Join us today to promote the art of choral singing in St. Louis. Together we can fill the silence caused by the pandemic with the harmony of the human voice. Please donate today.
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What did we learn from the pandemic, and what are we realizing in its aftermath?
My answer to the first question is that in the absence of live performance, I appreciated how much it invigorates, even challenges, me. Not being able to attend concerts and plays acted as salt to the wound of isolation. To the second question, my response is complex. There are more options available than before the pandemic, such as live streaming or recorded performances on YouTube. But wonderful though they can be, they can undermine our resolve to resume our pre-COVID lives. As I venture out to various performances, I see events drawing smaller audiences than in the past, even though I believe that none of us has lost our love for the arts. This has shown me that the challenges of the pandemic are still with us, and that we must still rely on the generous donations of friends and fans.
We are fortunate that our singers have returned, and indeed they are sounding better than ever. Our audiences too are rebounding, and venues are welcoming us all back to enjoy some of the greatest choral music in the repertoire. So now it is your turn to demonstrate through your donation that continuing to foster this unique focus on the unaccompanied human voice matters to you. If you value what the Chamber Chorus offers to St. Louis, we hope you will feel moved to make a year-end gift to the choir.
We appreciate your participation in this appeal regardless of the amount you can give. It is rewarding to know that what we do is appreciated by you - our list of donors is a tangible extension of the applause we earn in performance. Even when you are not able to attend a concert, we will see that you support our mission, “not merely to entertain, but to educate and inspire.”
Philip Barnes, Artistic Director
As an independent organization, we rely primarily on income from grants, ticket sales, and private donations. Due largely to the pandemic, grants from some of the major institutions that support the arts in St. Louis dropped off substantially last year, and we believe grant levels will continue to be reduced next year as well. We sincerely appreciate you, our dedicated supporters, who love the arts, who love the St. Louis Chamber Chorus, and who have stepped up to help fill the holes left by those institutions. Please consider joining those supporters. Your generosity will give you the joy of helping secure this unique artistic treasure for future generations of listeners and performers.
Many companies will match their employees’ contribution, and your membership level can be increased by such a match. For example, if your company matches your donation, your contribution of $250 plus your employer’s match will count as $500, giving you a Patron membership. If your company does have a Matching Gift program, please email or mail us your company's matching gift form after making your donation.
To become a donor you may do so by donating online above, calling our message service at (636) 458-4343, or sending a check to Saint Louis Chamber Chorus, P.O. Box 11558, Clayton, Missouri 63105.
All gifts will receive special acknowledgement. The Saint Louis Chamber Chorus is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Contributions are eligible for tax deductions to the limit allowable by law. Tax laws may require you to reduce the deductible amount of your contribution to the extent of benefits accepted.