YOU Can win the 2013 Winter Solstice Quilt… if you buy a ticket. Buy Online!

News flash! You can buy your raffle tickets online. See how, below.

2013 Quilt 22013 Quilt 1 Our New Quilt is ready!  You, too, can be a proud owner of a Syracuse Community Choir quilt, handmade by our singers! 

Buy tickets at our concert or from any choir member.  View or download a full-page image of the quilt here.

Buying Raffle Tickets Online

Follow the instructions below to submit your order. Raffle tickets will be filled out in your name and included in the drawing at the concert. You need not be present to win. (Of course, you can also buy directly from any choir member or at the concert.)

Select your preferred ticket price in the dropdown menu, below and click on the “Buy Now” button.

If you want more tickets than you can find here, such as two sets of 7 tickets for $20, you can add multiples of whatever option you’ve chosen on the PayPal page that opens. Just change the quantity to whatever you want and click “update.”  Please confirm that the total reflects what you intend before proceeding.

You can choose to pay with your credit card whether or not you have a PayPal account. Just select “Don’t have a PayPal Account” on that PayPal page.

Raffle Options

CNY Arts Survey

Please Take 8 minutes to fill out CNY Arts’ online survey to obtain feedback about your experience with the arts and cultural opportunities in Central New York and your priorities for supporting the arts.

Please Click Here for Survey Link

How the Choir is Involved
For several years, the choir has been participating in the IDEAS Collaborative (Initiative to Develop the Arts in Syracuse), a project developed by the Gifford Foundation.

Through this, we began meeting with three other Syracuse-based arts organizations to develop ways of mutual support. Collectively called the MOSAIC Collaborative, it is comprised of the Choir, the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center, the Dance Theater of Syracuse, and the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble.

The MOSAIC Collaborative recently got a grant for PR and Marketing through the IDEAS Implementation Fund! We are also committed to supporting the work of IDEAS through CNY Arts, whose mission is to leverage our arts and cultural community as a vehicle for economic growth, neighborhood development, tourism and improving quality of life for CNY.

Flower Power Fundraiser

Flower Power Fundraising

Syracuse Community Choir has partnered with Flower Power Fundraising for this season’s fundraiser.

Flower Power has top-quality flower bulbs for our friends and family members to purchase. Also, all orders ship directly to our customers’ homes and come with a 100% money-back guarantee.

Flower Power

A personal note from Kate Lewis:

We are starting a fall fundraiser using flower power. We have just over a month to encourage as many people as possible to buy bulbs and plants. We get 50% of every sale and these are high quality products. So please try your best to spread the word.
We need to raise this money to be able to pay our invaluable staff members this year.

Here’s how the program works:


A special web page, dedicated to our organization, has been set up by me at the Flower Power website. The page has information about our group, and, explains how someone can help us achieve our fundraising goals by making purchases from the Flower Power website.


For every purchase made Syracuse Community Choir receives 50% of the sale price which counts toward our fundraising goal.

Now here’s where you come in!

To Order Flowers Now, Click Here.


To Join Our Team, keep reading.

Your job as a team member is to share our fundraiser with as many of your friends and family members as possible. Flower Power offers you two great ways to do just that:


Use the Flower Power Email Tool to automatically invite friends and family members to buy from our fundraiser. Click here to personalize your invitations and add email addresses to our fundraising drive and then Flower Power will do all the rest.


Share your fundraising message with your Facebook friends. Click here to set up your personal fundraising homepage within our campaign. Once complete, Flower Power will ask you if you want to “Share Now”, click yes and a small posting sharing our group’s goals and results to date will appear on your Wall.

Our success is up to you!

Please click on one of the options above today.

Have fun and thank you!
Kate Lewis
Syracuse Community Choir

Flower Power Fundraising Inc., 160 Intervale Rd, Burlington, VT 05401 | 1-877-605-3185

Cheryl Spear’s Obituary

Cheryl L. Spear December 11, 2011 The Syracuse community, and friends, family and colleagues around the country just lost a beloved and passionate advocate for human rights and disability rights. Cheryl L. Spear died December 11 after a six-month battle with cancer. She is survived by her mother, Betty Robinson of Atlanta, GA; her father, Onus Clark of Spartanburg, SC; nine siblings; and many close friends and extended family members. She was known for humor, generosity, intellectual rigor, deep-rooted spirituality, dignity, loyalty and willingness to speak truth to power. Born in Harlem, Cheryl lived as a young adult in the Bay Area of California and maintained a wide circle of friends there. Her service to the board of W.O.M.A.N inc. (Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent) is one example of her commitments. Although she lost much of her physical vision at that time, her inner vision inspired all she touched, as did the competence and independence with which she navigated the world with the minuscule amount of sight she retained. In 1998, she obtained a BA in clinical psychology from Brooklyn College, where she led a student advocacy organization in compelling the college to address the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She obtained a master’s degree at Syracuse University in cultural foundations of education and a Certificate of Advanced Study in disability studies in 2003. In her early studies at SU, she received an African American Studies Fellowship and served as a graduate assistant at the Center on Human Policy. She was completing her Ph.D. at the time of her death. Both in her employment and in student organizations, she advocated for people with disabilities. She was a founding member of the Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee, a student disability advocacy organization, and of Students for Visual Access Today, which provides support and accessible course materials for those with low vision. She participated in the first audio description at Syracuse Stage last April. Cheryl’s Syracuse involvements outside the university included singing with the Syracuse Community Choir and serving on several boards of directors, always bringing people together across differences. A memorial service will be held in Hendricks Chapel on the SU campus at 6 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2012.

Bass Part – Winter 2011

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01 Freeway – Bass

02 Keep the Faith Alive

02 Keep the Faith Alive – Bass

03 Nothing About Us – Bass

04 So May We All – Bass

05 This is My Song – Bass

06 Two Good Arms – Bass

07 Mariposa – Recording

08 Freeway – Recording

09 This Wall – Recording

Business Sponsorships

Business Sponsorships

Download the Business Sponsor Form Here

Print out the form and follow the directions printed on the form.

To Pay Online: Select the size you wish from the dropdown menu, below, then click the “Buy Now” button.

You may choose to pay with your credit card whether or not you have a PayPal account. Just select “Don’t have a PayPal Account” on the page that opens next.

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