San Antonio Mastersingers
Dr. John Silantien, Conductor
Sunday, May 11, 2014, 7PM
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower, 1715 N Zarzamora, San Antonio, TX
The Mastersingers, in addition to our work as the San Antonio Symphony Chorus and independent of the symphony, perform concerts throughout each year to benefit charitable causes local to San Antonio.
Recent concerts have included ‘Sing for The Cure’ to benefit local breast cancer research; ‘Annelies, the Diary of Anne Frank’ to benefit the Holocaust Memorial Museum; and ‘Alzheimer’s Stories’ to benefit research into the cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
Every Spring for the past eleven years, the Mastersingers have performed a concert at the National Shrine of the Little Flower to raise funds for the on-going restoration of our city’s only Basilica. This year we will be performing Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ and “Stabat Mater” by Pergolesi on Sunday, May 11, 7PM.
Donations in all amounts are welcome—special recognition of major donors is as follows:
· In exchange for your cash donation of $1,000 or more, we will include your name/logo on all publicity materials and our Program as ‘sponsored by ______’. We will also provide four (4) VIP tickets to the performance.
· I n exchange for your cash donation of $500—$999, we will include your logo / name in our Program as a “Rose Donors” and provide 4 VIP tickets to the performance.
· In exchange for your cash donation of $250—$499, we will include your name in our Program under ‘Donors’ and provide 4 VIP tickets to the performance.
· In exchange for your cash donation of $100—$249, we will include your name in our Program under ‘Donors’ and provide 2 VIP tickets to the performance.
· VIP Tickets (preferred seating) - $50
· General Admission Tickets—$20
About The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower:
This 87-year old historical edifice is the only 'basilica' in San Antonio. It was the first National Shrine dedicated to St. Therese and deemed 'the most beautiful church in San Antonio'.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, the Basilica is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar restoration campaign to restore this spiritual and historic landmark to its original splendor and glory. The church's ecclesiastical throne has become, symbolically, a papal throne. The throne is original to the Basilica and has been used by various visiting prelates for over 70 years.
About the Mastersingers:
The official chorus of the San Antonio Symphony, the San Antonio Mastersingers is a highly acclaimed chorus of 120 volunteer voices from throughout the San Antonio area.
We are celebrating our 70th anniversary since the chorus was formed in 1944.
The mission of the San Antonio Mastersingers is to provide our community with life-enriching experiences through the performance of choral repertoire that engages the audience, challenges the singers, raises funds for worthy charities, and supports the development of inspirational and educational opportunities through outstanding musical performances.
The San Antonio Mastersingers is a tax-exempt non-profit 501c3 corporation — Tickets may be reserved and tax-deductible donations may be made by clicking on the “DONATE” button (below)
Learn more at www.samastersingers.org