WHAT WE DO
The McCall Music Society was incorporated on May 9, 1988. Since that time the Society has hosted a variety of musical performances and educational opportunities for the benefit of local musicians, audiences, and students. In so doing, our aim is to enrich the cultural climate of the McCall area. In keeping with that aim, the McCall Music Society is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation. Contributions to the Society are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law as defined by the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
Our programs include the Beyerle/Fry music scholarships for McCall area students in K-12, master classes given by guest artists for local area students, joint sponsorship of the Second Sunday Sounds @ Six Series with the Community Congregational Church and the McCall Arts & Humanities Council, hosting distinguished artists in concert, and furthering a variety of other programs as they arise.
Recent performances include Christmas concerts over the last several years, featuring local singers and musicians; presentation of the Langroise Trio in 2010; a 2010 gala benefit concert starring Jeff Cohan and Tom Harris, “Go for Baroque and All That Jazz”; and, concerts by international medalist and Steinway artist, Steven Spooner. In addition, the Society has dedicated several concerts in recent years to premiering the works of Idaho composers. Also in July 2012 the Society was proud to present the first multi-day music festival called Summerfest which was a huge success featuring artists from all over the country. We are looking forward to having Summerfest continue for many years to come.
MCCALL CONCERT SINGERS
The McCall Chorale draws its membership from the surrounding communities of Cascade, Donnelly, McCall, New Meadows, Riggins, and even Council and Indian Valley. Our choir consists of people with diverse backgrounds and musical experiences. There are no auditions; we only ask that you are willing to commit your time and energy to practice on your own, and attend rehearsals and performances.
The Beyerle/Fry Scholarship was created in 1990 after a generous donation was made to the McCall Music Society in memory of our dear friend and arts patron, Dorothy Beyerle. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist talented and dedicated young local musicians
MCCALL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
The McCall Orchestra also draws its membership from the surrounding communities and includes local students, amateurs as well as professional musicians. There are no auditions but we ask for your commitment to practicing on your own and attending rehearsals and performances.