• Holiday Concert and Gala

37th Annual Holiday Concert and Gala

Her Excellency Kirsti Kauppi, the Ambassador of Finland, Honorary Patron

Julie Chase, Gala Chair
Lexy Kessler, Finance Committee Chair
Lizabeth Tankersley, Auction Chair
Nadine Wethington, Board Chair
Scott Tucker, Artistic Director
Tad Czyzewski, Executive Director

Join us for an elegant and festive celebration of the season benefitting Choral Arts! This year, we partner with the Embassy of Finland to top off their year-long centennial independence celebration, Suomi Finland 100. Treat a loved one to a fabulous evening out, or purchase a table and invite colleagues and contacts to mingle with more than 525 of Washington’s most prominent political, business, and cultural leaders.

  • 7:00 pm: Christmas with Choral Arts, a concert with the Choral Arts Chorus – Kennedy Center Concert Hall
  • 8:30 pm: Reception and Silent Auction, featuring luxury items and the finest in travel, dining, and social opportunities – Roof Terrace
  • 9:30 pm: Gourmet Dinner and Dancing until 12:30 am

Monday, December 18, 2017, 7:00pm – 12:30am

Holiday Concert, Dinner, Dancing, and Silent Auction

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Gala Table Levels

$10,000 Guarantor
• 10 Box Tier Tickets for the Holiday Concert and a VIP table for 10 at the Gala Dinner
• Four invitations to the fall Cocktail Reception
• Four invitations to the exclusive Ambassador’s Reception at the Embassy of Finland on Thursday, December 14, 2017
• Tickets for Troops: Underwrites tickets for four active, retired, or wounded service members and their families to attend a Choral Arts Christmas concert

$8,000 Partner
• 10 Premium Orchestra Tickets for the Holiday Concert and a table for 10 at the Gala Dinner
• Two invitations to the fall Cocktail Reception
• Two invitations to the exclusive Ambassador’s Reception at the Embassy of Finland on Thursday, December 14, 2017

All table sponsors receive recognition in:
• All Choral Arts concert programs for 2017-2018 concert season
• Gala invitation and dinner program
• Choral Arts website

Gala Individual Ticket Levels

$675 Patron
• Seating for one at the Holiday Concert and Gala Dinner
• Recognition in Gala concert program and dinner program
• Recognition in Choral Arts concert programs for 2016-2017 Season

$800 Benefactor
All of the above, plus:
• Recognition in Gala invitation
• Invitation for one to the fall Cocktail Reception

$1,000 Founder
All of the above, plus:
• Upgrade to Box concert seating and Premium Gala seating
• Invitation for one to the exclusive Ambassador’s Reception at the Embassy of Finland on Thursday, December 14, 2017

Tickets for Troops

With a donation of $2,000, you can underwrite tickets for four active, retired, or wounded service members and their families to enjoy a Choral Arts Christmas concert.

Additional Concert Tickets

All Gala patrons may order additional tickets for the December 18, 2017 concert at a 10% discount. This is a great way to thank employees or have additional family members attend this very special holiday concert.

For additional tickets, please contact Regina Burgher at 202.244.3669 or email rburgher@choralarts.org.

Print Deadlines

(subject to change)
Invitation: September 29, 2017
Playbill: November 13, 2017
Dinner Program: November 30, 2017

Thank you for making Gala 2016 a huge success!

36th Annual Holiday Concert and Gala

His Excellency the Ambassador of Switzerland and Mrs. Anita Dahinden, Honorary Patrons

Nicholas R. Smith, Board Chair
Leslie Sandoz, Gala Chair
Lexy Kessler and Catherine C. Jones, Finance Committee Co-Chairs
Scott Tucker, Artistic Director – Tad Czyzewski, Executive Director

Monday, December 19, 2016, 7:00pm – 11:30pm

Holiday Concert, Dinner, Dancing, and Silent Auction

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Chairman’s Circle

SunTrust Foundation

Pacesetters

ECS Federal, LLC
Anne B. Keiser and Douglas M. Lapp
MARS, Incorporated
PE Systems, Inc.

Guarantors

Suzanne S. Brock
Deloitte
Novetta
Tiffanny and Eric Gates
Sandoz Family
SBES&S Clients Consolidated Charitable Foundation
Diane and Peter Schaefer
Nicholas R. and Deborah Smith
Lizabeth Tankersley and Brian P. McKeon
Barbara and Charles Rossotti
Wells Fargo Private Mortgage Banking
VMT/Unique Residential Care Center
Mr. and Mrs. Olin Wethington

Partners

Aronson LLC
Bognet Construction
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
CA Technologies
Karen L. Doyne
Ernst & Young
Karen Florini and Neil R. Ericsson
Joseph and Elke Gordon
Gould Property Company/Oxford Properties
Rosa Lamoreaux and James McHugh
Lockton Companies
Long & Foster Companies
M&T Bank
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Martore
Laura S. Pruitt
Erika and Jeremy Rissi
James and Mary Shaffran
TL Transportation LLC
Anne Hatfield and Howard Weir
Mr. and Mrs. William Winslow
Patricia Yee

The Choral Arts Society of Washington is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in choral repertoire and performance. For more information about making a tax-deductible contribution, contact Carolyn Purcell, Associate Director of Development: 202.244.3669 – cpurcell@choralarts.org

"Nothing surpasses the power of music to knit together our differences,
heal our wounds, and inspire our spirits." –Norman Scribner