Support Choral Music

Why do we need choral music? Music touches our souls in ways nothing else can. In 2019, crowds gathered to sing while the Notre Dame Cathedral was burning in Paris. Recently, quarantined Italians sang to soothe their isolation and demonstrate their desire to come together. Live choral music meets two fundamental needs in times of crisis: the need for emotional expression, and the need to come together as a community. The SD Master Chorale helps San Diego communities heal and unify in times of struggle, celebrate in times of joy, and transcend generations with timeless music.

The SD Master Chorale is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations and corporate gifts are fully deductible and support the Chorale’s operation expenses. If you have enjoyed our performances and outreach events, we invite you to join us as a donor or corporate sponsor to help sustain the SD Master Chorale for the cultural benefit of the greater community.

Friends of SD Master Chorale

Contributions of $25 – $249 include a mention in concert programs. For those willing to donate $100 or more, we would like to send you this special SD Master Chorale mug to help remind you about the warmth that live choral music brings to your life while you sip your warm beverage.

SD Master Chorale Annual Donor Levels

All donors receive recognition in concert programs and at sdmasterchorale.org

Member
($250-$499)
Plus, an invitation to special events (tbd)
Patron
($500-$999)
Plus, access to priority/reserved seating for all SD Master Chorale presented concerts
Associate
($1000-$1999)
Plus, an invitation to select SD Master Chorale rehearsals
Benefactor
($2000-$3999)
Plus, two complimentary tickets to two select performances (based on availability), and an invitation to one rehearsal with San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Leadership Circle
($4000-$8999)
Plus, an invitation to meet the Chorale and Artists, and two tickets to all public performances
Music Director’s Circle
($9000+)
Plus, an invitation to luncheon with Music Director, and four tickets to all public performances

Matching Gifts Increase Impact — Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Please check with your employer, and indicate this opportunity on your donation form.

Custom Sponsorship Packages

Sponsorship costs and tax-deductible portions vary, please contact (insert specific email address/contact) SD Master Chorale for more information.

Dinner reception with Music Director and guest artist/composer featured in the concert.

Dedicated concert in your home—the SD Master Chorale ensemble will attend your gala event, holiday party, or special celebration to sing a collection of music planned with your event in mind.

Sponsor a score or program—help design a unique program or sponsor a specific piece of music that has special meaning in your life.

Underwrite soloists, guest artists, orchestral performers, music, venues, wardrobe, or other expenses to help defray operational costs so the joy of professional-caliber live choral music can be shared with more people.

School concert—invite the SD Master Chorale (small ensemble) to attend and perform a small program at your school.

Tickets for others in need—underwrite tickets to specific performances for those who cannot afford to attend.

Corporate sponsorship—become the title sponsor (or co-sponsor) of a specific performance

Design your own sponsorship—let’s talk! You may have other ideas and we’re happy to discuss your ideas.


Note: All sponsorship levels are for annual season (July 1-June 30) donations.

We Can Help You Make Stock Donations

The SD Master Chorale now accepts donations of securities with no capital gains taxation for most transactions.  For specific qualified IRA plans, there is no taxation under the IRS Qualified Charitable Distribution tax code. For questions or additional information, please call Matt Fallesen of Edward Jones at 951-764-9132.

Sound Financial Stewardship

The SD Master Chorale was awarded the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency in 2019. The following are some highlights of the Chorale’s secure and viable financial condition:

  • Scott A. Becker Memorial Endowment Fund managed by the San Diego Foundation
  • Long history of diverse donors, including private as well as public funding sources
  • Decades of successful contract and self-produced, revenue-producing concerts

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