Amasong will be joining The Parkland Guitar Ensemble, The Parkland Chamber Singers, The CrUUners and the UU Band in a beautiful spring-themed concert on Saturday May 13th at 1:00 pm. The concert will be held at the Unitarian-Universalist Church at 309 W Green St. in Urbana.
Running a chorus in Illinois these days is expensive. In the past we’ve received funding from the Illinois Arts Council and generous patrons. Amasong is committed to paying artists as professionals, including our artistic director, pianist, and the guest artists who perform at our concerts. Other expenses include rental of office, rehearsal and performance space, purchase of music, insurance, annual community building retreats, and commissions of works by female composers.
Many of the venues at which we recruit singers are canceled this year due to the pandemic. This makes us sad but we are not giving up, just taking a break until it is safe to sing again.
Amasong is devoted to all women-identified singers being able to participate, regardless of their ability to pay. Your support can help keep the chorus thriving. Amasong is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.
Each Amasinger pays per-semester dues and a music fee. The twice-yearly concerts generate revenue, as do extra concerts in our communities. The sale of CDs t-shirts, and other items help with expenses and get the Amasong name out to new and potential fans, but do not provide a significant revenue stream.
Does that cover it? In ordinary times Amasong depends on donations from faithful donors. In this time of pandemic we are not able to sing together or have concerts for a while. We will be back when it is safe to do so.
If every person who has heard Amsong’s music on a CD or watched the “Amasong Chorus: Singing Out” documentary gave just a little bit, we would not have to lean on the faithful few. We are constantly expanding the list of those who should have the opportunity to support Amasong’s efforts.
How can I help?
Your gift of $15-25 would cover the music fees for one singer
Your gift of $125 would cover one semester of dues for a singer
Your gift of $150 would help defray the salary of one guest artist
Your gift of $50 would defray the rent of rehearsal space
A recurring gift of just $10 / month would make a tangible difference in the life of the chorus.
If you can help, please note at the top of the page there is a link called Support. Under the drop down is a link called Donate. That is where you can make a contribution to help Amasong. Thank you for considering supporting Amasong.
Please join us for our Spring Concert Into This Garden! It will be held at the McKinley Presbyterian Church (at the corner of 5th & John in Champaign) on April 22nd and April 23rd, at 4:00 pm. (same time on both days) The suggested donation is $20, more if you can, less if you can’t and masks are preferred. We hope to see you there and please bring your friends and family!
We are excited to announce a silent auction “Springing Forward in Song”. As all of you know, the pandemic halted our operations and prevented our multigenerational group from singing together for nearly two years.
We have a lofty goal of raising $5,000! Meeting this goal will allow us to buy new music, fairly compensate our accompanist and director, cover overhead and operating costs so we can continue bringing social justice voices to our community and beyond.. Our inclusive values mean that we never turn away singers who cannot pledge to pay our organization’s dues. With just a $200 donation you will be able to support a singer for an entire year!
Whether your interests are tickets to a performance, fun family activities, the CU local food scene, or beautiful handmade art you will surely find something to bid on and take home. We have so many beautiful donations from our generous singers and community. For those far from CU, we will offer shipping of many smaller items, and there will be an opportunity to simply donate.
Please check our Facebook or Instagram often for information on how to register and participate and auction sneak peeks!