One day each December, thousands of soldiers from Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC travel through Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The soldiers begin arriving at 4:00 AM and really look forward to a warm breakfast after travelling all night.
The Charlotte Chorale is proud to donate sausage biscuits to the USO to feed the soldiers through our Buy A Biscuit Program. Over the years we have donated over 20,000 sausage biscuits.
We have been asked many times about what makes us different than other choirs in the area. The answer is Diversity, (in singers and repertoire) and that we use our music to help other people. To accomplish this we sometimes have to take the music to the people. We have traveled all over the Carolinas and here are just a few stops along the way:
Biltmore Estate Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens VFW National Convention
Southern Christmas Show Cabarrus Country Fair Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Matthews Alive Christmas at Billy Graham Library Taste of Charlotte
Levine Children’s Hospital Various Nursing Homes WBT Holiday On Ice
We’ve presented our shows at different venues, sung the National Anthem for the USO, Carowinds Opening Day, Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Checkers.
There have been many musical moments during a concert that makes a singer tingle, and one special moment was honoring veterans from WWII through the Iraq War during “Song for the Unsung Hero” at the “Sing Noel” concert.
Each time we give a performance, we think that we are the ones changing lives. But then you get a smile from a hospitalized child or a soldier about to deploy or an audience member and you realize, they are changing our lives.
The Charlotte Chorale is proud to share their music with the community and to use its performances to benefit local organizations.
Over the years local organizations have received donations from Charlotte Chorale which included toys, books and breakfast items we've collected. They include Crop Walk, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, KinderMourn, Musical Heirs, American Red Cross, USO of North Carolina,Hospitality House of Charlotte and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Charlotte.
Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those in our community.