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Donating to The Esoterics

The arts have struggled in recent years due to the substantial loss of public funding. However, one type of arts organization continues to grow and thrive despite budget cuts: volunteer groups, where trained artists are driven by the love of their craft, not financial gain. Although these artists have refused to put a price tag on what they create, their groups still need support.

The Esoterics, Seattle’s most innovative choir, is one of these organizations that prioritizes artistry over economy. The all-volunteer ensemble continually strives to advance ongoing choral creativity by commissioning world-premiere works from pioneering composers, and producing imaginative programs of both well-known masterpieces and lesser-known works of the contemporary a cappella repertoire.

The Esoterics firmly believes that a society’s art should reflect its richness, not its riches. Please invest in the Esoterics and the future of choral music by making a gift – of any size – today.

Cash or in-kind donations
There are several ways to support The Esoterics’ mission of contemporary choral excellence. Please consider sending your tax-deductible contribution to:

The Esoterics
1815 24th Ave
Seattle WA 98122-3014

You may also donate online with your credit card using PayPal in one of the following amounts:
$10 | $20 | $25 | $50 | $75 | $100 | $250 | $500 | $750 | $1,000

For more information on giving to the Esoterics through organizations like United Way, making a planned gift, or having your employer match your donation, please contact Eric Banks at

Polyphonos sponsorships
One way to advance contemporary choral music is by supporting POLYPHONOS, the Esoterics’ annual composition competition. Each of three winning composers receives $1,000 plus airfare and accommodations to attend the Seattle premiere of their commissioned work by the Esoterics. To sponsor part or all of a Polyphonos composer’s prize or travel, please contact Eric Banks at or 206-935-7779.

Concert attendance
There is nothing the group would like more than to see you and your friends at Esoterics performances! Our audience is growing in direct relation to our fans’ enthusiasm and encouragement! Add yourself and your friends to our mailing list to be the first to know about Esoterics concerts and events.

Half the purchase price of each Esoterics CD is a tax-deductible donation. By purchasing any one of our available recordings, you’ll receive great music and support the group!

There are many ways your talents and skills can help the Esoterics. We have opportunities ranging from bookkeeping to ushering, writing, and more! Please contact Eric Banks at for more information.

The Esoterics is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The Esoterics’ season
is sponsored by generous grants from


  • 4 Culture
  • ArtsFund
  • Classical King FM 98.1
  • The Horizons Foundation
  • The Norcliffe Foundation
  • The Nesholm Family Foundation
  • The National Endowment for the Arts
  • The Seattle Foundation
  • Seattle’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs
  • The Washington State Arts Commission