All Gainesville Master Chorale performances are free to the public so that everyone can enjoy the music. However, we do incur significant expenses for the purchase of musical scores, advertising, salaries for our conductor and rehearsal accompanists, and the hiring of instrumentalists for our performances.
The minimal cost for a concert is $8,000, and costs associated with a large orchestra and soloists can easily run to more than $12,000.
To cover these costs, the GMC is supported by dues from our members, arts grants, advertisements placed in our concert brochures, and donations from community members and friends of the arts such as yourself. Donations of any size are gratefully accepted either in person, by mail, or through several other avenues.
As a 501(c)(3) organization, your donation also may be eligible for a federal income tax donation.
Please see the information below for details on the various donation options available. And from the entire membership, thank you for your continued support of the Gainesville Master Chorale.
Your attendance is most appreciated!
Without you, our concerts would mean little. It is for you, our faithful friends in music, that we perform. Your presence not only brings us joy, but also assists us in obtaining future grants permitting us to continue to perform at the level you expect.
Would you like a way to support the GMC that is as easy as attending our concerts? You can now support us by doing your online shopping using Amazon Smile.
Amazon Smile carries the same products as their standard Amazon site, but 0.5% of your purchase price is donated to charity, with no added cost to you. With a simple one-time selection of the GMC as your charity of choice, Amazon will make the donations automatically based on your purchases. It's that easy.
Scroll down or click the button below for more details on Amazon Smile.
The Amazing Give is a simple online donation platform for charitable non-profit organizations in North Central Florida. It is a 24-hour fundraising event whereby you can donate to the charities of your choice.
This year, the event will be held on April 21, 2022, but donations will be open April 14, 2022.
By selecting and donating to the Gainesville Master Chorale on this one day, your donation goes directly to supporting our program.
You can find out more about The Amazing Give by selecting the link below.
If you would like to make a donation of support on your own terms, the Gainesville Master Chorale also accepts direct donations by mail or via PayPal.
Donations by mail may be sent to the PO Box listed on our Contact Us page.
The link below will take you to a separate page that provides more information on donation subscription levels and donations via PayPal.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Gainesville Master Chorale is registered with Amazon Smile as a charitable organization. Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com) is a separate website operated by Amazon, offering the same products and prices as the regular website.
When you first visit the Amazon Smile website, you will be asked to pick from over a million charitable organizations to receive donations. After you have selected the Gainesville Master Chorale, all you need to do is sign into the smile.amazon.com website and your eligible purchases will automatically be credited to the Master Chorale. You pay nothing extra; there is no cost to be an Amazon Smile customer, nor is there a charge added to your purchase.
A one-time registration is all it takes to show your continued and generous support of the Gainesville Master Chorale. Thank you for all you do to support our concert programs.
By making your online purchases through Amazon Smile, 0.5% of your purchase price is donated to the GMC without you having to do anything special.
The link below will take you directly to the Amazon Smile website to register with the GMC as your charitable organization of choice.