Monadnock Chorus is a nonprofit 501c(3) corporation established in 1959. We are fortunate to be part of the vital arts community that encompasses the Monadnock region. Our core mission is to provide choral singing opportunities for area residents. Key to our long-term success is the promotion of choral singing as an art form amongst residents of all ages. In addition to presenting 2 major concerts each year, we provide the following events and programs:
- Our Monadnock Summer Sing offers area residents the opportunity to participate in a public sing of a major work.
- The Monadnock Chorus SING! program provides free memberships to young people age 12-26 to sing with the Monadnock Chorus.
- We recently embarked upon an initiative to sing in all 40 towns in the Monadnock region over time.
- Our Chamber Singers group, composed of auditioned members of the larger chorus, performs in smaller venues which cannot accomodate the larger chorus.
Sixty-seven precent of our revenue goes towards compensating the musicians who inspire us; who direct, accompany, and perform in our concerts with us. Thirty-three percent goes towards renting rehearsal and performance venues and other expenses.
We appreciate the incredible generosity of all of our donors in helping us to fulfill our mission. Deriving less than half of our operating budget from ticket sales, we depend on donations. Other revenue comes from member dues, fundraising events, program ads, and the support of organizations such as the Gilbert Verney Foundation, the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Foundation, the James Burgess Boote Fund, Anne R. and R. Harper Brown Foundation, the Pratt Family Giving Fund, the Putnam Foundation, TIAA Charitable, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, CA, Inc., SAP America, Inc., and the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts.