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WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

The Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town has the privilege of working with some of the best conductors, orchestras, and soloists, and has inspired amateur singers and audiences for 50 years, combining musical excellence with creativity through its performances. The Choir contributes substantially to the musical culture of Cape Town, and often provides a platform from which young emerging soloists can launch their careers.

The Choir depends on the commitment of its approximately 120 talented singers, who come from all walks of life. We prepare up to four large performances a year, arrange smaller concerts, take part in volunteer and outreach events, and have recently released our first CD. What brings us together is a love of singing, and we wish to share our music with as many communities and people in Cape Town and beyond as possible.

However, much of what we do is costly. It costs a minimum of R200 000 to put on a single performance of a major choral work, including hiring the venue, the orchestra, and the soloists. Even smaller concerts are expensive, so we depend heavily on ticket sales, donations and sponsorships to meet our expenses.

Choir members themselves pay an annual membership fee to cover our basic running and rehearsal costs, but we depend on our supporters to help us maintain our financial independence and artistic freedom. Additional resources also help to ensure that the we are able to take part in community outreach projects and share our love of singing and music widely.

The Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town is a registered NPC (non-profit organisation) Registration Number 1972/000023/08.

TO DONATE, PLEASE COMPLETE OUR PLEDGE FORM

The pledge form is for once-off donations or sponsoring a specific soloist, concert or performance venue. If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor, please download this sponsorship information letter and complete the sponsorship form.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

To donate you can make a payment via EFT, using our banking details below, or via Snapscan.

DONATE VIA EFT / BANK TRANSFER

Please complete the pledge form using the button on this page.

DONATE VIA SNAPSCAN

You can donate to the Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town via Snapscan. Snapscan is an app that is supported on iPhones, Android smartphones, and most BlackBerrys. Install and open the app, tap “Scan”, and scan choir’s QR code, which you can find on our pledge form.

You will be prompted to enter the amount you wish to pay. Finally, enter your PIN to secure the transaction, and payment will be made. You will receive a notification from Snapscan with the payment amount.

Become a regular donor – regular donations, no matter how small, always help. (You could donate sporadically or become a Silver, Gold or Platinum Donor.) You could also choose to contribute towards the cost of hiring a specific soloist, orchestra, or venue for one of our concerts.

If you love choral music, want to help us contribute to the musical culture of our city, and would like to be more actively involved in following and supporting our annual programme, please consider becoming an annual donor.

We welcome once-off gifts, but are especially grateful for regular, planned donations. All donors are acknowledged in concert programmes unless they prefer to remain anonymous.

Silver Donor – annual payment of R3000

    • x4 best seat tickets per year to any large choral work concerts
    • x4 tickets per year to a smaller concert/s
    • Monthly Newsletters
    • Priority Online Booking
    • Names listed in all concert programmes and on our website
  • Option to attend one Monday night rehearsal with a partner/friend

Gold Donor – annual payment of R6500

    • x8 best seat tickets per year to any large choral work concerts
    • x6 tickets per year to a smaller concert/s
    • Free programmes
    • Monthly Newsletters
    • Priority Online Booking
    • Names listed in all concert programmes and on our website
  • Option to attend one Monday night rehearsal with a partner/friend

Platinum Donor – annual payment of R10 000/more

    • x12 best seat tickets per year to any large choral concerts
    • x8 best seat tickets per year to a smaller concert
    • Monthly Newsletters
    • Priority Online Booking
    • Names listed in all concert programmes and on our website
    • Invitation to official ‘after-party’ post large choral work concerts
    • Refreshments for yourself and guests at large concerts (allocated per number of complimentary tickets/concert)
    • Free concert programmes
    • Option to add logo/business details on our concert programmes
  • Option to attend one Monday night rehearsal with a partner/friend

If you are interested in becoming a Donor, please complete the pledge form on this page.

The pledge form is for once off donations, as well as to become a Donor, or even to sponsor a specific soloist, concert or performance venue.

There are different payment methods available including electronic transactions and Snapscan.

If you have valued your association with The Philharmonia Choir, whether as a member of the choir or of the audience, you will appreciate how important it is that the choir continues to demonstrate the power of choral music to future generations. We would like to ensure that younger generations of singers and audience members are able to have similar experiences.

One way you can contribute to future music-loving generations is by bequeathing to The Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town in your Will. You could put this in place through your own attorney, or, if you prefer, the Choir Treasurer will be glad to assist and put you in touch with an experienced attorney, connected to the choir, who can offer you professional assistance.

We are always looking for new members, especially men!

Please have a look at our Sing With Us page for more info.

The Philharmonia Choir is available for corporate and private functions, as well as media/film productions. Live music is always exciting and creates an atmosphere for an event. Please contact us to enquire.

Our choral stands, or risers (as they are also commonly known), are available for hire for your music performances. We offer a very affordable fee. Please contact us for more information.

We have a handful of designated spaces within our concert programmes that can be used to advertise your business. The fee will depend on the size and requirements of the advert, but our rates are very reasonable. This form of donating also assists us with our programme costs. These details should ideally be submitted six weeks prior to a concert. Please enquire here.

Our Christmas CD, A Philharmonia Christmas, is available for purchase at R100 per CD. Please contact us to enquire.

Become a Friend of the Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town – subscribe to our monthly newsletter to be informed about our concerts and events throughout the year.