Author: Jan Clayton

Individual Donations

Donate to become a member of the Director’s Circle Today!



We have worked diligently to keep our expenditures extremely low.  However, we still have immediate funding needs, including:

  • Our Outreach Programs — Honor Choir Scholarships and our Summer Conducting Lab program
  • Venue Costs for Concerts and other Events
  • Concert Programs and Marketing Materials
  • Concert Guest Artists
  • Accompanist Fees
  • Salary for only one paid staff member

Membership Benefits

All donors receive acknowledgement in our concert programs, priority concert seating, and an invitation to donor events

Level Amount Gifted Benefits of Giving
Partner $5,000+ Private small-group concert of your choosing and four RAP Concert* tickets for life
Benefactor $2,500 – $4,999 Four RAP Concert* season tickets
Visionary $1,000 – $2,499 Two RAP Concert* season tickets
Patron $500 – $999 Four RAP Concert* single-concert tickets
Supporter $100 – $499 Two RAP Concert* single-concert tickets
Friend $50 – $99 Priority concert seating

* RAP Concert — Any concert produced by Resounding Achord Productions; typically two concerts per season

Download our Director’s Circle Brochure

IMPACT

Igniting Musical Passion Among Children and Teens

Our IMPACT program allows all students high-school age or younger to attend our RAP Produced concerts for free. Prior to each concert, we send information to music teachers in order to help provide outside musical opportunities to their students. The goal of this program is to educate our youth about choral music and to assure them that high-caliber performance opportunities exist outside of the education and faith-based organizations.

Summer Conducting Lab Choir

Summer Conducting Lab Choir

Need a place to sing when your choir is off for the summer?
We have the perfect gig for you.

The Summer Conducting Lab gives conductors-in-training an opportunity to work with a choir in a rehearsal setting, gaining valuable podium time and real-time feedback. During the 2-hour sessions, 3-5 conductors work with the all-volunteer choir, made up of singers from all over the Silicon Valley. Dr. Jeffrey Benson and Kristina Nakagawa provide feedback to the conductors both during the session and afterward in private communication.

What else is great about the Summer Conducting Lab?

No audition.
No practicing.
No cost.
No pressure.
No commitment.

Just show up, sing, and have fun.

Resounding Achord provides music for all participants. About 20 pieces are selected each year that represent different styles, musical eras, and difficulties. About 25-30% of the music changes each year so that there is sufficient variety for returning singers and conductors.  It is a perfect opportunity to practice your sight-reading skills.

Session Dates for 2019

All sessions are held at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 1205 Pine Ave, San Jose, CA.

  • Monday, July 8th, 7:30-9:30 pm
  • Wednesday, July 10th, 7:30-9:30 pm
  • Monday, July 15th, 7:30-9:30 pm
  • Wednesday, July 17th, 7:30-9:30 pm
  • Wednesday, August 7th, 7:30-9:30 pm
  • Wednesday, August 14th, 7:30-9:30 pm
What do the lab choir singers like best?

“I loved getting to learn more about the insides of conducting!”
“Making great music.”
“I loved being a part of a group of extremely skilled musicians; both the singers and directors!”
“The feedback given by Dr. Benson and Kristina Nakagawa and their effect on the conductor/choir were eye- (and ear-) opening for me as a singer.”
For more information, or to register as a singer or student conductor:
Click Here

Volunteer Opportunities

Passionate Volunteers Needed

We are looking for several different kinds of volunteers:

  • Energetic and passionate Board of Directors members who want to help us realize our dreams.  We do not demand long hours or large donations.  We just want people who will help oversee our programs
  • Advisors to give us feedback, advice, and introductions to people in the community that will help us reach our goals.
  • A host of passionate volunteers who can help us at our concerts and outreach events.
  • Passionate educators (or music education supporters) who want to help us develop a world-class choral education outreach program.
  • People who wish to bring great choral music to retirement community events.

If you are interested in volunteering with our organization, please contact us at volunteers@resoundingachord.org.

Amazon Smile Purchases

Amazon Smile Purchases

What is Amazon Smile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.

You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I Support Resounding Achord?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.  To support Resounding Achord Productions, just specify our name. That’s it.

 

A Musicale Fundraiser

A Musicale Fundraiser

Join Resounding Achord and friends for a fun evening of music, dessert, wine, coffee, and tea. This musicale-style performance will feature solos and small group numbers by Resounding Achord singers along with student groups and soloists who are past Honor Choir Scholarship recipients. All proceeds from this event will benefit the 2017-18 scholarships for the California Choral Director’s Association Regional and All-State Honor Choirs.

Come share this special evening with us and find out why our Honor Choir Scholarship program is one of our most popular and successful outreach programs.

St. Francis Episcopal Church of Willow Glen,
1205 Pine Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125

Please purchase tickets by October 1, 2017. Refreshments are included in the price of admission. And, if you have any issues purchasing tickets, please contact tickets@resoundingachord.org.

Adults $50
Students $35
Purchase Tickets

EScrip Support

EScrip Support

eScrip is the original and one of the largest “electronic scrip” fundraising programs. eScrip has created a system that rewards customer loyalty by contributing a percentage of purchases made by participating families to school or youth based groups. Participating merchants contribute each time your families make a purchase using their registered cards. There are no receipts to collect, no vouchers or certificates to buy, no hassles for you and every purchase counts.

eScrip helps schools and nonprofit organizations earn thousands of dollars for much needed programs and activities. We’ve been making a difference since 1999, with over $420 Million raised for great causes that you care about!

Resounding Achord Productions is registered with eScrip. With the following simple process, you can support us just by making purchases as usual.

  1. Sign up with eScrip and register your credit/debit cards.
  2. Select Resounding Achord Production (eScrip Group ID – 500250552) as the group you wish to benefit from your purchases.
  3. Get a list of merchants that support the effort.
  4. Shop, either online or at participating stores.

You automatically earn money for us when you shop.

 

Resounding Joy

Resounding Joy

Get into the holiday spirit by attending this festive concert of music for choir and pipe organ, featuring organist Michael Burroughs.

The program includes Kim André Arnesen’s transcendent “Magnificat” with soprano soloist Danielle Marie, along with inventive arrangements of holiday favorites by Healey Willan, David Willcocks, and John Rutter.

Join us for this festive concert featuring the incredible organ at:
First Congregational Church 
1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto, CA.

 

Adults — $15 online/presale; $20 at the door
College Students —  $10 online/presale; $20 at the door
High school age and younger — Always free
Tickets
available only
at the door