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Sponsor Trip:

Grand Concert in Seattle

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Treat yourself to a memorable weekend in Seattle. Experience the Concordia Choir and Concordia Symphony Orchestra as they perform a grand concert at one of the finest concert halls in the U.S. and home of the Seattle Symphony: Benaroya Hall.

Special notice: Due to uncertainties with COVID protocols, Concordia University is in the process of moving this experience to March 2023. Details will be updated soon and we hope that you will join us in 2023!

Sponsor Trip: Grand Concert in Seattle

Concordia Choir - Concordia Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Michael Busch, Dr. Jeff Held - conductors
Dr. Tom Mueller - organ

Treat yourself to a memorable weekend in Seattle. Experience the Concordia Choir and Concordia Symphony Orchestra as they perform a grand concert at one of the finest concert halls in the U.S. and home of the Seattle Symphony: Benaroya Hall. In the evening, visit the Museum of Pop Culture and hear the Commercial Music Ensemble perform at the iconic Skychurch (designed by Frank Gehry).  Your partially tax-deductible sponsorship will help fund this tour. Performing in the Pacific Northwest is an important step as Concordia University Irvine showcases one of the finest collegiate music programs on the west coast. As a traveling sponsor, you will experience a high-style weekend that will include one night lodging at the 5-star Four Seasons Seattle Hotel.

Hosted by
Dr. Michael and Mrs. Kimberly Thomas
President, Concordia University Irvine

Dr. Michael and Mrs. Kimberly Thomas

Dear Friends,

I invite you to travel with Concordia University Irvine as our fantastic Concordia Choir and Concordia Symphony Orchestra play a grand concert in one of the nation’s premiere concert venues, Benaroya Hall.  We are offering an opportunity to join us as a “traveling sponsor.”  This experience has a dual benefit.  You experience an amazing, high-class weekend as part of a large Concordia traveling community, and you will be providing additional financial aid to support the costs of producing this student tour. 

Concordia’s music ensembles feature exceptional student performers that rival other Christian colleges on the west coast.  At this time, we are strategically increasing our visibility in the Pacific Northwest, and we believe that this concert will offer many valuable connections that stretch beyond the music department.  It will help increase our presence as we build church relations, share information about undergraduate and graduate programs, connect with supporters, and provide everyone with a tremendous cultural experience, particularly our students. 

The dual centerpieces of this travel experience will be the grand concert at Benaroya Hall and the music event at Skychurch @ MoPop.  Included lodging will be at the Four Seasons Seattle, recently rated as the top hotel in the state of Washington by Travel & Leisure.  Not only is the hotel exceptional, it also happens to be only one block away from the concert hall!  Our time together will end on Sunday morning with a worship service at the hotel before you finish your great weekend. 

Please consider committing your sponsorship now to help us build momentum toward this first-ever event.  Early sponsorships might spur us on to work on a similar event in another great city the following year.  Please note that the portion of this sponsorship which contains personal benefits is not tax-deductible, but any portion beyond the value of the benefit provides tax deductions.  

Thank you for your consideration in supporting Concordia students!  We look forward to sharing a great weekend with you!

Traveling Sponsor Inclusions

  • Saturday evening accommodations at the Four Seasons Seattle, Washington’s top-rated, 5-star hotel that is one block from Benaroya Hall, one block from Pike Place Market, and two blocks from Waterfront Park and the Aquarium.
  • Premium seats for the grand concert at Benaroya Hall, performed by the Concordia Choir and Concordia Symphony Orchestra, with Dr. Tom Mueller, organ.
  • Premium tickets to a special event at Skychurch in the Museum of Pop Culture (next to the Space Needle).  Music provided by Commercial Music Ensemble. 
  • Informal morning worship at the Four Seasons ballroom, where sweeping views of Puget Sound provide a backdrop.
  • Concert Hall

    Benaroya Hall - Grand Concert Location 

  • Four Seasons Hotel's pool and view

    Four Seasons Hotel

  • Pike Place Market neon sign

    Pike Place Market

  • Outside view of the Seattle Art Museum building

    Skychurch @ MoPop

The Traveling Sponsor Experience

  • Included: Hotel booking at the Four Seasons for one night, premium concert tickets, and premium seating at the Skychurch @ MoPop event will be reserved for you upon booking the sponsorship. ($535 value.)
  • Not Included: The sponsorship benefits do not include any travel costs or arrangements.  Sponsors must book their own air and ground transportation.
  • Optional add-ons: Extra night stay at hotel ($375), extra premium tickets @ Benaroya Hall ($40 each), extra premium tickets to Skychurch @ MoPop event ($40 each). These are available for purchase when selecting your sponsorship level.

Sponsor - $1,000

Includes one hotel room (Saturday night), 2 orchestra level concert tickets, 2 dinners, 2 after-party table seats, and recognition in concert program.

Tour Underwriter - $5,000

Your large gift provides major support for the costs of this performance while providing you with an easy way to have a fun weekend with friends/extended family. Includes up to 3 hotel rooms (Saturday night), premium recognition in the concert program, a complimentary beverage reception with President Thomas at intermission, post-concert backstage access to greet the conductors and some musicians, up to 6 premium location concert tickets, 6 dinner tickets, and 6 after-party table seats.

Individual Title Sponsor - $20,000

This tour cannot happen without you! Bring your friends/family/clients to experience a great weekend!

This sponsorship package includes up to 5 hotel rooms, premium recognition in the concert program and concert promotion, a complimentary beverage reception with President Thomas at intermission, post-concert backstage access to greet the conductors and some musicians, and up to 10 concert tickets, dinner tickets, and after-party table seats.

Note: The portion of your sponsorship that does not cover the cost of concert tickets and the hotel stay may be tax-deductible. Details are provided on the sponsorship form below.

Payment Information

Travel Sponsorships at the $1,000 and $5,000 level are payable online. If you are interested in the Individual Title Sponsorship or a Corporate Sponsorship, please email [email protected]. If you are interested in sponsoring, but are not ready to commit, please provide your email on the interest form and you will receive periodic updates.

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