Letter of Appeal for SMC Supporters
Founded in 2005, Sing! Men’s Chorus was Singapore’s first adult all-male chorus, known for delivering fun and entertainment. Over the years, we broadened our repertoire, offering more musical exploration, fostering a more rounded arts experience and garnering praise for our heartfelt performances. More importantly, we became a safe haven for expression, an oasis of friendship, a family brought together with the gift of song. We presented this gift faithfully at our annual concerts for 15 years, remaining completely self-funded throughout our journey.
Then came 2020. Thrust into uncertainty and fragmented by social distancing, the Chorus was forced to abort our last season and default on our yearly homage to our family and supporters.
Bonds tested and rebuilt
Faced with isolation and silenced by regulation, all seemed lost as members yearned to restore some semblance of connection. Out of a desperate need to express our inner anguish, claw back a sense of community and bridge the gap between us and you, we pushed through and delivered two music videos. The outpouring of support and love we subsequently received has warmed our hearts and helped us through.
This has inspired the start of a new journey, our Virtually Yours digital series, as we navigate the new normal. We begin yet another uphill battle along with numerous other arts groups but with fresh determination to persevere in our mission to stay positive and build a strong musical identity for all-male choirs in Singapore.
Help Sing! Men’s Chorus sing once more!
While restrictions still loom overhead, we are ready to create new, authentic and exciting content with the same commitment, fun and heart that you have come to expect at our concerts. Our wish is to put together several digital projects to make 2021 safe and that much brighter to dispel the gloom that suffocates the world. This may also include a digital edition of our annual concert in the 4th quarter of 2021.
However, current overhead costs (including operational and new technical considerations) have forced us to dig deep into our pockets and there simply isn’t enough to pull through with even the leanest of plans for this year.
We appeal to our many supporters; if we have been able to bring some joy, laughter, and entertainment to your hearts, help us to continue our journey with you this year. Your kind contributions are very much appreciated.
Donations in form of monetary support can be directed to:
PayNow ID: T18SS0071E
Displayed Name: SING MEN’S CHORUS
For in-kind contributions (For example: venue rental, audio/video production, wardrobe & costumes, virtual concert support) kindly contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank you for your generous support and wish you good health in 2021!
Sing! Men’s Chorus