Your Impact

Empire City Men’s Chorus is deeply appreciative of all our donors.  We're grateful for every dollar, every kind word, and every minute of time that is given to us.  At a basic level, your donations directly enable our operating budget.  More importantly, however, is that your donations directly enable ECMC's Core Mission & Values, which include the commissioning of new music from modern composers, performances of in adventurous music in adventurous venues, collaborations with local NYC artists, and the empowerment of our shared communities.

Below are a list of ECMC's current supporters, examples of their contributions and impact, and links for one-time and (New!) recurring monthly donations.   You'll also find a description of the ECMC Champions program for our most fervent supporters--please have a look at the additional benefits they receive!

Upcoming Supporter Events

  • Fabulous Fall Ball -- November 2017

  • Giving Tuesday -- November 2017

    Christmas with Conrad -- December 2017

If you have the ability to acquire company matching gifts, note it can automatically double your  support!   Please email as to let us know if you or your company are amenable to matching, or with any other questions related to your support of ECMC.  Thank you!

    Sign up for recurring monthly donations via Paypal by selecting one of the options below.  If you'd like to set up a different recurring amount, please email

    If you would prefer to donate by check, please make payable and mail to:

    Gotham Performing Arts, Inc.
    P.O. Box 1017
    New York,  New York, 10185

    ECMC is a registered 501c(3) non-profit, and donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
    Please send any financial or transaction inquiries to


    (July 2016 - May 2017)

    Who is an ECMC Champion?

    ECMC Champions represent our strongest supporters who give over-and-beyond our general appeals by their faithful attendance to concerts and events, their enthusiastic support outside of events, and their engagement with the chorus mission and membership.  Under the leadership of Artistic Director Vince Peterson, ECMC is in a period of exciting artistic growth, and you can be a part of this!   We invite you to give and join our Champions program today!

      How do ECMC Champions benefit?

      1. Private Recording Session access, including “talk back” sessions with Artistic Director Vince Peterson and direct member engagement
      2. Preferred Seating, before-concert champagne toasts, and hors d’oeuvres
      3. Champions Newsletter communications with exclusive offers and year-round updates on programming and chorus activities
      4. Rehearsal Invitations for a behind-the-scenes look at the artistic process

      COMMISSIONER ($3,000+) 

      ...provides annual concert performance venues
      The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

      SPONSOR ($1,000 - $2,999) 

      ...supports orchestras to accompany chorus
      Mark Heflin
      Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

      BENEFACTOR ($500 - $999)

      ...underwrites concert program printing
      BITE New York
      Clayton Morris
      David Conte & The Estate of Conrad Susa
      Sojourn Restaurant

      PATRON ($200 - $499)

      ...provides rehearsal space for one week
      Ariel Estrada
      Bailey Heflin (In Support of Mark Heflin)
      Edward Angelo Enrique
      Jonathan Wind (In Support of Michael Cheffo)
      Neil Fleming
      Parisa Mahdad (In Support of Craig Goodwin-Ortiz de León)
      Ronald Languedoc
      Samuel Gubins (In Support of Edward Enrique)
      Scott Michael Brown
      Sergio Abramovich (In Support of Edward Enrique)
      Steven Ostrow
      Susan Bairnsfather (In Support of Scott Michael Brown)
      Westley Todd Holiday

      SUPPORTER ($100 - $199)

      ...pays for sheet music licensing
      Brian Kovacs (In Support of Marshall Taylor)
      David Orcutt
      David Tyler
      Edwin Vega
      Dr. Jim Walton (In Support of Jeffrey Walton)
      Jon Bairnsfather (In Support of Scott Michael Brown)
      Kathy Leventhal (In Support of Westley Todd Holiday)
      Michael Cheffo
      Nicole Belmont (In Support of Vince Peterson)
      Shawn-Lin Dzeng
      Susan Walton (In Support of Jeffrey Walton) 

      FRIEND ($50 - $99)

      ...cuts the cost of supplies and audition space
      Alex Mustelier (In Support of Westley Todd Holiday)
      Amy Schilleci
      Bob Penrod
      Edward Jones
      Jack Sims
      Jeremy Ritz-Totten
      John Pohle
      Jose Ho Ken & Michelle Languedoc (In Support of Ronald Languedoc)
      Lee Bairnsfather (In Support of Scott Michael Brown)
      Masataka Suemitsu
      Nancy Donahoo (In Support of Benjamin Donahoo)
      Nini Munoz
      Robert Chan
      Robert Marshall Taylor
      Tai Beckles
      Tom Grothe
      Xiaodi Zhang