You are invited to join the 2022-2023
St. Monica’s Friends of Music!
About the St. Monica’s Friends of Music…St. Monica’s Friends of Music program was initiated at the suggestion of Dr. Ronald Doiron, our Director of Music Ministries, and approved by the Vestry. Designed as an outreach to our parish and the greater Naples community, our Friends of Music provide a primary means of supporting our music program and for enhancing special Sunday and holiday services with guest soloists and instrumentalists. In addition to memorial donations to the music fund, offerings received at future concerts, and the continued support of St. Monica’s parishioners, our Friends of Music program is supported by more specific tax-deductible donations throughout the year.
How to join St. Monica’s Friends of Music…In addition to your pledge to St. Monica’s church budget, an annual donation to our Friends of Music allows us to continue our efforts to offer quality music with spiritual depth to our parishioners and the greater Naples community. We hope that you will consider supporting our outreach program by becoming a St. Monica’s Friend of Music this year! Your tax-deductible donation for 2022-2023 includes the following benefits:
$50-$99– Friend of Music Support
- With your approval, your name will be listed as a Friend of Music in all concert series programs
- Although gladly accepted, there is no sense of obligation to make additional contributions when attending special concert programs
$100-$199 – Friend of Music Angel
- In addition to the benefits above, you may receive preferred seating for all our concert programs
$200 or more – Friend of Music Benefactor
- In addition to the benefits above, you and a spouse or guest are invited to attend a private champagne reception in April 2023 (this benefit was suspended due to the pandemic – details for 2023 to be announced)
$500 or more – Friend of Music Benefactor Underwriter
- In addition to the benefits above, you are invited to attend an end of the year Gourmet Dinner prepared and presented by Dr. Ronald Doiron (this benefit was suspended due to the pandemic – details for 2023 to be announced)
We are beginning to plan our 2022-2023 Friends of Music Concert Series. In addition to two traditional programs offered by St. Monica Choir, Handbell Choir, Soloists and Chamber Orchestra, our 2022-2023 concert series will include special concerts by other local artists and ensembles and a unique program performed by St. Monica’s Section Leaders. Our Friends of Music fund has also been asked to help purchase new choir microphones, improving the sound of our musical offerings to our live congregation and those watching online through our streaming service.
To help make these programs and requests a reality, I invite you now to renew or join our Friends of Music in advance of our 2022-2023 music ministry season which begins on September 1. You may mail a personal check payable to St. Monica’s Friends of Music or you may leave the same in the church office. You may also use a credit card by going online to www.stmonicasnaples.org, click on EGiving. Either enter your user ID and password information or choose “Quick Give.” Put in your donation amount and Click “Pay Your Pledge” in the drop-down menu and then change it to “Friends of Music.”
I hope you plan to attend all our programs and bring family, friends, and neighbors to our 2022-2023 season of special concerts. Once again, thank you for your generous contributions in the past and continued support of St. Monica’s Music Ministry Program as a Friend of Music!
Dr. Ronald Doiron
Director of Music Ministries
2022-2023 Friends of Music Concert Series
In addition to special instrumental accompaniment at our All Saints, Christmas, and Easter Services, your donation to our Friends of Music assists as we plan the following special programs this year – dates and times to be announced:
A Traditional Service of Advent Lessons and Carols
Offered by St. Monica’s Choir, Handbell Choir, Soloists, Orchestra with Congregational Participation. A free-will offering received and a Festive Reception in the Parish Hall.
Offered by St. Monica’s Choir, Handbell Choir, Soloists, Orchestra with Congregational Participation. A free-will offering received and a Festive Reception follows in the Parish Hall.
Annual Student Scholarship Auditions and Recitals
Presented by The Music Foundation of Greater Naples
A Concert of Baroque Music
Performed by St. Monica’s Section Leaders and Professional Instrumental Ensemble
Student Recitals from the Studios of St. Monica’s Resident Music Faculty
Katrina Rozmus, Jennine Burkwit, Theresa Miller and Dr. Ronald Doiron