Support the Oratorio Society — How to Donate

Join the Oratorio Society Family!

The Oratorio Society is excited to be beginning its 50th year of performing choral masterworks for the greater Charlottesville community, and we want you to join us in celebrating! Since 1968, the Society has engaged more than 1,500 community members as singers and performed more than 100 concerts for the community. Presenting such concerts is not without expense, however, and while we try to keep our ticket prices relatively low, we still need the support of sponsors, media partners, program advertisers—and you! Please consider assisting us with your tax–deductible contribution today, and thank you for your generous support!

The Oratorio Society's typical annual operating budget is about $113,000. Ticket sales account for only 40-50% of our annual income. Donor support, which averages 42% of our budget, is critical!

The Oratorio Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, All
contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

How to Contribute

  • Donate online now. We use PayPal to process your credit card payment, so you can be confident it’s safe and secure. All major credit cards are accepted. You don’t need a PayPal account to make a donation.
  • Donate by personal check. Just print and complete the Donor Form and mail with your check to:
        The Oratorio Society of Virginia
        PO Box 5073
        Charlottesville VA 22905-5073
  • Use your bank's bill-pay system or applications such as QuickenTM. Just enter the Oratorio Society of Virginia, PO Box 5073, Charlottesville, VA 22905 as the payee. If the system requires an account number, use your last name. Be sure to indicate “Donation” on the memo line.
  • Make a gift of stock or other securities. Consult with your financial or tax advisor for additional information on how to transfer a stock or other securities to the Oratorio Society. Contact donations@oratoriosociety.org for more information.

Become a Sustaining Donor

If you use our online donation form, or pay your bills using electronic bill-pay, you can set up the Oratorio Society of Virginia, PO Box 5073, Charlottesville VA 22905, for a regular payment (e.g., monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, semi- annually) and spread your giving across the year. Giving a small, regular gift (for example, the cost of a few coffees a month) may make it possible for you to increase your support beyond what you would be able to give in a one-time donation!

Employer Matching Gift

Your employer may provide an easy way to increase your contribution. Please ask if your employer participates in a matching gifts program and note this in the Comments section of the form. If you make your donation electronically, please send your employer’s matching gift paperwork to the Oratorio Society, PO Box 5073, Charlottesville VA 22905.

Planned Giving

Please consider naming the Oratorio Society as a beneficiary in your will, life insurance, 401(k) plan, or charitable remainder trust. All bequests will be placed in the Oratorio Society’s endowment, so your gift will continue supporting great choral music in perpetuity. Consult with your financial advisor or estate planner to arrange for a bequest. Contact donations@oratoriosociety.org for more information.

If you have questions or would like further information, please call the Oratorio Society at 434-295-4385 or complete our online Contact Form.