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 to our audiences outstanding performances of men’s choral music and newly commissioned works by world renowned composers. 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.
Singing has been an important part of my life since high school. I remember my high school conductor Dan Earl telling us we were lucky to be part of a unique musical experience, and he was right. There's something special about the energy of a choral group. I've been fortunate to have other singing experiences since that early age that have been enriching and exciting in other ways too. I love GGMC; it's a creative outlet for me, and a great way to connect with others. In GGMC, our dedication to great choral music represents the history and traditions of peoples from every culture, race, creed, and heritage from around the world.
By contributing to GGMC, you are bringing more choral music to more people. Your donations go to the funding of new works of art 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 to be a part of an artistic organization who in turn give of their talents. Your funding provides for concert venues, marketing, advertising, production costs, guest artists, training programs, music purchases, collaborations with other great arts organizations. This year alone we will be part of great collaborations with Peninsula Women’s Chorus, Singers Marin, and The San Francisco Choral Society. Exciting and inspiring programs of music are all possible with 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. Please join me in donating today, and thanks in advance for your consideration.