We reached $10,000! Our concert will happen! Thanks to all of our donors and friends for helping us make it this far toward our concert! Your contributions have helped us buy sheet music, risers, and Royce Hall expenses for the concert itself!
We have more exciting news
Knowing of our further needs for this concert, an anonymous donor has challenged us to go for the gold! This donor will match dollar-for-dollar up to $2,500 above and beyond our original goal.
What we still need & what your donations will help us ‘buy’:
- Royce Hall for our dress rehearsal on Friday, June 6
- Recording expenses
- Organ expenses
We can make this concert even better, give Prof. Neuen a glorious send-off, and take the Chorale to heights it has only dreamed of! And any additional funds we raise will serve to bolster next year’s choral program and to assure the quality of UCLA Choral Activities remains high!
To make this all happen, we have ‘raised the bar!’
We are now aiming to raise $15,000 by May 15th. If you haven’t given yet, your donation now will make twice the impact! Any donations up to $2,500 made between today and May 15th will be matched, dollar for dollar. PLEASE GIVE TODAY!
PLEASE JOIN OUR WINNING TEAM AS WE GO FOR THE GOLD!!!
We are committed to singing with the highest level of professional discipline, mental focus, artistic musicality, and expression. Our conductor and mentor, Donald Neuen, has led us in our relentless pursuit of excellence. We are preparing to perform a dynamic, impacting concert of Ludwig Van Beethoven's great choral works in Royce Hall, Saturday, June 7 at 8 PM!
We want you to join us in our celebration of these two musical masters.
Who are we?
We are the UCLA and the Angeles Chorales and we want YOU to join us is our mission!
What is our goal?
To honor a great teacher, mentor, conductor, and friend.
"The choir room is the only place on campus where you can learn passion in a classroom." ~ Professor Donald Neuen.
Distinguished Prof. Donald Neuen, our beloved conductor and mentor, is retiring from UCLA after 50 years of collegiate teaching and 60 years of conducting and we want to honor his legacy. This night will be especially meaningful, as it will be his final concert before launching into a more active career as guest conductor and clinician.
To perform the unsurpassed genius of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Like Professor Neuen, Beethoven had an intense love of music and a commitment to serving the world through his music. It is fitting that we perform Beethoven to honor Professor Neuen's legacy.
To continue to keep great music alive.
Classical music allows us to express our highest hopes, dreams and deepest emotions. Our continued mission is to keep the finest traditions of classical music vibrant and at the forefront of our musical culture--to be the voices that will carry on the legacies of the masters—Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and yes, Donald Neuen!
We need your help to make this event possible!
We are deeply committed to bringing the power of Beethoven to you, but we cannot do it alone!
This concert is budgeted at $30,000. We are hoping through this campaign to raise one third, $10,000 to make this magical event possible.
Will YOU help us?!
We ask that you consider joining our choirs in this dream by donating to this crowdfunding campaign. Your gifts of any amount will truly make a dramatic impact.
Your gifts will help us bring this awe-inspiring performance to the community!
We appreciate your support!
You will help us achieve the highest standards of excellence in music by enabling us to perform the work of a master under the baton of a conducting legend!
You will personally experience the concert of a lifetime!
By supporting this concert you will facilitate an unforgettable experience for all involved— singers and audience alike!
Join us in our mission to bring passion to the stage one note at a time!
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