Published: Oct 20, 2013 8:58 AM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Ordinary people making extraordinary music. That's what the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida is all about. They have a dream of one day performing concerts for free, but to do that, they need to raise money!

Saturday night, the group kicked off its "Gift to the Community Campaign" at the Italian American Club in Cape Coral. 

At their first fundraiser of the campaign, those who attended dressed in 60s glitz, were treated to a meal, and martinis. Along with a silent auction, and 50/50 raffle, town manager of Fort Myers Beach Terry Stewart sang Frank Sinatra.

Rachael Rafanelli, our own WINK News reporter, emceed the event.

The chorale is a group of auditioned volunteers under the direction of Dr. Timothy McDonnell.  Members range in age from high school to senior citizens.

The group will have more fundraisers throughout their campaign. 


To learn more about them, and future events, visit their website http://symphonicchorale.org/