Donors to the Chor Leoni Men's Choir play a vital role in everything we do – enriching our programs, creating new choral works and helping to educate and encourage new singers.
Bringing high quality music to you, our audience, takes considerable financial resources. Chor Leoni funds its activities through ticket and CD sales, touring, government and foundation grants, corporate sponsorships and individual donors – like you.
Your gift recognizes the importance of choral music in all our lives and in the life of our communities. We thank you for your generous support.
Your undesignated gift allows Chor Leoni to direct funds where they will have the greatest impact. This helps meet the choir’s most urgent needs.
By giving to the Chor Leoni endowment,
you will ensure that audiences hear the lions roar for generations to
come. For full information about our endowment fund, and for ways that you can donate, please click here.
The lions encourage young men to make choral singing part of their adult lives. PROMYS (PROgram for Mentoring Young Singers) invites high school-aged young men to join Chor Leoni in rehearsal and concert. MYVoice (Mobilizing Young men's Voices) is a FREE program for youth 12 -20 to experience the joys of singing in a men's choir, find their voices, and develop an ongoing love of singing. Other outreach activities such as touring and recording allow us to share choral music outside the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
For a donation of $250 or more you can join our commissioning consortium and contribute to the creation of new works not only for Chor Leoni but also for the future musical library of men's choirs all over the world. These donations help Canadian composers to create a living legacy of choral music for men's voices. If you are interested in commissioning a particular composer to write a new piece to be premiered and sung by Chor Leoni, we would be happy to discuss this with you.
Chor Leoni's donation/sponsorship structure is based on the stars of the constellation Leo and Little Leo. These are our stars whose contributions help Chor Leoni shine. Click on a donation level for details and donor benefits. (Benefits are available for one year dating from receipt of donation.)
Rasalas is the northern star of the lion’s head.
Denebola is the second brightest star in the constellation Leo. Its name means "tail of the lion."
Thank you to our 2012/2013 Nova Donors
Stephanie Carlson and Doug Gordon, Valerie and Richard Dusterville, Marni Johnson
Regulus is the brightest star in the constellation Leo and one of the brightest stars in the nighttime sky. It is also known as Al Qalb Al Asad in Arabic, meaning "the heart of the lion." This phrase is sometimes translated into Latin as Cor Leonis!
|$25,000||covers the costs of producing a CD|
|$20,000||covers the travel and accommodations for 8 singers for a major tour|
|$15,000||covers the cost of our operation for an entire month|
||covers the cost of commissioning a new work from an internationally renowned composer|
||covers the costs of arranging existing works or the instrumental costs of our summer show|
|$1,000||rents the venue for a recording session|
|provides a travel bursary for a lion to go on tour|
|$500||pays for the music and teaching time for a young PROMYS singer|
|buys enough scores for one vocal performance piece|
|covers the cost of a pianist needed for a recording session|
||provides 8 one-half hour singing lessons to choir members
|$250||covers one hour of rehearsal for Chor Leoni|
|pays for one high school class to attend and participate in a Chor Leoni rehearsal|
|covers the cost of a soloist on a recording|
|$125||tunes the piano for a performance|
|$100||pays for the production of educational materials to be used in our choral workshops|
||pays for an underprivileged student to attend a Chor Leoni concert
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