Be resolved: support the arts!

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 by
Emily Been, Abby & Andy Schmidt and Mike Bryan at Christmas Caroling at Festival Foods. Festival Foods sponsored our 2013 Christmas at the Chapel concert.

Emily Been, Abby & Andy Schmidt and Mike Bryan at Christmas Caroling at Festival Foods. Festival Foods sponsored our 2013 Christmas at the Chapel concert.

The #1 New Year’s Resolution: lose weight. Our #1 New Year’s Resolution: support the local arts.

When you support the local arts (like newVoices) you are investing in organizations that create programming specific to the local community. At newVoices, we tailor every season to the needs and likes of Northeast Wisconsin. We pay attention to the results of the regional L.I.F.E. Study and try to fill the gaps in our community by using vocal music to create community and build relationships.

When you support the local arts (like newVoices) you are investing in the musical activities of your neighbors. Our conductors and singers are the people who teach your kids, who lead your church music programs, who provide individual music lessons. They are also lawyers, business owners, office workers, and moms and dads just like you. Your support provides people in our community with a creative outlet and they, in turn, give back to you in performances.

We are quick to cite our “vibrant cultural life” as one reason we live and work in this area. At newVoices, we are proud to be counted among the arts groups that give color and richness to the community. However, our financial success depends solely on individual contributions—we are funded only by donations, business sponsorships and some grants.

As you consider how you will mark 2014, please consider supporting the local arts either through a financial donation or a donation of your time. Consider some of these ways to help newVoices:

  • $50 will cover purchasing one piece of music for a portion of the ensemble.
  • $75 will help us pay for a portion of one instrumentalist during a concert.
  • $100 will sponsor a singer. This will help us directly underwrite the costs of music for one singer for a season. Your sponsorship would make a wonderful birthday or holiday gift for one of our singers!

Thanks for your past support and be resolved to continue it in 2014!

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