Dear Friends of Slavyanka Chorus,
So many letters I get these days start off by talking about what a difficult year this has been! I want to talk with you instead about what gets us through tough times.

Do you remember a time when music said something you needed to hear at a difficult time for you? Maybe it was a song on the radio when you were discouraged. Or the words of a hymn when you were grieving. A song that said something to you when you could not find just the right words to say before. A piece of music that somehow opened a door inside and allowed you to have some feeling you never knew you had. Music has the power to do all of that.

I will not kid you.  Not being able to gather and sing together this last year has been hard for all choral groups, including us. Nevertheless, we have persisted – with “ZOOM rehearsals”, individual vocal work, Russian culture evenings, and now even some software that allows us to sing together online.  And here is the good news - we have discovered all over again that our repertoire is way more than entertainment.

There is a spiritual and emotional depth within this music that can lift us up in hope and even joy – and can also sustain us in tough times as it has sustained generations before us. This is worth sharing. We want to continue sharing our music.

I am of course also writing because we need your help to see us through. We are committed to paying Irina’s salary and benefits and to cover all the expenses that come with being a musical organization. But the loss of 50% of our income from concerts has grievously affected our finances. Our members are doing their part – some of our singers have already paid their dues well into next year. We are also heartened to see that many of our donors have given more this year than normal.

So, we are counting on people like yourself in our wider community to help us through.  Can you dig a little deeper this year, offer what you can, and then some? We have made it easy to do.
One way is to CLICK below to choose a level of support. Support for Slavyanka ChorusOr, if you prefer, you can send a check to: 

 The Slavyanka Russian Chorus,   128 H Lane,   Novato, California 94945

Attn: Tom Warrington, Treasurer

EVERY donation matters, regardless of size! Does your employer offer matching gifts? If so, your donation to the Chorus might be doubled! We have partnered with Benevity to facilitate the matching gift program with most major corporations.  Be part of this very special musical community and be inspired once again by this deeply moving music. 

We send you our sincere deep thanks in advance for any help you can offer – we are profoundly grateful. And we can’t wait to see you next year and share this extraordinary music with you again.


Paul S. Andrews

President, Slavyanka Chorus

Slavyanka Chorus, Inc. is a qualified 501 (c)(3) public benefit charitable corporation.
Tax ID (EIN) 94-2886637