he Toronto Consort is Canada’s leading ensemble specializing in the music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque. Their Toronto series is one of the most successful chamber music series in Canada, and their Student Education Concerts reach thousands of secondary school students each year. The Consort’s popular recordings have been nominated for Juno Awards, and the ensemble has provided music for both film and television specials.
All of these activities, while allowing the Consort to reach a wide audience, have high costs associated with them, costs not met by earned revenues alone. Our success depends on Individual Members, and Corporate and Foundation Support.
Support the Toronto
Consort and Enjoy the Benefits of Membership
Your financial support is vital. Half of our fundraising revenues come from individuals like you, who support the Consort and enjoy the benefits of Membership.
We provide our members with a variety of giving opportunities. Members come to know the music and performers better, and increase their appreciation of this wonderful musical repertoire, through the popular pre-concert lectures and invitations to receptions and working rehearsals.
Membership Recognition Levels
Choose the Membership Level that suits you best!
- Charitable Tax Receipt
- Recognition in the Toronto Consort concert programs
- Toronto Consort Membership Card
- Invitation to three Toronto Consort Pre-Concert Lectures
- The Consort Crier Newsletter
Patron ($100 - $199)
All Friend benefits plus…
- Invitation to the Season Opening Night Reception
- Invitation to the full Toronto Consort Pre-Concert Lecture Series (five different lectures)
Benefactor ($200 - $499)
All Patron benefits plus...
- Recognition in The Consort Crier Newsletter
- Invitation to the Season Closing Night Party
- Voting Privileges at Annual General Meeting
The Renaissance Circle is a group of individuals with a strong commitment of support for the Toronto Consort through their financial contribution. Membership in the Renaissance Circle is available at the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, which provide our patrons with a variety of giving opportunities.
Bronze Renaissance Circle ($500 - $749)
All Benefactor benefits plus…
- Preferred box office service
- Advance notice of Fundraising and Special Events
- Invitation for two to 1 working rehearsal
Silver Renaissance Circle ($750 - $999)
All Bronze Renaissance Circle benefits plus…
- Invitation for two to 2 working rehearsals
- Invitation for two to a Toronto Consort Student Education Concert (daytime performance)
Gold Renaissance Circle ($1000 and above)
All Silver Renaissance Circle benefits plus…
- Invitation for two to 3 working rehearsals
- Special Guest Pass to bring your friends to a working rehearsal OR to a Toronto Consort Student Education Concert (daytime performance)
Bequests – Making a Gift in your Will
A bequest in your Will may specify a certain sum of money, a particular asset (such as stocks or publicly-listed securities), or a portion of the estate to be donated to The Toronto Consort. A bequest is an expression of ongoing commitment to our ensemble and to the legacy of early music. Your gift will help ensure that The Toronto Consort remains financially secure, enabling us to perform and record for generations to come.
Please contact Alison Booz, Director, Marketing & Development at 416-966-1045 if you are interested in making a gift in your Will to the Toronto Consort, or if you have any questions about bequests.
Does Your Company Match Individual Donations?
If you have made an individual donation to the Toronto Consort, the company you work for may match that gift and make its own donation to the Consort. Contact your Human Resources Department to see if your company supports the charitable giving of its employees.
Corporate and Foundational
Corporate and foundational support is essential to the continued success of the Toronto Consort, allowing modern audiences to experience first-hand the remarkable and haunting repertoire of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque.
Many companies and organizations have supported the Toronto Consort in recent years, including Invesco Trimark, the J.P. Bickell Foundation, the Edwards Foundation, the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation, the George Cedric Metcalf Foundation, The George Lunan Foundation, The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation, the McLean Foundation, the Mary-Margaret Webb Foundation, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, le Bureau du Québec, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and the Consulate General of Spain.
Many companies have chosen to support the Consort through its Student Education Concerts which enable students to attend special Education Performances at no charge. Students attend introductory performances by the Consort, which enable them to learn about the instruments and music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque periods. These special performances take place in Toronto and surrounding communities. Students are also offered deep discounts to evening concerts through our Club Consort youth program.
Significant donations allow a corporation or foundation to become a Performance Sponsor. Through the increased exposure of extensive advertising and presence on concert nights, Performance Sponsors reach the sizable Toronto Consort audience, which research confirms is well-educated and has significant disposable income.
Please contact Alison Booz, Director, Marketing & Development at 416-966-1045 if you are interested in becoming a Sponsor of the Toronto Consort.
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“I enjoyed the madrigals, the blend of 5 voices, and the facial expressions which matched the songs.”
“I enjoyed the enthusiasm of the performers. The hurdy-gurdy was awesome!
Toronto Consort Education Program
“.. a highly well-balanced and entertaining event. My students were thoroughly engaged, especially by the storytelling aspects, the theatrical nature of the singers and the introduction to the period instruments. It was a useful connection to curriculum about the Renaissance Era, and gave a great hands-on chance to hear/see the instruments at work!”
Toronto Consort Education Program
DID YOU KNOW???
$50 allows five high school students to attend an education concert free of charge. The Consort presents between four and six Education Concerts each year, exposing 2,000 students to the unique world of early music.
$200 pays for printing program handouts for Toronto Consort Student Education Concerts.
$300 covers the costs of having our stage installed at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre before a performance or rehearsal.
$500 pays for the research time to find the music the Toronto Consort uses for one concert program.
$800 pays for one guest musician to join the Toronto Consort for two performances
$1,200 pays for one rehearsal to prepare for recording a CD
The Toronto Consort
427 Bloor Street West
Phone: (416) 966-1045
Fax: (416) 966-1759
Box Office: (416) 964-6337
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