Help Lyric Chorale Hire Musicians

$1,390 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 15 months


Hello.  We are The Lyric Chorale, Choral Group-in-Residence at Faith Lutheran Church in Penfield, New York.

Some of you on our emailing list already know us.  We thank you for attending our concerts and we ask that you will also consider our outreach for funding described below.

Founded in 2003, we are
-a friendly community of passionate singers
-40 mixed voices strong
-performing challenging choral music that inspires
-a balanced chorus where every voice matters!

We perform all styles of music — traditional, jazz, classical, and Broadway — for Greater-Rochester, NY-Area Audiences.

For our 2018-2019 season, we have planned three programs:

·  Holiday concert featuring “Carols with a Twist"
·  Cabaret Food-and-Music Event in February with Disney show tunes
·  Spring concert of choral music by various composers

We are an all-volunteer choral group and pay annual dues that go toward operating expenses and purchasing music, but a major portion of our yearly budget as a not-for-profit cultural organization goes to the hiring of an accompanist and instrumentalists. Your tax-deductible donation  will be deposited into our General Fund for hiring instrumentalists needed for our three performances this season. 

Learn More About Us:      www.lyricchorale.org

-see us in rehearsal
-listen to selections from some of our performances
-view this season’s performance schedule 
-learn about joining us as a new member


As part of our fund-raising efforts this year, we are asking you — as a friend, neighbor, family member, or business — to help underwrite the costs of hiring instrumentalists.

We appreciate any amount you would be willing to donate for this purpose.  To acknowledge your support, we will list your name in all three of our upcoming programs.  


Perhaps you play or have played an instrument and would like to donate toward that specific musician’s hiring costs. Here are some of the instrumentalists we may possibly require for this season's performances:

1. Piano Accompanist   
2. Viola
3. Cello
4. Keyboard
5. Violin
6. Bass
7. Guitar/Harp
8. Flute/Woodwind
9. Brass
10. Percussion   

For your contribution, your name will appear in all three of our upcoming programs at whatever level you can afford:

Friend: Up to $24.
Contributor: $25-49.
Donor: $50 to $99.
Sponsor: $100-$249.
Patron: $250-$499.
Benefactor: $500-$999.
Guarantor: Over $1,000.

We thank you in advance for your response to our appeal, and if you live in the Rochester, NY area, we hope to see you at our performances.

This Lyric Chorale fundraising effort is sanctioned by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and we
thank them for their support.

+ Read More
Dear Friends,
Many thanks to all of you who were able to contribute toward our fund to hire instrumentalists for our 3 concerts.
We performed our holiday concert last Friday and received very enthusiastic reviews from all who attended.
Because of your generosity we were able to hire a top-notch ensemble consisting of organ/keyboard, flute, two oboes, 2 trumpets, to violins, a viola and cello, all so suitable for the sparkling Baroque Magnificats and Christmas favorites we performed
Again, we thank you, and if you were not able to contribute for this concert, we hope you will consider donating for our next two remaining concerts, and please, post our gofundme page to your Facebook friends and email address list.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all and your loved ones!
+ Read More
Thanks to all of you who are helping us fund the hiring of instrumentalists for this season's concerts. Here are the talented folks rehearsing with us tonight for this Friday's holiday concert. (Click on the attached video below.)

If you live in the Rochester area, we hope you will come and enjoy our performance at St. Louis Church in Pittsford this Friday, Dec. 15th at 7:30 pm. Cookie reception following.
+ Read More
Thanks to all of you who have helped us raise funds for this coming holiday concert. If you are in the Rochester area, please do come and see and hear the "fruits" of your generous donations and enjoy the beautiful music which we are rehearsing, ready to present to you on Friday, Dec. 15th.

The Lyric Chorale will present its annual holiday concert on Friday, December 15th,
at 7:30 pm at St. Louis Church, 64 S. Main Street , Pittsford. The concert, titled “Mary’s Song of Praise”, features Magnificats by Vivaldi, Pergolesi, and Mozart. In addition, the choir will perform a rousing medley by Mark Hayes that includes I Saw Three Ships, How Far is it to Bethlehem, Masters in this Hall, and O Little Town of Bethlehem. The men of the group will sing Noel Nouvelet, while the women offer arrangements of In Dulci Jubilo and There is No Rose. Come enjoy an evening of beautiful choral singing! Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $13.00 for students and seniors. Advance tickets may be ordered online at www.lyrichhorale.org.

Thanks again! We hope to see you there and meet you afterwards for a cookie-and-punch reception.
+ Read More
Hello all,
Here's the poster for our holiday concert. Thanks for helping us in hiring our talented instrumentalists. If you live in the Rochester area, we hope you can come and enjoy our performance!
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$1,390 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 15 months
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
1 month ago
Rachelle Barham
13 months ago
Mike & Deb Clemons
13 months ago
Susan Suriani-Hughes
13 months ago
13 months ago
Rajiv Trivedi
13 months ago
Jill Hammond
13 months ago
Lorraine Kliewe
13 months ago
Katrina Grbesic
14 months ago
Vorhies Family
14 months ago
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.