Mission

Section 1: Coro Allegro, Inc. is a not-for-profit musical organization, within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, composed of members and friends of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and dedicated to the performance of significant choral works for the enjoyment of all.

Section 2: With respect to the world at large, we seek to provide access to classical choral music to as broad an audience as possible, including people who might not otherwise attend such performances or who might not be familiar with such music. In addition, we hope by our existence, our performances and our music to build bridges, foster communication and promote understanding among otherwise disparate communities.

Section 3: With respect to the world of music, we expect to enhance the choral tradition with our performance of a variety of music beyond the standard repertoire, including works by composers of diverse backgrounds and musical styles. We strive especially to include in our repertoire works by contemporary composers, women, and people of diverse sexual orientations and racial and cultural backgrounds. To this end, we also expect to commission choral works.

Section 4: With respect to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender world, we intend, through our presence as a viable and vocal lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual arts organization, to counteract internalized and external homophobia and to serve as one model of a successful lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group. We also hope to exemplify the diverse talents, interests, and backgrounds of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. In addition, we intend to actively support organizations that value, serve, and affirm these communities.

Section 5: With respect to the membership of Coro Allegro, we seek to provide an environment that is supportive of our individual diversities and that is affirming for us as members and friends of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. We intend to develop a membership that is diverse in terms of race, culture, and ethnicity. We expect to foster continued musical growth and appreciation in our members as well as to provide opportunities for personal growth through service to the organization. Finally, we expect to participate together in creating a choral organization that is welcoming, challenging, and fun for all its members.

Section 6: Coro Allegro, Inc. participates in a network of cooperation with regional and national organizations with similar purposes.

Section 7: In furtherance of the purposes described herein, but not in limitation thereof, Coro Allegro, Inc. shall have the power to accept grants, gifts, and donations, to collect and disseminate statistics and other information, to conduct research, to engage in various fundraising activities, to conduct promotional activities including advertising and publicity in or by any suitable manner or media, and to hold such property as is necessary to accomplish its purposes.