|March 16, 2020
On behalf of the Diversity Chorus, it is with sadness that we have made the decision to suspend our rehearsals and postpone our upcoming concert on May 3rd. Keeping our singers safe and keeping you, our loyal supporters safe was first and foremost in our decision-making process.
If you have already purchased tickets to our May 3rd concert, “Broadway or Bust,” please know that you will be able to use the tickets for one of our next 3 events (fall 2020, Cabaret in December and spring 2021). It is our hope that you will use your tickets then. You can also donate the price of your ticket back to Diversity. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at contact@DiversitySarasota.org or call 888-550-6279.
We depend on income from our performances and member dues so we will have to tighten our belts through this difficult time and we hope that you will still support us in the upcoming Giving Challenge fundraiser that takes place from noon on Tuesday, April 28 through noon on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. This giving event will not be affected by COVID-19 as it is totally online. For information, click here for their FAQ’s.
Bern Cattanach, President
Diversity: The Voices of Sarasota
The Sarasota Giving Challenge, a major fundraising event for us will take place from noon, April 28, 2020, to noon, April 29, 2020.
The Patterson Foundation will provide a 1:1 match for all individual donations, up to $100 per donor. Donations of $25 or more will be accepted on www.givingpartnerchallenge.org via debit card, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express and are 100% tax-deductible; you will be emailed a receipt acknowledging your gift.
Please set a reminder to make a donation during this time period.
It is increasingly looking like GALA Festival will be postponed to 2021 (and this is far more complicated than at first glance.) Please, click HERE to hear Dwight Joyner, President of the GALA Board discuss some of the difficulties being faced.
We hope to be apart of
GALA Choruses Festival,
July 4-9, 2020 in Minneapolis.
We’ll be joining thousands of singers from around the world in celebration of acceptance and music. Founded in 1982 by fourteen choruses, GALA Choruses has become the leading international association of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied choruses. The mission of GALA Choruses is inspiring and strengthening member choruses to change their worlds through song. By fostering the artistic and organizational development of member choruses through a wide variety of programs and services, GALA Choruses produces choral festivals, educational conferences and several publications. We engage in advocacy, provide grants for the commissioning of new choral works, facilitate networking within the Association, and serve as a resource center for choruses and individual Associates from around the world.