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WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

The Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town has inspired amateur singers and audiences for 50 years, combining musical excellence with creativity through its performances. The Choir greatly contributes to the musical culture of Cape Town, and often provides a platform for young emerging soloists to launch from before they reach the international stage.

The Philharmonia Choir has the privilege of working with some of the very best conductors, orchestras, and soloists, and we get to choose the music we perform.

The Choir depends on the commitment of its members. With approximately 120 talented singers 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 recorded our first CD! We commit to our annual programme because of a love of singing, and we wish to extend this music to as many communities and people across our city and beyond.

However, much of what we do is costly.

It costs us a minimum of R200 000 to put on a single performance of a major choral work, which includes the hire of the venue, orchestra and top quality soloists. We usually require sold out performances to cover all our expenses and accumulate a profit to plan for the next large work. For a less well-known work or smaller concert, we also require many ticket sales to cover our costs.

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

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, as well as to become a Donor, or even to sponsor a specific soloist, concert or performance venue.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

For once off donations, you may make a payment via electronic transaction using our banking details below OR by using your cellphone with 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. Install and open the SnapScan application, tap “Scan”, and scan The Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town’s barcode which you shall 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. App is supported on Apple iPhones, smartphones that run Android and most BlackBerry’s.

Become an individual Donor – donating regularly, no matter how small the amount, will always make a difference to our finances. (You can do this sporadically, or become a Silver, Gold or Platinum Donor) You could also choose to sponsor a specific soloist, orchestra, suitable venue or even musician 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 assisting our annual programme, please consider becoming an annual donor.

We welcome one-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 singing member or as a member of the audience, you will appreciate how important it is that the Choir continues to demonstrate the spectacular emotional power of choral music to future generations.  We would like to ensure that younger generations of singers and audience members have these 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 also be glad to assist and put you in touch with an experienced attorney, connected to The Philharmonia 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 some 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 as, are available for hire for your music performances. We offer a very affordable fee. Please enquire for more information.

We have a handful of designated spaces within our concert programmes that can be used to advertise your business. The fee amount 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 must ideally be submitted 6 weeks prior to a concert. Please enquire here.

Our Christmas CD will be available in 2017. Watch this space!

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