Choral Cabaret, A benefit concert

It’s time to spread the word and share the love, LOVE, LOVE! Our 19th Annual Choral Cabaret is set for Saturday, Feb. 23rd at Haverford High School, and this year’s benefit concert promises to be more fab than ever before.

Choral Cabaret is an evening of unforgettable contemporary performances, hand-picked by a host of rising stars in our choral program — from soloists to small ensembles. And this year, we’ll journey all the way to Abbey Road, with a finale featuring Haverford High School’s award-winning Chamber Choir and Concert Chorale performing a medley of iconic hits from The Beatles.

Our biggest fundraiser of the year, this benefit concert is a great opportunity to mingle with fellow patrons, enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts, have fun and raise money to support our renowned choral arts program while doing it.

Bid on a wide array of valuable prizes donated by area businesses in our Silent Auction. Try your luck in our 50/50. And don’t miss your chance to win our Grand Prize: A Philly Night Out, including tickets for LEGALLY BLONDE at Walnut Street Theater.


SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, February 23, 2019. (Snow date is Sunday 2/24.) Doors open at 5PM for social hour and hors d’oeuvres. Performances begin at 6PM.

BUY YOUR TICKETS: To avoid the line at the door, purchase your tickets in advance and save! General Admission tickets ar $15 in advance ($20 at the door), $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students. Order online here or complete the Cabaret ticket order form, along with a check made payable to Haverford Choral Association. Please bring the form and check to the HCA meeting immediately following Back to School Night on 1/28/19, or have your student give them to Ms.Core in a labeled envelope.

LEND A HAND. If you’re grateful for our amazing choral arts program, here’s a chance to show it! Choral Cabaret is a huge undertaking, and it truly takes a village to bring it to life. Find a subcommittee that interests you and give what you can — time, talent, tablecloth pressing…all are needed and so appreciated!


Silent auction   The Silent Auction Committee, chaired by Sue Cunningham, is seeking volunteers to contact merchants for auction items, assist with setup on the day of Cabaret and distribute items at the end of the night. If you can’t donate your time, consider donating an auction item or service yourself. Visit our sign up genius page for more information and to join this team!

Dessert Donations All choral families are encouraged to donate a dessert for the intermission dessert buffet.  Desserts can be homemade or purchased. All donated desserts should be prepared and delivered in finger food-sized portions around noon on the day of Saturday, February 23rd Dessert Donation Sign Up

Ticket Sales Committee. We are seeking a point person to manage this effort. This involves tracking and distributing tickets sold online, by order form and at the door the evening of the event. Volunteers are needed to assist point person with advance tickets sales and to run shifts at the ticket table the day of the event. Please visit our sign up genius page for more detailed information.

The food committee chaired by Mary Ellen Winoski, is seeking volunteers to help with staging and styling the food and beverages on the buffet tables on the day of the event. Please visit our sign-up genius page for more detailed information and help make the event a smashing and scrumptious success.

Decorating Committee, chaired by Jen Smith, meets twice before the event and on the morning of the 23rd to dress the lobby in this year’s theme: Beatlemania! No previous design experience required. Just willing hands and maybe a touch of MacGyver-level ingenuity. Check out our sign up genius page for more information and to join our crew.

Student Dinner We are seeking 2 volunteers to organize and chaperone the student pizza dinner before the performances begin. This dinner traditionally takes place from 4:45-5:30 and is sponsored by HHS Choral Council. Details: Arrange delivery and set up of pizza for students. Organize additional snacks such as veggies and chips, ice tea and lemonade.Check out our sign up genius page for more information.

Floral Arrangements We are seeking one or two volunteers to manage the cabaret floral arrangements for the food and ticket tables. Sign Up

Tablecloth Team  The devil is in the details!!  Contribute to this event on your own schedule, or perhaps you know a retiree who would like to help? Ironing tablecloths in advance of the event is HUGE.  This task allows the food, decor and auction committees to get straight to set-up the morning of the event without having the stress of having to iron 32 cloths!  We are asking the cloths be pressed, folded and hung on a hanger, ready for pick up 5-7 days before the event. Please visit our sign up genius page to volunteer.

Clean-Up Crew  We are seeking a point person to coordinate this effort. The perfect opportunity if you don’t have time to give ahead of the event. Stick around and help our volunteers transform the star-studded venue back into a respectable high school. Please visit our sign up genius page for more detailed information.

For general questions about the event please contact Karen Vitale