Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Chorale Bel Canto Needs YOU!

Today is the last day to make a tax deductible donation to Chorale Bel Canto in 2014!

Why do we give?
Jane and I have supported the Chorale since its inception--we love classical choral music, we have sung major choral works all over the world, and we are fortunate to personally support, and to direct funds from a local Foundation to support, this worthy, quality musical organization.
Stuart and Jane Gothold, donors and singers

The end of the year is a great time to give to Chorale Bel Canto!

This is the season of celebration and giving. 
And, it's prime time for that last tax-deductible gift of the year!

What has music meant to your holiday? 
Have you been enriched by music in a concert hall or a church or a school, 
or heard carolers on a street corner? 

Please give today, and keep the music alive?

Why do I sing?
I love singing with Chorale Bel Canto because it has a wonderful array of professional-quality singers, ans singers who love singing just for the joy of it. I learn so much from Dr. Gothold, and from other singers in the group. I've grown so much because of this group, and I'm thankful to be here! Johnnie Goolsby, singer.

Why do I sing?
I've been a member of Chorale Bel Canto since the beginning--33 years now! I've been singing since junior high school in El Monte. Singing is just something I've done all my life. it transports me to a different place. I can be somewhere on a mountain top for a couple of hours in each rehearsal or performance. Eric Nelson, singer.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Donating to Chorale Bel Canto Matters!

Have you wondered if we can get along without you?
We can’t.

Just 3 more days to make your fully tax-deductible donation
To Chorale Bel Canto in 2014

The truth is, ticket sales alone bring in just 25% of our annual budget. We work diligently to raise money from government and foundation grants and business donors, but programming and performing are expensive. Our dedicated singers volunteer their time and talents, but we pay for performances and rehearsal space, instrumentalists like the masterful brass ensemble at our Christmas concert, printing programs and postcards, and the list goes on…

We need your help to keep choral music alive and vibrant. Won’t you partner with us, and together we’ll make it happen?

Invest in Chorale Bel Canto and let music feed your soul!

Why do I sing?
I just love singing with Chorale Bel Canto. It’s a wonderful feeling being in this really good choir. In my other two choirs, I usually have to help out my section, but in Chorale, it’s me that’s being helped, so it’s different. It’s great!
Terrance Clark, singer and Rio Hondo student

 Why do I donate?
It gives me great satisfaction to be a part of such a resplendent group of singers. I donate to ensure the chorale music will flourish and continue to enrich our community.
Claire Rademacher, donor and singer

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Chorale Bel Canto needs you!

Just 5 days left for your tax-deductible donation to Chorale Bel Canto in 2014.

 Chorale Bel Canto wants to thank all of the donors whose support has sustained us for 33 years, and to invite new donors to become part of the CBC family and mission.

Just this year, your support has helped us to move to our new rehearsal home, to purchase our very own grand piano, to create a “rainy day” fund, to open our first long-term investment account, and to sustain our partnership with Rio Hondo College and its young singers. This is in addition to programming four marvelous concerts, from Gilbert and Sullivan, to John Rutter, to the Bach family, to opera choruses and a 20th century madrigal fable with ballet dancers! And, next season will be just as interesting and varied.

So, why give? Because it matters. You matter. Music matters.

 Why do I give?
Chorale Bel Canto, under Stephen Gothold’s direction, has contributed an invaluable gift to the community. During my many years of living in Whittier and teaching at Whittier College, it was my great pleasure to attend the variety of programs and even to participate sometimes as substitute accompanist. Thank you, Steve, for your dedication to providing the performers and the community such a wonderful treasure.
        Frances (Frankie) Nobert, Donor

Why do I sing?
 I started singing with Steve Gothold when I was a student at Whittier College, and I’ve been here ever since. I couldn’t Imagine not singing with Steve. Chorale is an important part of who I am. I love it!
                   Stef Brignoni, Singer

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Support Chorale Bel Canto at Year's End

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This is an exciting time for Chorale Bel Canto. In the first of a three-year strategic plan, we are committed to great things. We envision a greater role for the Chorale in the communities we serve, including collaborating with other arts organizations, engaging larger and more diverse audiences with our programming and outreach initiatives, and playing a role in the musical education of the children of our community.

We can't reach these goals without support from generous friends like you. We invite you to be a valued member of the Chorale Bel Canto family! Many singers and supporters have been with us since the beginning, 33 years ago, and many have joined our family along the way. We will be in touch throughout December, sharing thoughts from singers and donors about why Chorale Bel Canto matters to them!

Only 11 days left in 2014 to make your tax-deductible gift to Chorale Bel Canto!

"Chorale gives me an opportunity to sing with other 
people, learn music I've never heard of before, 
and perform in lots of different places. I love singing 
because music is universal, the same thing in every
language, so it brings people together."
Lupita Vargas, singer and Rio Hondo College student

Please consider making a fully tax-deductible donation
to Chorale Bel Canto
as the year end approaches. Invest in the future of choral music!

"We've been attending Chorale concerts since 1982. Oh, yes, from the ground floor. 
Oh, my gosh, the growth! They do so much more now than hey did at the very beginning--newer works, more contemporary works. We give because we want to see this continue for other people to enjoy. They need to know about it. Giving to the Chorale is just part of our routine, part of our schedule. It's what we do, that's right. We don't think twice about it."
Barrie and Ruth Cruickshank, donors

Warmest wishes for the holiday season from ........
Chorale Bel Canto!

Monday, December 1, 2014