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Individual giving

“This was so incredible I don’t have words. I was moved to tears, I don’t know what overcame me. What a tremendous source of healing and inspiration, please don’t stop what you are doing – we need more of this in our community!”
– Candace, audience member


Individual donations make up more than 50% of our operating budget. We gratefully appreciate all our donors at every giving level for their support; every donation we receive, however large or small is important to us. Ticket sales underwrite only a fraction of the cost of performance, preparation, and operations, and your generous support ensures choral music will continue as it has for over 76 seasons!



Please consider a donation in celebration of our 76th Season!


Passionata – $25,000+

Special gratitude is extended to our season sponsors who make up the Passionate level of giving. Their generosity helps secure the very highest quality in our choral performances.

Todd and Allyson Aldrich
Brooks and Kate Firestone
Dick and Marilyn Mazess


Stanza – $10,000+

Stanza members’ contributions help pay for our accompanist, soloists, section leaders, and orchestra members.


Baton Level – $5000+

Baton donations underwrite our rehearsal hall for the season, and other operating expenses.


Soli – $2500+

Soli memberships donations help cover technical costs for performances, including photography and videography and archival media.


Canto – $1000+

The Canto Society, our largest group of donors, makes up the core of our financial giving opportunities.  Among other things, their contributions fund marketing expenses, purchases of vocal scores for major choral works each season, and provide music scholarships for young singers.


To express our appreciation, each level of giving comes with a host of benefits, including VIP concert receptions, your name on the cover of the concert programs and in the press, free concert tickets, admission to a closed Choral Society rehearsal at the Music Academy of the West, and more.

Thank you for keeping the song alive!