Support the Choral Society of Durham

We depend on the generosity of donors each year and, even with COVID-19 restrictions during the 2020-21 season, your support will be deeply appreciated in order to allow us to:


Support staff and musicians

We will continue to employ our three staff members (artistic director, accompanist and administrative assistant).  We will also support additional musicians who performed with us in previous concerts that will be released for public enjoyment as well as hire musicians to accompany us in new virtually recorded pieces.


Maintain singer engagement

We have significantly reduced singer dues even while we still provide weekly (but virtual) rehearsals so they can continue to find joy in singing while working on vocal technique, learning new pieces, and deepen their understanding of music theory.


Present free choral content for all to enjoy at home

We will virtually record and present new songs as well as release some of our previously recorded performances throughout the year for all to enjoy.   We also hope to release a program especially for members in our senior communities.


Invite the community to sing with us

We will provide opportunities for virtual “sing-alongs” allowing anyone to enjoy the experience of singing with us safely (and muted) from their homes.


Thank you for your support!


Become a Friend of the Choral Society

Our Friends will receive the following benefits:

Sponsor’s Circle — $2,500: recognition in all concert programs, ten reserved-section seating passes for each of our full ensemble concerts, an invitation to the annual conductor’s dinner, and any past CD recordings from the CSD archives as desired. Prominent recognition as a presenting sponsor in concert programs and related publicity can be discussed (if desired).

Conductor’s Circle — $1,000: recognition in all concert programs, eight reserved-section seating passes for each of our full ensemble concerts, an invitation to the annual conductor’s dinner, and any past CD recordings from the CSD archives as desired.

Benefactor — $500: recognition in all concert programs, six reserved-section seating passes for each of our full ensemble concerts and a CD recording from the CSD archives of your choosing.

Patron — $250: recognition in concert program and four reserved-section seating passes for each of our full ensemble concerts.

Donor — $100: recognition in the concert program and two reserved-section seating passes for each of our full ensemble concerts.

Contributor — $50: recognition in the concert program.


Sustaining Friend

All you good folks who keep CSD thriving with your generous contributions — and you equally good folks who’ve been meaning to help, but it keeps slipping your mind — may we offer a tip? Many of us singers who support The Stuff That Makes Life Good are quite smitten with the increasingly popular option of becoming a SUSTAINING DONOR.

What a boon for the procrastinators, the absent-minded, the solicitation-averse among us! No more fund drive-generated indecision and guilt! And, with just a modest monthly drip from your funds into ours, no more big bites out of your bank account. You won’t feel a thing . . . But we’ll have the assurance of your gift’s ongoing presence in our budget.

You will be recognized and receive benefits at the Friend level equal to the value of a full 12-months of your pledge (e.g. $21/month = $252/year and receives recognition and benefits at the CSD Patron level). 
 It’s a win-win situation if we ever heard one.  Simple. Effective. And, believe us, deeply appreciated! All you have to do is select “make this recurring” on the donation page.


Planned Giving

The Choral Society of Durham is welcomes a wide array of gifts, including appreciated securities and planned gifts, both for current use and directed for endowed funds.  Including the Choral Society in your estate plans is a meaningful way to leave a legacy that ensures the future of great choral music in the Triangle.  For more information on making planned gifts to the Choral Society, please contact our Development Chair.


Business Partners

We are grateful for the support of Triangle businesses who can receive recognition opportunities and benefits in addition to what is listed above.  We welcome the opportunity to share information about our Business Partner opportunities.  Please contact our Development Chair for more details.