Help Support GCC Students, Teachers, and Continuing Online Instruction!

About the Project

Who We Are
Founded in 1996, Glorystar Children’s Chorus (GCC) provides excellent music education to children and youth in the joy of choral art to students in the DMV area. Through a rich repertoire of Eastern and Western music, GCC promotes music appreciation and builds bridges in our diverse community. Glorystar has grown to include over 130 choristers ages 5 to 18, comprising five singing groups: Prima, Dolce, Cantabile, Concert, and Chamber Choirs. Our choral program and activities give children the experience and joy of singing together, and also foster harmony, a sense of pride and self-confidence through teamwork, discipline, and responsibility. 

Music education: includes vocal techniques, music theory, sight-reading, ear training, music appreciation, and choral harmony. Our multicultural repertoire, performing in more than ten different languages, includes music from American to East Asian composers.

Public performances: In addition to the annual winter and spring concerts, Glorystar is dedicated to community service and cultural exchange with more than 10 free and open to the public performances per year at libraries, senior centers, community events, and more. It has also been devoted to broadening its member's horizons through its participation in music festivals across the metro area, country and the world.

COVID-19 Impact and Our Response

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Glorystar cancelled their weekly in-person rehearsals beginning on March 14 for the rest of the school year, as well as public performances and fundraising events. A total of four public performances:  “Vocal Recital”, the interactive “Sing With Me” (our primary new student recruiting event),  our “Outreach Concert” for seniors at The Village at Rockville, and  our annual ”Spring Concert”; and our “Annual Fundraising Event” were cancelled.

To continue providing instruction during these times, we have transitioned to online instruction through GoogleMeet and Zoom while recognizing that some students may not have access or able to participate on these platforms. We are currently looking into virtual concert possibilities to give our students the opportunity to perform during this time of crisis.

Despite these major changes to our delivery of instruction and experiences, our staff and normal operational costs remain the same. We have lost revenue from these cancelled spring concerts and community events. We rely on donations and ticket sales as part of our revenue. 

Your support would help us 

  • Cover additional expenses to train all teachers for online instruction and provide materials and support for teachers working remotely from home 
  • Continue paying our 14 teaching and administrative staff to keep instruction and operations going
  • Cover rental costs and fees for events that had been scheduled in the spring and summer 
  • Offset costs for videographer and related contractors to create a virtual spring concert
  • Provide Glorystar with an upgraded Zoom subscription for a year for online distance learning


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $1,500 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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  • Donate $15 or more

    Gifts of all sizes are much appreciated and will be well used to help us to continue to serve our community and our students through quality music education during these challenging times
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $25 or more

    Allows us to buy music and office materials needed for virtual classes
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    Offsets videographer and digital programming expenses
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $250 or more

    Provides Glorystar with an upgraded Zoom subscription and other software needs for taking programs online
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    Supports continued salary and income for our 14 teaching and administrative staff
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $1,000 or more

    Helps pay for rental costs and fees from our cancelled spring and summer programs
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
-$1,308.61 to go. Every dollar helps.
$4,308.61 of $3,000 goal ⋅ ended 2 days ago

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