Carmel High School Director of Choirs Kathrine Kouns loves the casual aspect of the school’s Choir Cabaret.
“One of the best things about this event is it’s not as formal as a regular concert,” Kouns said. “It’s not everyone sitting in a dark auditorium staring at the stage the entire time. It’s a great evening of community where people are up and about and talking and bidding and mingling.”
The Choir Cabaret & Auction fundraiser is set from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at the freshman cafeteria at CHS.
“We decorate it quite a bit, so it doesn’t look like a cafeteria,” Kouns said. “We’re going to have a lot of variety of music, wonderful desserts and great auction items. There will be music almost the entire time.”
There is a silent auction and live auction with bigger ticket items at the end.
The Ambassadors, the mixed show choir, and the Accents, the all-female show choir, will perform group numbers.
“There are more solo and small-group numbers, trios and quartets, than we’ve ever had before,” Kouns said. “We’re looking forward to everyone getting to see how talented they are. Some things are choreographed, and some are specially costumed.”
Kouns said the solos and small-group numbers the students perform will all be new.
The Ambassadors and Accents each will perform one song from their Oct. 9 fall concert. The groups will perform two numbers each, special for the Cabaret.
The fundraiser will help with the choirs’ trip to the Heart of America competition in Nashville, Tenn., in March 2019.
“This will help to pay for the busing and the hotels and the competition costs,” Kouns said. “We are trying to offset the costs so the individual families don’t have that burden.”
For more, visit ticketracker.com. Tickets are $20.