West Shore Chorale Celebrates 30 Years


unnamedFor 30 years, Conductor John Drotleff has been at the helm of the West Shore Chorale, a premier West Side community based organization dedicated to the performance of classical choral works.  In celebration of this accomplishment, the Chorale will hold a benefit in his honor to recognize his commitment to music, to teaching, and to the betterment of the communities of the West Side.

The black-tie benefit in support of the West Shore Chorale will take place on Saturday, February 22nd at 6:30PM at the North Olmsted Party Center.  The evening will include an open top-shelf bar, a gourmet dinner, special presentations in honor of Mr. Drotleff, silent auction, and dancing with the Swing City Big Band.

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Joining the Chorale for this very special event is Robert Page, former Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Choruses and world renown Grammy winning choral conductor.  Mr. Page will be delivering a one-hour address prior to the start of the benefit at5:30PM to holders of premium tickets.  Mr. Page will also be available for interviews with the media prior to the event..

The benefit also celebrates 30 years of service from Accompanist Maria Voljin.

Mr. Drotleff has directed choirs and taught music in northeastern Ohio since 1961 in four public schools, three colleges, seven churches and three community choruses. His work in high schools and colleges has included appearances at state adjudicated events, professional music conferences, and tours throughout the East and Midwestern parts of the country, including venues in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Indianapolis, and Washington D.C. at the Kennedy Center and The National Cathedral.

Tickets are available exclusively on www.westshorechorale.org.  Premium tickets including the pre-event with Mr. Page are $125 per plate while standard tickets are $75 per plate.  A portion of each ticket is tax-deductible.

The West Shore Chorale is a non-profit arts organization, dedicated to enriching lives through the beauty and power of choral music. Committed to the highest performance standards, the Chorale presents a varied selection of repertoire, from traditional to rarely heard compositions. By offering affordable ticket prices and highly accessible venues, the Chorale strives to share these great choral works with the widest possible audiences.

For more information, please contact Susan Cross, President of the West Shore Chorale Board of Trustees, at 216-589-0489 or at susancrosspots@live.com.


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