Our Handel with Flair fundraiser on Wednesday, April 18 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Madison, WI was cancelled due to an unexpected spring snow storm. There would have been a wonderful program featuring music of Handel and Purcell, followed by the exciting announcement of this year’s seven finalists. Since we are unable to reschedule, we hope you’ll use the information below to make a donation. Thank you!
We encourage you to support the Handel Aria Competition by making a tax-deductible donation. After hearing that the expense of coming to Madison, WI for the finals was preventing singers from applying, we decided to offer $500 in travel money to every single finalist. We did this to encourage as many young artists as possible to participate, and saw an immediate doubling of applications. We invite you to help us cover this $3,500 commitment to the emerging artists we are supporting through the Competition, as well as the cost of professional accompaniment by the Madison Bach Musicians and the recent increase in the prizes being offered.
Support Us with a web donation through Network for Good. This will help us support young singers throughout the competition process by underwriting travel grants and awards, as well as providing remuneration for competition judges and instrumental accompanists.
You can also donate by mail! Please complete our HAC donation Form and send your check donation by mail to:
Handel Aria Competition
P.O. Box 5554
Madison, WI 53705-5554
Donor Benefits include:
- Donors of $25 will receive recognition in the HAC concert program.
- Donors of $50 will receive a link to an audio recording of the concert and recognition in the HAC concert program
- Donors of $100 will receive reserved seating, a signed poster, a link to an audio recording of the concert and recognition in the HAC concert program.
- Donors of $250 or more will receive all of the above plus a special invitation to meet the finalists after the competition concert.