Help Lyric Chorale Hire Musicians
WILL YOU HELP SPONSOR THE COST OF HIRING INSTRUMENTALISTS FOR THIS SEASON’S PERFORMANCES?
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 2017-2018 season, we have planned three programs:
· Holiday concert featuring “Magnificats” by Vivaldi, Pergolesi, and Mozart, as well as Holiday/Christmas favorites
· Cabaret Food-and-Music Event in February with Broadway show tunes
· Spring concert of choral music by American 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
OUR APPEAL TO YOU
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.
NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL!
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
For your contribution, your name will appear in all three of our upcoming programs at whatever level you can afford:
Friend: Up to $24.
Donor: $50 to $99.
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.
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!
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.
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.