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Chorale with a side of meatballs

February 27, 2015

The Chorale will hold its first ever spaghetti dinner on March 21 at the Methodist church on Broadway from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The fundraiser is intended to raise money for next year’s trip, when Chorale and the Chamber Orchestra travel to Italy.

“The dinner will be fun, it is a group effort and a bonding activity we can do together for a good cause,” stated choral director Tim Pahel.

Keeping with the Italian theme, Chorale members will serve spaghetti to patrons with a meat sauce or vegan alternative along with salad and garlic bread. Students and members of the community are welcome to attend and can buy tickets at the door for five dollars.

“We just want people to come out and show some support to the Chorale and our tours,” said Monmouth senior and Chorale member Alyssa Janssen. “We tour every year and we want as many members to have the chance to tour as possible.”

The hope is to raise $500 to allocate toward the Chorale’s fund for the trip to Italy next year. Members will travel to Rome, Florence and other cities to preform and take in the sights. It will cost $3,000 per person for the 50-member team.

“This is the first of many fundraisers we will be doing for our trip to Italy and it should be a great event,” said Monmouth College student and Chorale member Kathleen Brown.

The group will sing in mass in the cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and attend a music concert in Sant’Eustachio as well as Santa Maria de Ricci.

Since the cost of travel to Italy will be expensive, Chorale will stay stateside for this years trip. Pahel plans to visit Minneapolis and Chicago to perform at various churches and visit the Mall of America. The group will also go to high schools to recruit prospective students.

The doors are open to students and faculty with the goal to feed over one hundred people at the spaghetti night. If you are hankering for some Italian-style cuisine, feel free to drop by.

Alistair Ramsay
Senior Staff Writer

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