5:30 pm to 10:00 pm at Fremont Studios
Our biggest event of the year! Festivities include can't-miss live and silent auctions, a full course dinner, live musical entertainment, and an after-dinner dance party with City Sound Wave! It's the prom we all deserve.
Join Emcees Elisa Jaffe and Seth Wayne and Auctioneer Laura Michalek to snag one-of-a-kind experiences such as Broadway backstage access, getting up close with big game animals on safari in South Africa, or a cruise to the destination of your choice. The auction also includes fine art, premium wines, and local business treats and experiences in the Puget Sound region.
We are thrilled to be this year’s Gala Auction Chairs and would like to officially welcome you to the event and thank you for your support of the choruses. Chris has been an active singing member of the Men’s Chorus for 8 Years and Bill is enjoying his first year on the Board of Directors.
Professionally, Chris is the Director of Pre-Sales Technology Support at Hiya, a growing technology firm in Seattle and Bill is an entrepreneur with a focus on building creative workspaces. Personally, we are known for taking long weekend global trips and, when we are here at home, we enjoy time with our two lovely Havanese dogs, Sidney and Victoria.
The choruses have a very special place in both of our hearts. We believe not only in their mission but in the ever-growing community they curate. Both choruses sing to promote equality, inclusiveness, and social justice not only for LGBTQ+ people and their allies but also for the greater communities that have the pleasure of hearing their voices. Also, when Chris was recovering from a rare case of leukemia, the chorus community was there for the both of us beat it and get him back on stage through the power of song, friendship and laughter!
We have been and will continue to be long time supporters of the choruses and, in particular, have enjoyed showing and celebrating our support at these annual Gala Auctions. We have enjoyed beautiful eyewear, artwork, entertainment, wine, and travel experiences including to Bali - all from our purchases at the Auction!
So, enjoy the great food, drink, entertainment and dancing tonight while you BID HIGH & BID OFTEN!