Dear family, friends, and colleagues:
I am writing to you to ask for your support of an organization which I am proud to be a part of : The Golden Gate Men’s Chorus. GGMC has been giving voice to the San Francisco music community for over 30 years by bringing our audiences outstanding performances of the finest in men’s choral music. In our 30 year history GGMC is known as one of the most distinguished arts organization in the bay area representing the cultural and social diversity of our community.
Why do we sing?
Music is the artistic expression of our very selves. Through singing we tell the stories of our lives. Our dedication to great choral music represents the history and traditions of peoples from every culture, race, creed, and heritage from around the world. Choral music brings us together as a community. It opens the door to understanding, tolerance, compassion, healing, and the venue for joined celebration of our human spirit. We sing because we must. It is necessary and essential as an expression of the hearts and minds of all people from every walk of life.
By contributing to GGMC you are bringing more choral music to more people. Your donations go to the funding of new choral works by world renowned composers. In this past year alone we have commissioned works by Vytautas Miškins, Leonard Enns, David Conte, and arrangements of Josu Elberdin's Cantate Domino and Jay Kuo and Blair Shepard's It Gets Better.
Your dollars fund scholarships for promising singers. Your funding provides for concert venues, marketing, advertising, production costs, guest artists, training programs, music purchases, and collaborations with other arts organizations. This year alone we will be part of three great collaborations with Peninsula Women’s Chorus, Singer’s Marin, The San Francisco Choral Society. Exciting and inspiring programs of music are continuously made possible through your generous donation.
In order for any arts organization to thrive we must obtain the financial backing of friends, family, corporate sponsorships, city, state, and national grants. We are grateful for all the support we have received over the years and hope that you will consider being a part of that community by making a tax deductible contribution to the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus. Join me in donating today. Support at any level, $25, $50, $100, $250, $500 or more. The money that you give continues to foster and build the arts community in San Francisco and the bay area making the world a more beautiful place filled with music and the joyful sound of singing.