Giving Day 2018 will be held on March 20 between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. EDT.
Help the Chorus reach its goal of $9,800 for our 98th birthday!
Giving Day is an event dedicated to increasing giving to Cornell during a 24-hour period. This is a great opportunity for alumni, students, and others to give back to Cornell, and the organizations which defined their time on the Hill, including the Chorus!
Gifts to the Chorus designated on Giving Day will go toward the Chorus Endowment as we strive towards our $1 million endowment goal.
The Chorus is one of Cornell’s proudest and most historic student organizations. This ensemble unites singers from every college in the University, a true embodiment of Ezra Cornell's vision for "an institution where any person can find instruction in any study."
The Cornell University Chorus is a student run, treble voice choral ensemble founded in 1920 that advances women and gender minorities in the arts by creating a strong community that promotes musical diversity, leadership, and excellence. Alongside the Glee Club, the Chorus is proud to continue Cornell's long-standing tradition of college songs. In addition to their Cornellian pride, the groups have gained reputations as two of the finest choirs in the world.
Since 2001, the Chorus has made a special point of commissioning new works from women composers with the goal of expanding the contemporary repertoire for treble voices. One of the most public faces of the University, the Chorus performs annually during Convocation, First-Year Parents’ Weekend, Vespers, Senior Week, Commencement, and Reunion Weekend. In 2017, the Chorus hosted its first ever Collegiate Treble Choir Conference, and in January of 2018 the Chorus embarked on a two-week long tour to the Gulf Coast. In March, the Chorus traveled to Pittsburgh to perform in the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Eastern Division Conference.
How to Give
Step 1: Complete your gift
First, please follow this link and click on "Make a Gift". Then, follow the instructions on the page.
Step 2: Fill out this Google Form
Next, please fill out this form! This is crucial because this is how the Chorus will be tracking its progress toward our goal of $9,800 in honor of our 98th birthday this year.
Thank you so much for your support of the Chorus! Don't forget to Tweet, Facebook, and Instagram about your very own #ChorusGaveMe story. Be sure to also use #LiftTheChorus and #CornellGivingDay as well. Check back to our social media pages often for updates throughout the day!