You make our music possible.
Charlotte Master Chorale is dedicated to inspiring unity in our community through extraordinary performances of diverse music.
Can you imagine a world without music?
We can't! Since our founding in 1951 as the Oratorio Sigers of Charlotte, Charlotte Master Chorale has been the leading choral arts organization in the Charlotte region. And while the pandemic makes large indoor concerts unrealistic, we have continued to provide meaningful concerts online. We embrace the responsibility of supporting our region through programs that strengthen the fabric of our community, and we strongly believe that music can be a common language that brings people together.
Through your generous support, we are able to fulfill our mission to enrich lives through choral music. Though we remain the resident chorus of the Charlotte Symphony, we are an independent organization. Even in normal times, tickets sales account for only 40% of our annual revenue. The rest comes from friends such as you, who believe in what we do. Thank you for your continued support.
2021 Tax Benefits
Federal legislation passed in late December 2020 includes two important provisions for 2021 that make giving to the Charlotte Master Chorale and other nonprofits more advantageous to donors. Federal taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions can claim a deduction of up to $300 for cash contributions made during 2021 beyond that standard deduction.
Married couples filing jointly are allowed a deduction of up to $600 This is an increase from 2020, when the limit was $300 regardless of filing status. In addition, the legislation extends the ability for cash gifts of up to 100 percent of Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) to be counted as a charitable deduction, if you itemize. Previously, no more than 60 percent of AGI could be treated as a charitable deduction. We hope that donors to the CMC will take advantage of this time-limited opportunity to support our mission of helping to unify the community through music.