Help the Phoenix Boys Choir survive the pandemic and thrive well into the future
New leadership in July 2019, enabled the Phoenix Boys Choir to move the organization closer to our goals of building a sustainable future for the choir, along with ensuring our program incorporates greater equity, diversity and accessibility for the boys we serve and communities we reach.
We were in the process of moving the choir in this direction when COVID-19 struck. Like our fellow arts and culture organizations, we were immediately impacted by the pandemic, requiring us to adapt in real time.
In response to this new challenge, we quickly reacted through innovation. Since we closed our doors to in-person rehearsals on March 13, 2020, and reopened four days later to virtual rehearsals, we have focused on adapting our program with new platforms and technologies to continue to provide an engaging and life changing music education program. Since March, we have provided our community many online music opportunities, including free concerts, virtual choir videos, music camps and a music theory course open to all.
In August, we were excited to launch our 2020-2021 Season, A Blueprint for Peace, which addresses the challenging issues our nation faces. We are using our voices to sing about a world where social and racial injustice is eradicated; where we choose to stand together in solidarity.
Since March, we have worked to maintain our financial strength in this ever-shifting financial landscape. We have also prioritized connections to our signers, their families, our alumni, patrons and greater community. In fact, we have found blessings in the challenges we face as we work today to bring our music to the entire world, through our virtual concerts.
We have been hit by a budget shortfall caused by a decrease in tuition payments, loss of concert and paid appearance revenue and an increase in scholarship needs and virtual production costs. Through our Sing On Campaign, we will bridge this monetary gap and preserve our financial strength as we work towards realizing our vision for our future.
Your generous donation will not only allow this Phoenix performing arts treasure to continue our life changing youth development program during this storm, but come out of the pandemic thriving.