Our Future Awaits
I am going to tell you something that you already know: the pandemic has wrought misery and pain upon our community, robbing us of friends and family, and devastating our cultural life. Its effects will continue to be felt even after we find a vaccine, because of its economic disruption. The financial support of trusts, foundations, and public bodies – like the Regional Arts Commission – will continue to dwindle because their own resources have been compromised. The performing arts, prevented from actually performing, will survive only because we choose to support them through this crisis.
Here’s the good news: the Chamber Chorus will survive because audiences love to hear people sing together, and because singers love to sing! But how the choir continues is up to all of us who love choral music. As you may know, we took the lead to create an alternative to live performance, and are now embarking upon a series of presentations enlivened by our archive of concert recordings. However, we must plan for the return of live singing and the time when we gather again to enjoy landmarks of the repertoire, sung in some of St. Louis’s most beautiful locations. Like everything worthwhile, planning requires resources, which is why I am asking you to make a gift now to the Chamber Chorus. Donations great and small not only support the choir financially, they also reassure us that all our efforts ‘behind the scenes’ are recognized and appreciated. Nobody involved with the Chamber Chorus is reaping large financial rewards; we do what we do because we value the singers and composers, and are intent on securing their legacy for the next generation. You can be assured that your donations will have a direct impact on our capacity to present and promote great music.
This unique season is our 65th; would you consider making a special gift of $65 or more? Together we can weather the storm of the coronavirus and emerge to brighten our lives with beautiful music, heartfelt and sung from the soul. Thank you for whatever you can do to support the Chamber Chorus in these challenging times.
Philip Barnes, Artistic Director
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The Saint Louis Chamber Chorus is an independent organization depending upon three sources of income: grants, ticket sales and private support. Since grants and ticket prices cover less than half the cost of producing quality concerts, we urge you to join our dedicated band of supporters by selecting one of the membership categories listed below. Membership brings with it various premiums and privileges, together with the satisfaction of sustaining St. Louis’s premier a cappella ensemble now in its sixth decade. Without your help this unique artistic treasure of St. Louis cannot be secured 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 online by clicking one of the buttons below, calling our message service at (636) 458-4343, or sending a check to Saint Louis Chamber Chorus, P.O. Box 11558, Clayton, Missouri 63105.
The Saint Louis Chamber Chorus is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Contributions are eligible for tax deduction to the limit allowable by law.