The purity and innocence of a child’s voice, the brilliance of the Cathedral Brass, the nuanced sound of a choir, the sonic splendor of a symphony orchestra, the grandeur of the great Cathedral organ. All this and more greeted concert-goers during the inaugural year of the Cathedral Concert Series at St. Peter Cathedral, Marquette.
The concert series was made possible through a generous grant from the Legacy of Faith Endowment Fund. Legacy of Faith often provides “start up” grants to help new programs get started. “Legacy of Faith grants can bring life to new program ideas that hold potential for engaging the faithful in creative and interesting ways,” said Tami Seavoy, who serves on the Legacy of Faith Advisory Board. “Launching new programs can be cost prohibitive or financially risky for a parish. Legacy of Faith grants reduce the parish’s financial risk and empower those people who have the passion, talent and desire to try something new.”
The result? The inaugural year was a hit! Goodwill offerings at each concert, combined with fundraising efforts by program organizers and continued grant support from Legacy of Faith will carry the series for another year. Looking ahead, Samuel Holmberg, the program director, hopes to endow the program. “If we had reliable and consistent funding from an endowment, we could spend less time on fundraising and more time on our mission – providing inspiring music in an inspiring setting.”
To stay up to date on this year’s concert schedule, visit St. Peter Cathedral’s Facebook Page.