Calliope is beginning is in the midst of its 42nd season and is excited to bring the Twin Cities another year of social change through beautiful song. We have high hopes for this year and a lot of fresh new perspectives and voices—including a new leader in director Krystal Stark. But we need your support to achieve our goals and do the most we can in our communities.
With Give to the Max Day coming very soon on Nov. 16, please consider donating to Calliope Women’s Chorus. Your donations will help us continue to grow in our art form and our activism. Learn how on our Give to the Max Day page.
New members, a new director, new goals and a commitment to honoring the organization’s history makes this an exciting time to donate to Calliope Women’s Chorus. We have been able to do so much because of your support paired with the hard work of our members and volunteers. Recently we had a blast strengthening our bonds at the GALA Festival in Denver and celebrating our 40th anniversary with a special concert, even premiering a unique commissioned work. Last season we had a blast performing and collaborating with students in the St. Paul School District through the ComMUSICation program. We were even featured on the Twin Cities PBS show Almanac and the KFAI radio program Womenfolk. All our work is made possible through your generous donations.
This year we want to continue to develop our work in the community and ensure that singers and diverse audience members can enjoy making music and participating in the experience of performance.
How can you help us prepare for the future? So far we have $1,000 pledged in matching funds from generous donors. Help us reach our goal! Please consider a donation of any amount to help defray the costs of these chorus expenses:
- $50 will pay for recording materials that aid in learning our music. Calliope strives to accommodate a variety of learning styles.
- $100 offsets the cost of singing at an event in the community. We occasionally accept modest stipends for outreach performances, but usually perform in thecommunity without compensation for our director or accompanist.
- $300 covers the participation fee of a low-income singer for the full season, while still allowing us to pay our directors and other expenses. We do not turn away singers based on an inability to pay.
- $700 will pay for a concert hall rental to better accommodate our growing audience. While we charge modest admission for season performances, we also extend tickets free of charge to clients of community partners seeking an uplifting musical experience in a welcoming environment.
- $1,000 covers the cost of purchasing a year’s worth of music and licenses—fairly compensating the composers for use of their work.
Thank you for your support! Your donation will make a huge difference for our choir.