On behalf of the Taylor Music Group, we hope you and your loved ones are healthy and able to weather today’s uncertainty. Your life probably looks quite unfamiliar compared to just a month ago. But one thing hasn’t changed: our need and wish to connect to others. And for the Taylor Music Group, that connection comes from the beautiful music, classical and folk, that we have made for almost twenty years and will continue to make in the near future.
As you know, the Taylor Music Group has made the difficult decision to cancel all concerts through June. We know that this is a profound loss to our audiences as well as for our musicians, but we must do our part to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. While we are all disappointed to not perform music for you now, we do look ahead to when we can all be together again safely. Plans are already underway for the 2020-21 concert season and for the fall release of our new Holiday CD “So Hallow’d the Time,” featuring the music of Stephen Paulus and our composer-in-residence Brian Galante. In the meantime, we hope that you are enjoying our virtual offerings of music through social media posts of our artists “singing from home,” releases of previous concerts by the Taylor Festival Choir, and coming soon, our very own cyber quarantine choir performing Stephen Paulus’ “The Road Home.”
Unfortunately, arts organizations like the Taylor Music Group rely heavily on ticket revenue to fund our artistic endeavors. In fact, 50% of our budget is generated by ticket sales. With the cancellation of the final three concerts of this spring and summer, we are facing a major financial strain. Would you consider donating any amount to the Taylor Music Group to help our organization continue its mission of bringing the finest choral music to audiences of the Lowcountry and beyond? We have set a goal of $5000 to help us recuperate the loss of ticket sales over the next few months. Any amount you can donate towards that goal would be greatly appreciated. Patrons making donations of $100 or more will receive an autographed copy of the aforementioned CD upon its official release.
Thank you always for your patience and support as we navigate through this difficult time. We look forward to a new season when we can once again come together for exceptional musical experiences.
Best healthy wishes,
The Taylor Music Group Directors, Board, Artists and Staff