Chili Tuesday on Jan 22: Fundraiser for Mountain Melody

Chili Tuesday is happening January 22, 2018 at the Moke Hill Town Hall!! Doors Open at 5:30 pm.

Chili Tuesday Poster
Chili Tuesday on Jan . 22

A delicious chili dinner will be served to warm up this January night, along with Cornbread, Tangy Cole Slaw, a Vegetarian Chili option, and Dessert. Wine and Soft Drinks will be available as well. There will also be some fine items offered for a silent auction as another way for you to give back and end up with something nice for yourself or a loved one. Tickets for the dinner are $20 for adults, $15 for children under 12. For more info, contact Bonnie Miller at 209-768-5325

Proceeds from the event go to benefit Mountain Melody Women’s Chorus to help them get to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in March of 2019. Mountain Melody has been asked to join an exclusive international women’s choir to perform at this legendary venue, and they are thrilled to be representing the California Gold Country Region. Mountain Melody has been invited by Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) to participate in this exciting event.

There will be 15 singers from the chorus making this trip, many who have been in the chorus since its inception in 2005, under the artistic direction of founder Julia Shelby.

Mountain Melody is looking forward to this event with great anticipation, and as always, we are so grateful for the support we have and will continue to receive.

“Mountain Melody received this invitation because of the high quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the high quality of their audition recording. It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York.

These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the community’s recognition and support.” 

Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for DCINY

If you can’t make it to Chili Tuesday, but would still like to help Mountain Melody, please go to the gofundme page.

Mountain Melody Is Going to Carnegie, NYC

“Mountain Melody is going to Carnegie Hall in 2019—an amazing opportunity to sing on the iconic stage with a 200 member women’s chorus and orchestra!”

I received a phone call from a representative from Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) informing me that she had heard us on line and was quite impressed with us. She was calling to invite Mountain Melody to participate in a performance of Magnificat- Music for Women’s Voices at Carnegie Hall in the spring 2019. We will be part of an international women’s chorus. I brought this idea to Mountain Melody and we accepted. So, my contact sent our online performance to the audition committee and we were given a formal invitation to participate in this international concert.

Dr. Jonathan Griffith, the artistic director and principal conductor of DCINY wrote a letter of acceptance to me and this some of what he said about Mountain Melody: “in recognition of your dedication to musical excellence, due to the high quality of your audition recording it is with great pleasure that I extend an invitation to you and Mountain Melody…”

In the press release (which we will use in the future as time draws near) Dr. Griffith states ” Mountain Melody was invited because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers…not only do these musicians represent high quality of music and education but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the community’s recognition and support.”

Needless to say, Mountain Melody is excited to be invited, especially when this was literally dropped in our laps out of the blue. We look forward to representing Calaveras County to the rest of the world!

“Julie Shelby Artistic Director”

Please support our trip and Donate any amount.


Members of Mountain Melody all have their thumbs out like they are hitchin' a ride.
Mountain Melody is going to Carnegie Hall, NYC in Spring 2019!
Help Us Get There!

Mountain Melody Women’s Chorus is so thrilled to be asked to perform in “Magnificat-Music For Women’s Voices” at Carnegie Hall in NYC in March of 2019.

We are most graciously accepting donations from our friends, patrons and community to help with the costs associated with this fantastic event!

Your generous donation will help us cover the costs of participation, travel, music purchases, and lodging for this trip.

Please send a check in any amount to:

Mountain Melody
c/o Sue Wilmer
PO Box 546
Mountain Ranch CA 95246

Thank You!