• Holiday Concert and Gala

38th Annual Holiday Concert and Gala

His Excellency Henne Schuwer, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Mrs. Lena Boman Schuwer, Honorary Patrons

Lexy Kessler, Iver Kessler, Eleni Kessler, Tyler Kessler, Gala Chairs
Norma Dugger and Lizabeth Tankersley, Auction Committee Co-Chairs
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 the Kingdom of the Netherlands for a celebration of all things Dutch. 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: Songs of the Season, 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 17, 2018, 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 gala cocktail reception
• Four invitations to the exclusive Ambassador’s Reception on Thursday, December 13, 2018
Choose to sponsor one of the following:
• Tickets for Troops: Underwrites tickets for four active duty, retired, or wounded service members and their families to attend a Choral Arts Christmas concert
• Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Concert: Underwrites tickets and transportation for one classroom of students from a DC Public School to attend the educational concert program in February

$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 on Thursday, December 13, 2018

All table sponsors receive recognition in:
• All Choral Arts concert programs for 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 Season

$800 Benefactor
All of the above, plus:
• Recognition in gala invitation
• Invitation for one to the fall gala cocktail reception

$1,000 Founder
All of the above, plus:
• Upgrade to Box Tier concert seating and premium gala seating
• Invitation for one to the exclusive Ambassador’s Reception on Thursday, December 13, 2018

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Concert

With a donation of $2,000, you can underwrite tickets and transportation for one classroom of students from a DC Public School to attend the educational concert program in February.

Additional Concert Tickets

All Gala patrons may order additional tickets for the December 17, 2018 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 28, 2018
Playbill: November 12, 2018
Dinner Program: November 29, 2018

Thank you for making Gala 2017 a huge success!

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 Committee Chair
Nadine Wethington, Board Chair
Scott Tucker, Artistic Director – Tad Czyzewski, Executive Director

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

Holiday Concert, Dinner, Dancing, and Silent Auction

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Pacesetters

ECS Federal, LLC
Mars, Incorporated
P E Systems, Inc.

Guarantors

Aronson LLC
Bayer US
Suzanne S. Brock
Dentons US LLP
David and Kathy Flaxman
Tiffanny and Eric Gates
Anne B. Keiser and Douglas M. Lapp
Novetta
Laura S. Pruitt
RBC Wealth Management
Barbara and Charles Rossotti
Leslie Sandoz and Scott Foreman
Diane and Peter Schaefer
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Schuiling
Nicholas R. and Deborah Smith
VMT Long Term Care Management
Mr. and Mrs. Olin Wethington

Partners

Alston & Bird
CA Technologies
Mr. Charles Cerf and Dr. Cynthia Dunbar
Julie Chase
Karen L. Doyne
Ernst & Young
Ms. Karen Florini and Mr. Neil Ericsson
Mr. Richard and Dr. Irma Frank
Matthew Garber
Joseph and Elke Gordon
Ken Howard and Nellie Liang
M&T Bank/Wilmington Trust
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Martore
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Mr. Robert Pettit and Ms. Alexandra Wilson
PNC Bank
Emily A. Riffle
Erika and Jeremy Rissi
James and Mary Shaffran
Lizabeth Tankersley and Brian McKeon
Anne Hatfield Weir and Howard Weir
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
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 Regina Burgher, Development Manager: 202.244.3669 – rburgher@choralarts.org

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