Less than a month into the pandemic, the world learned that singing was one of the most dangerous activities to participate in, both as a singer and audience member. As singers, our small, tightknit group had a choice to make: disband until a vaccine or cure was found; or find a way to carry on doing what we loved within the confines of a new reality. We chose to carry on.
Since mid-March, we have continued to meet via Zoom to rehearse, plan, and keep our singing skills sharpened, but also to support each other – to stay positive, stay connected, and stay human. And we knew that if what we were doing made us feel better, sharing it would have the same effect on you.
We’ve shared a few videos with you – labors of love we hope at the least gave you a few moments of distraction; at the most, genuine pleasure. If they have, we ask something in return: that you consider throwing a buck or two our way.
You see, though we offer our gift of song freely, it costs us. Until now, our group of volunteer singers has been self-supporting. We pay for our director, music, website, and production expenses ourselves, partially through quarterly dues, but mostly through seasonal holiday engagements and tips – something we won’t see this year.
If you’ve enjoyed our videos – maybe shared them with a friend – you can keep us going. We know that if we were still performing live, you would be the first to throw a couple of dollars into the tip jar. Will you help us by contributing to our virtual tip jar?
One advantage of a virtual tip jar: you get a tax receipt. We are a 501c3 non-profit affiliated with the California Women’s Chorus, so aside from supporting us, your gift will also support vocal music scholarships given annually to talented, deserving students.
Thank you for supporting our group. We can’t wait to see you in person.
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”