In a four-week campaign, choir members personally gave to the Give Hope for the Holidays fundraiser, which was inspired by the choir's mission of reaching out to the Point Loma community and supporting school music programs.
At the end of the fundraising campaign, the choir had been successful in raising $2,444 – enough to fully fund a class set of ukuleles for Loma Portal and purchase other needed items such as presentation microphones. A check was presented to Loma Portal's Foundation president Valerie Lawson, Principal Mark Morici, and music teacher Candy Szalay on Dec. 13 at Loma Portal School and then again at the Peninsula Singers Holiday Concert at All Souls Church on Dec. 14.
The Peninsula Singers is a community choir in Point Loma directed by Sarah Suhonen and accompanied by Stewart Simon on piano and welcomes singers with all levels of experience. The choir has performed at many venues throughout the community, including U.S.S. Midway, the Point Loma Village Cultural Faire, Southwestern Yacht Club, Point Loma High School, several local libraries, December Nights in Balboa Park and the San Diego Botanical Garden.
To find out more about joining the Peninsula Singers for the Spring 2020 Semester starting Jan. 13, visit peninsulasingerssandiego.org. Established in 2003, Peninsula Singers is a Committee of the nonprofit Ocean Beach Community Foundation.