Dear Coro Lux community,

Although the roots of our chorus began in 2015, technically we became Coro Lux, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in January of 2016– the point being we are just closing out our second full year of existence. And what a jammed-packed and successful two years it has been, including:

  • Performing with the Chicago Arts Orchestra
  • Singing in Carnegie Hall
  • Recording the Brahms Requiem CD
  • Our upcoming collaboration with the New Mexico Philharmonic
  • Many gifted and youthful singers taking advantage of our scholarships

I’m writing today to tell you of an exciting development. We have an anonymous donor willing to match all donations to Coro Lux received by 12/31/17 up to $5,000! Truth be told, this couldn’t come at a better time, as we’ve been running our new organization pretty close to the bone.

Most performing arts organizations survive through a variety of income streams. Indeed, even the great orchestras of the world achieve only about 25% – 40% of their bottom line through ticket sales. In our own small way, we are no different. Our chorus survives on a combination of tuition, ad sales, ticket sales and donations. That’s why this anonymous challenge grant is so exciting: any gift you give will now be doubled!

I’m asking your help for Coro Lux to be able to move ahead into its bright future. Anything you give will be great, but here are some ways to consider framing your gift:

  • For those of you in a higher bracket think about a tax-deductible gift of $1,000 or $500
  • Consider giving the price of a scholarship for a year ($150) or a “semester” ($75)
  • Consider donating the annual price of sheet music (ca. $50)

To donate, go here:

The Coro Lux community is a generous-hearted one. At this particular moment in time I’m asking you to dig deep, as we sincerely need the help. Plus, whatever you give will be doubled!

Happy holidays. And I’m looking forward to a wonderful 2018!




Coro Lux — an auditioned chorus — has a generous scholarship program meant to help ALL who need financial help to participate, particularly those who are in the midst of, or who have recently finished, their schooling.

 For information about joining our chorus or contributing to our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, please email