Every year the Choir faces the realities of maintaining a financially stable community group. Our running costs are kept to a reasonable level through the goodwill of many volunteers and careful cash management. While breaking even is always the ultimate goal, the costs of putting on these performances often outweigh their income due to expenses such as venue, orchestra, music hire and staff.
This year (2017) presents a bigger and more exciting challenge than usual: In June, the choir was personally invited to be part of Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY). This opportunity is extremely prestigious, and we are incredibly excited to confirm to DCINY our acceptance of their invitation and our attendance in New York in April 2018.
The choir now has the formidable task of raising as much funding as possible. In order to tour an impressive ensemble to New York, we need to ensure that all choristers who would like to, can go. Only then can we best represent the city of Hamilton, and by extension, the arts community of New Zealand.
If you would like to learn more about the opportunities for sponsorship, please follow this link: Hamilton Civic Choir Sponsorship Packages