Dear Family, Friends, and Colleagues,
As most of you know, singing has always been a part of my life. Thirty-one years ago, I joined the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus as a founding member, and have been a singer, officer, board member, and supporter of the chorus ever since.
I am writing to ask you for your support. As a non-profit, GGMC relies on donations from our audience—as you’ve always heard, ticket sales only cover a small fraction of the cost of running an arts organization. GGMC has been giving voice to the San Francisco music community for 31 years by bringing to our audiences outstanding performances of men’s choral music and newly commissioned works by world renowned composers. GGMC has become one of the most distinguished arts organizations in the Bay Area, representing the cultural and social diversity of our community.
Why do we sing? Music is a part of every culture. We have music when we celebrate an event, mourn a loss, worship, are entertained, when we party with friends. Music is the artistic expression of our very selves, and begins with the universal instrument—our voices. Through singing we tell the stories of our lives. GGMC’s 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 celebration of our human spirit. We sing because we must. It is a necessary and essential expression of the hearts and minds of all people from all walks of life.
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.
- 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, and collaborations with other great arts organizations. This year alone we will be part of three great collaborations with the Peninsula Women’s Chorus, Singer’s 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, and 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 will 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.
This year, the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus is using a service called Crowdrise to help us meet our fundraising goals. Please visit my personal Crowdrise page at: