March 1, 2024

Charlotte Choir School announces fundraising campaign to match $100,000 over three years

Staff member, Hunter Rigsby

In honor of the largest commitment made in its 30-year history, Charlotte Choir School announces fundraising campaign to match $100,000 over three years

March 1, 2024 (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Charlotte’s premier choral program for children and youth announces the start of a three-year fundraising campaign to be celebrated every year in March in honor of the largest commitment made to date by a donor.

3&Me will launch on March 3rd as a month-long social media campaign driven to raise funds in celebration of the $100,000 commitment given to the program at the end of last year.

“This is something we wanted to make sure we celebrated as it means a great deal. This commitment will directly allow our choristers to have the best experience they possibly can while in the program”, Executive Director, Davis A. Tapp shares.

Centered around educating existing and future supporters on contributions and why they are a vital part of making the non-profit program accessible for all, the social media campaign will feature the three age groups of Charlotte Choir School choristers highlighting the personal impact choral education has had on them.

Along with the month-long campaign, the nonprofit will make its annual fundraising goal $33,333 starting March 3rd to match the $100,000 commitment over three years. All funds raised through 3&Me will go to supporting the ongoing programs of Charlotte Choir School, specifically in the critical need area of the choir’s domestic tour taken annually every summer.

“This core program costs thousands of dollars each year and is essential to delivering the unique and excellent music education experience Charlotte Choir School has offered for over 30 seasons”, Tapp explains. “With this gift, we are making it our focus to use it to inspire others to give, showing what a direct impact it has on our mission of raising the voices of tomorrow.”

3&Me will launch on Sunday, March 3rd on Charlotte Choir School’s Facebook and Instagram pages. To make a donation to the program or learn more about the campaign, you may visit

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About Charlotte Choir School

Since 1993, Charlotte Choir School has enriched and strengthened young lives through excellent, rigorous music education and choral performance. Conceived in the English choral tradition, the program serves young men and women from every background and corner of the Charlotte region, with more than 75 students aged seven to 18 comprising five distinct choirs. Over its 30-year history, the organization has taught more than 900 Charlotte-area students. Entirely tuition-free, the 501(c)3 nonprofit relies on individual contributions, foundation, and corporate support. You can learn more at

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Attending a Concert

Whether you’ve been attending Charlotte Choir School concerts for years, or this will be your first time, we want you to enjoy yourself and support our singers as a comfortable member of our audience. Here are some frequently asked questions about the concert-going experience that may help.

When do I applaud?

Our choirs love an enthusiastic and appreciative audience, so we encourage your applause. Please hold any applause during short pauses between movements or sections of longer pieces. Once a complete piece has ended, your applause is greatly appreciative. A standing ovation for our final curtain call is always appreciated, too!

May I bring food and beverages?

Food or beverage is not permitted in our main stage venue, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Please respect the sanctity of our founding partner’s worship space.

What if I arrive late?

Concerts begin promptly at the announced starting time. Latecomers and those who leave the venue before or during a work will be seated at the first appropriate break in the program.

When should I arrive?

Please consider how long it will take you to park, walk to our venue, check in, and have a moment before the show to familiarize yourself with the program and relax. We suggest you arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before showtime.

Can I bring my cell phone or camera?

Yes, cell phones and cameras are allowed. However, we require that you turn off all cell phones, cameras, pagers, beeping watches, and other electronic devices before the performance begins — and that you check to see that they are again turned off after any intermission.Audience members may take photographs before and after the concert. Please note, however, that no photography or recording of any kind is permitted during the performance. Anyone seen using a camera, smart phone, or other device for these activities will be asked to leave.

How long are your concerts?

Our main stage concerts are about 90 minutes and are generally presented without an intermission.

Where do I get my tickets?

Tickets are sold on our website and all tickets are delivered by email to the purchaser. We do not have a will call, and your ticket (printed or on device) must be presented for proof at the venue.

Where do I park?

For main stage concerts at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church or First United Methodist Church, free parking is provided in the TransAmerica Square parking garage on Seventh Street. Enter on Seventh just west of Tryon and bring your ticket with you to the show for validation.

What should I wear?

You’re Uptown for a concert in Charlotte — have fun! But there’s no need to stress. Business or business casual works for all main stage concerts. Most importantly, we want you to be comfortable.

What if I know nothing about choral music and your repertoire?

That’s okay! We perform sacred and secular choral music with a repertoire that features a mix of accessible, familiar choral works, and some pieces you may not expect. You don’t need to know anything about our repertoire to enjoy our concerts. We will publish the concert program in advance, with information about the composers featured and pieces to be performed. We’ll also include links to Spotify and Apple Music where you can hear some pieces in commercial recordings. Elizabeth Lenti, our Artistic Director, also offers program notes from the stage with information on what to listen for in a piece.