SHOW Your Support for the Oratorio society of new york
Since 1873, the Oratorio Society of New York has been thrilling audiences with its performances of traditional and contemporary choral music. Ticket sales alone do not cover the cost of producing these memorable performances. Instead, the Society relies on the generosity of its friends.
The Society’s concert season includes performing three concerts at Carnegie Hall. It also includes providing financial assistance to chorus members who cannot afford the costs of membership and music and sponsoring outreach programs to foster the next generation’s involvement in choral music. A contribution to Support the Concert Season helps sustain the Society's commitment to musical excellence throughout the season.
Levels of Giving
Corporate and Foundation: any level of giving
Benefactor : $1,000 and over
Presented to the Society on its 100th anniversary, the Handel Medallion is New York City’s highest cultural award .
Created in memory of Lyndon Woodside, the Oratorio Society of New York’s Music Director from 1973 to 2005, the Woodside Circle offers three levels of annual giving, with a three-year commitment.
Levels of Giving
Virtuoso: $5,000 and over
Joining the Woodside Circle makes you a member of a community that tangibly ensures the continuing success of the Oratorio Society of New York. Woodside Circle contributions enable the Society to engage in long-range planning, produce innovative programs, sponsor programs to provide financial support and coaching experience to young professionals, produce recordings, and much more.
During the concert season Woodside Circle members are invited to participate in special events such as an annual dinner, an end of season party, and special tours and performances. In recent years, Woodside Circle members have taken private tours of Carnegie Hall and the WQXR studios. When the chorus performs abroad, the Woodside Circle hosts a reception for current and prospective members.
The Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition is the only competition dedicated to the art of oratorio singing. In celebration of the competition’s fortieth anniversary, Friends of the Solo Comp was created for people who care passionately about the future of oratorio performances and who want to encourage promising young oratorio soloists. Contributing to the Friends of the Solo Comp fund is an investment in the future of the majesty and splendor of choral music.
Held each May, the Society’s annual fundraising Auction offers both services and unique objects— art works and art tours, jewelry, hikes, boat rides, dinners, concerts, vacation homes, and much, much more—in an evening of fun, entertainment, and good company. Admission includes dinner and open bar. Bring friends!
Thank you for your support. Your gift will help ensure that the Society is able to continue its tradition of presenting great choral performances.
The Oratory Society of New York is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Contributions at all levels are recognized in print and online and are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
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