The Boeing Employees Choir will be featured at a special holiday concert on the evening of December 6th in Burien. The free public event is a benefit for the Highline Music4Life™ program and is sponsored in-part by 4Culture.
“The Boeing ambassadors of goodwill are a wonderful way to start the holiday season”, says event coordinator Julie Nelson of Windermere Real Estate and the Burien-White Center Rotary Club. “they have made five concert tours in Europe, one to Australia and New Zealand and will tour Scotland and Ireland in 2015. We can enjoy them right here in Burien.” Under the direction of Dr. David Chrysler, the concert begins at 7:30pm at the Lake Burien Prespyterian Church, located at 15003 14th Avenue SW in Burien. The choir sings approximately 20 concerts annually in a repertoire that spans Bach to Broadway. In case you’re a Boeing employee, retiree or family member, the choir is accepting applications from singers who might be interested in that Scotland/Ireland trip.
Highline Music4Life is the local organization that acquires “lovingly used” musical instruments, gets them repaired if needed, and provides them free of charge to Highline Public Schools for use by students of low income families. The program was created two years ago by the school board and is also sponsored by the Rotary clubs of Des Moines, Burien-White Center and SeaTac. “You don’t have to be a Rotarian to support Music4Life,” says David Endicott, the organization’s President / CEO. “All that’s necessary is that you understand the unique value that instrumental music plays in the life and education of a child.” More than 250 musical instruments have been acquired for Highline Schools’ kids.
Music4Life is supported in-part by grants from 4Culture, First Choice Health, Garvey Schubert Barer, the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence, local Rotary clubs and other local community leaders.