We are MacDowell Male Chorus, a group of more than 60 men who are continuing a tradition started 86 years ago in Appleton, performing to audiences large and small in the Valley and across the state. We are Nonprofit, and many of our concerts away from the Valley are scheduled fundraisers for various groups and events. In the Valley, we perform in part to raise money for our annual Scholarship awards to deserving High School men going on to college.
There are many costs involved with our performances. Line items such as venue rentals, sheet music purchases, hiring of professional staff as conductors, pianists, and accompanist band members all must be considered in our budget. To cover these costs and our fundraising efforts we do charge admission to our performances.
Our goal has always been to keep our ticket costs at a minimum. This is reflected in the fact we offer some of the most reasonable ticket prices for performances in the Valley. On occasion, we do perform at no charge for special groups such as at the King Veteran’s Home. We also contribute our voices to various church services throughout the valley, generally two churches one Sunday a month.
We ask for donations to assist us with all the above and to bolster our Scholarship Fund to bring it to a level of self-sufficiency. Donations can be made to our general operating fund or may be stipulated to be for the Scholarship Fund alone. Either way, we are a 501(c) registered Not-For-Profit group so all donations will be tax deductible.
Please consider a donation to MacDowell when you are seeking qualified and deserving groups to support. Your contributions will be greatly appreciated.
And please, sign up to be notified when we are performing in the spring, or watch our schedule page on this site. Monetary concerns aside, a venue filled with enthusiastic and involved audience members is one of the best motivators affecting any performing artist!
Thank you for your time.
Questions, comments, suggestions? Please send all inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (920) 733-4265.
Appleton MacDowell Male Chorus
P.O. Box 32
Appleton, WI 54912-0032