Dear family, friends, and colleagues:
I am writing to you to ask for your support of the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus, an organization that I have been a proud member of for over 12 years. 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 and is known as one of the most distinguished arts organizations in the Bay Area, representing the cultural and social diversity of our community.
Singing has been an important part of my life since college. It’s not only been a creative outlet for me but a great way to connect with others – not just the members of the audience but also the world community. 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.
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, and 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. Please join me in donating today and thanks in advance for your consideration.