"Where words fail, music speaks."
-Hans Christian Andersen
Music, the universal language, brings people together in a shared experience, emphasizing our commonality over our differences. By giving to The Reston Chorale, you become a participant in creating beauty, harmony, and community throughout the year.
Giving Tuesday, this year on November 28, is an annual global movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. Our fundraising goal is $7,500. The first $2,500 in donations will be matched, so you can double the impact of your gift by donating early.
Here are just a few things your donation supports:
- Our performances of live works for the local community, by keeping our artistic staff creating, accompanying, conducting, and training the Chorale so that we can bring you our best at every performance.
- Distribution of sorely needed personal items to our active troops through our Operation Care Package drive at the annual Star-Spangled Salute concert.
- Scholarships for aspiring performing arts students.
- Free tickets to members of our community who could otherwise not afford them.
- Opportunities for local musical talent, such as performers like James Martin, our soloist in Mendelssohn's Elijah and Jody Marshall, the hammer dulcimer artist for our "Appalachian Spring" concert, and many other artists throughout the season.
- Our performances with other local music organizations, such as The Piedmont Symphony that helped us bring Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 to the stage.
- Recording live concerts for those not able to attend in person.
- Paying the cost of all our venues, including Capital One Hall, where we performed "Bohemian Rhapsody: The Music of Queen and Friends" concert last year.
Sending the very best for the Giving Season from the board and members of The Reston Chorale.