Thank you all for your support for American Chamber Opera Company. We are about 1/3rd of the way there with 6 days remaining. If we don't reach our goal by May 27th, this project will not be funded.
Simply put, ACO's mission is to save opera. Opera is going extinct. The only way it can survive is by making every effort to:
- Expose more people to opera
- Make Opera more accessible
- Nurture the next generation of opera fans
- Diversify the opera profession
- Cultivate an environment where the next generation of singers can grow and thrive
ACO does precisely that. ACO exposes more people to opera by going into different communities throughout the country to perform. ACO makes opera more accessible by performing in English so all can understand and by selling tickets at a price that all can afford so all can attend. ACO nurtures the next generation by having a summer intensive program where young men and women learn to perform. ACO diversifies and cultivates the next generation of opera singers by showcasing young standouts from diverse backgrounds.
Please inform your friends about us, whether it's a $5, $10, or $20 donation, it still means a lot. This evening, ACO has a big meeting at St. Philip Lutheran school and church in Chicago to secure this wonderful place as a permanent venue. In order for us to succeed with our initiatives, we just need to get the word out a little more. The picture attached to this post is from an ACO recital that happened on Sunday, May 20th at St. Philip Lutheran. The performers included Jonathan Cambry, Vince Wallace, Mary Lutz Govertsen, Marisa Buchheit, Benjamin De Los Monteros, and Mark Jurgenson. Thank you all for your support!