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Support Choral Arts

As a registered nonprofit organization, The Choral Arts Society of Washington depends on our community to support every aspect of our work. Ticket sales and performance fees cover only about one third of our expenses, so your donations each year are absolutely essential to produce a full season of high quality artistic work, while sustaining and expanding our community partnerships and educational outreach programs.

There are so many ways you can support Choral Arts! Whether it’s by making an annual fund gift, attending our Holiday Concert and Gala, sponsoring a program, or joining the Encore Society, you will be a vital part of making sure Choral Arts endures and thrives as one of the nation’s premier symphonic choruses.

More Ways to Give

Annual Fund

The Choral Arts Annual Fund is the lifeblood of our organization. This crucial general operating support is made up of gifts of all sizes, made by community members ranging from longtime Choral Arts patrons to first-time concert attendees. If you have been moved, entertained, or inspired by the music we create, please consider making a gift today to help ensure that we can continue to present the highest quality and most impactful musical experiences for many years to come.

Give by Mail or Phone

The Choral Arts Society of Washington
5225 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Suite 603
Washington, DC 20015-2024
p: 202.244.3669

Matching Gifts

Many employers offer matching funds that could double the value of your gift! Contact your Human Resources department to determine if your company has an applicable program.

Encore Society

Learn more about planned giving opportunities that can be tailored to your needs and make a lasting impact on the future of Choral Arts.

Holiday Concert and Gala

36th Annual Holiday Concert and Gala December 19, 2016

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

Join us for an elegant and festive celebration of the season benefitting Choral Arts!
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: A Choral Arts Christmas, 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 11:30 pm

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

Holiday Concert, Dinner, Dancing, and Silent Auction.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Gala Table Levels

$10,000 Guarantor
10 Premium Orchestra Tickets for the Holiday Gala Concert and a VIP table for 10 at the Gala Dinner
• Invitation for four (4) to a fall Cocktail Reception
• Invitation for four (4) to the Gala Ambassador’s Reception on Thursday, December 15, 2016
• Recognition on the Choral Arts website and in all Choral Arts concert programs for the 2016-2017 Season
• Acknowledgement in Gala invitation and dinner program

$8,000 Partner
10 Premium Orchestra Tickets for the Holiday Gala Concert and a VIP table for 10 at the Gala Dinner
• Invitation for two (2) to a fall Cocktail Reception
• Invitation for two (2) to the Gala Ambassador’s Reception on Thursday, December 15, 2016
• Recognition on the Choral Arts website and in all Choral Arts concert programs for the 2016-2017 Season
• Acknowledgement in Gala invitation and dinner program

Gala Individual Ticket Levels

Tickets may be purchased individually or in groups to create a table of 10

$1,000 Founder
One Box Seat at the Holiday Gala Concert
• Premium Gala Dinner seating for one
• Invitation for one to a fall Cocktail Reception
• Invitation for one to the Gala Ambassador’s Reception on Thursday, December 15, 2016
• Recognition in all Choral Arts concert programs for the 2016-2017 Season
• Acknowledgement in Gala concert program, invitation, and dinner program

$800 Benefactor
• Seating for one at the Holiday Gala Concert
• Gala Dinner seating for one
• Invitation for one to a fall Cocktail Reception
• Recognition in all Choral Arts concert programs for the 2016-2017 Season
• Acknowledgement in Gala concert program, invitation, and dinner program

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

Tickets for Troops

With a donation of $1,500, you can underwrite ten (10) concert tickets for active, wounded, and retired military and their families to attend A Choral Arts Christmas.

Additional Concert Tickets

All Gala patrons may order additional tickets for the December 19, 2016 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 email rburgher@choralarts.org.

Important Print Deadlines

Gala Invitation: September 30, 2016
Concert and Dinner Programs: November 25, 2016

Season Sponsorship

Choral Arts is immensely grateful to the concert underwriters and season sponsors whose support brings to the stage the excellent performances we all cherish. Concert Underwriters have provided direct funding for the artistic program of their choice, often because of their own personal connection with the work. Season Sponsorship packages can be customized and include attendance at receptions and the Annual Holiday Concert and Gala, premium visibility opportunities, and concert tickets.

Choral Arts thanks our 2016-2017 Season Sponsors:

Maestro’s Circle

Chairman’s Circle
SunTrust Foundation

Pacesetter
ECS Federal, LLC
Mars, Incorporated
PE Systems, Inc.

2016-2017 Concert Underwriters
Anne B. Keiser
Suzanne S. Brock
Karen Florini and Neil R. Ericsson

Choral Arts thanks the following foundations and government agencies for their generous support of our artistic and educational programs:

Coming Soon

Download more information about season sponsorship opportunities or contact Choral Arts at 202.244.3669.

Encore Society

Becoming a part of the Encore Society is the best way to make a lasting contribution toward the future of Choral Arts. Encore Society members are our closest friends and family who have made planned gifts toward the Choral Arts endowment or general operations.

Planned giving can take a number of forms, including bequests, living trusts, and other gifts. We encourage you to consult with your financial advisor about options that may provide you with a stream of income for your lifetime and connect your legacy with ours.

The Choral Arts Society of Washington’s Board of Directors salutes the following generous members of The Encore Society, who have chosen to sustain and strengthen the organization through inclusion of Choral Arts in their estate planning.

Mrs. Ann Becker
Mr. Bernard M. Beerman+
Ms. Isadora A. Betts
Mrs. Betsy Burke
Mrs. Norma Bryan Brawley+
Mr. and Mrs. David N. Brown
Mr. Charles Cerf and Dr. Cynthia Dunbar
Janice Owen Childress
Ms. Jan Clayberg and Mr. Olaf Bexhoeft
Ms. Joya Bovingdon Cox
Ms. Norma Brawley Dugger
Ms. Carolyn Raffa Fazio
Mr. and Mrs. Vankirk E. Fehr
Mr. Eric P. Fraunfelter
Mary Lu Fuson

Mary B. Fuson
Dr. Douglas E. Gill
Mr. Douglas G. Gold
Mrs. Eunice Gould Hawley
Mr. Larry Hollar and Ms. Karen Cassedy
Mr. Glen S. Howard
Mr. Charles E. Hoyt
Mr. Harold Isaacs+
Patrick Kaser and Catherine Hoffman Kaser
Ms. Anne B. Keiser
Catherine Parris Kerkam
Ms. Lisa Koehler
Mr. Lee K. LeHaye
Gregory and Susan Lewis
Mr. and Mrs. Alaster MacDonald

Mr. James L. McHugh
Ms. Florence McCormick Morrill
Mr.+ and Mrs. John Pickard
James and Mittie Quinn
John E. and M. Darlene Myer Rhodes
Sara and Donald Robinson
Barbara Rossotti
The Hon.+ and Mrs. Jonathan W. Sloat
Ms. Candida Steel
Stephen Strickland
Mrs. Wayne Bradley Swift+
Mr. Harry C. Torno
Ms. Ann Clarkson Turpin
Mr. John C. Wiecking
Mr. Matthew P. Zarcufsky

+deceased

Including the Choral Arts Society of Washington in your estate plans is one of the most important and thoughtful ways you can demonstrate support for the future of the organization. If you have already included Choral Arts in your estate plans, please let us know so that we can acknowledge you.

For information about opportunities for making a current or planned gift, including trusts, bequests, or a gift of life insurance, please call 202.244.3669.

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 Caryn Fraim, Deputy Director: 202.244.3669 – cfraim@choralarts.org

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