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Annual Spring Gala: A Celebration of Ireland May 15, 2021

​​​​​In the interest of the health and safety of our community, DePaul University announced on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, that we would take proactive and immediate steps to reduce the number of gatherings and the density of people on campus while maintaining our commitment to student success and academic progress. As part of this decision, all university-sponsored events, either on or off campus, were postponed or canceled until further notice.

As a result, the School of Music’s 2020 Annual Gala: A Celebration of Ireland will now take place on May 15, 2021.  (Mark your calendars now!!) 

We hope to bring you an equally incredible event next spring, and will be working in the meantime to make it so. Positively, Mary Patricia Gannon has agreed to remain our Pro Musica Awardee, and tenor Anthony Kearns has confirmed his ability to join us next spring. 

The uncertainty around us calls into play many emotions, and our students at the School of Music are equally affected.  From the loss of artistic collaboration and on-stage experience to losing wages from on-campus jobs that have been shut down, our students are grappling with this new reality.  Our faculty are also impacted, rushing to provide online learning options for the performing arts, which, by their very nature, are steeped in face-to-face collaboration. 

If you are able to do so, we hope you will still consider making a donation to the DePaul School of Music.  While our gala is not taking place this year, our need remains greater than ever.  Your support during this crisis will help us navigate the significant, ongoing impact of this evolving situation.

With many thanks and much admiration,

Dr. Ronald Caltabiano

Dean, DePaul School of Music

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In collaboration with Honorary Chairs
Senator Billy and Anne Lawless
Consul General of Ireland Brian O'Brien

Gala Ticket Packages

Featuring

Anthony Kearns of The Irish Tenors
DePaul Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Cliff Colnot
2021 DePaul Pro Musica Award Presentation to Mary Patricia Gannon

Gala 2020
Gala Committee
Rich Daniels, Advisory Board Chair
Carlotta Lucchesi, Committee Chair
Mark T. Mroz, Committee Chair
Samantha Denny Cohen
Robert D’Addario
Graham V. Fuguitt
Dr. Geoffrey A. Hirt

Join us for this festive event—the School’s only fundraiser—celebrating the arts and culture of Ireland and our 2021​ Pro Musica Awardee. We look forward to welcoming you to this celebratory evening with all proceeds benefiting the students of DePaul School of Music. 

Saturday, May 15, 2021
Holtschneider Performance Center
2330 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL  60614

Event Timeline
All Events will take place at Holtschneider Performance Center (2330 N. Halsted)
5:30 p.m.        Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres Reception
7:00 p.m.        Performance featuring Anthony Kearns, Maestro Cliff Colnot and the DePaul Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Pro Musica Award presentation to Mary Patricia Gannon
8:30 p.m.        Gala Dinner
10:00 p.m.      After Party at the "Flute and the Fiddle" pub

For more information about the evening, including purchasing ticket or sponsor packages, please call (312) 362-8455 or email Event RSVP.  


Ticket Packages

  • Admission for one (1) guest to the: 
    • Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres reception 
    • Performance and Pro Musica Award presentation, with premium seating 
    • Gala Dinner, at a preferentially-located table 
    •  After party at the "Flute and the Fiddle " pub
  • Signed Anthony Kearns CD 
  • Recognition in the gala program 
$890 tax-deductable

Admission for one (1) guest to the:

  • Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres reception
  • Performance and Pro Musica Award presentation
  • Gala Dinner
  • After party at the "Flute and the Fiddle" pub

​​$400 tax-deductible

Admission for one (1) guest to the:

  • Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres reception
  • Performance and Pro Musica Award presentation

$133 tax-deductible

 


Sponsorship Packages

Gala Benefits: 

  • Admission for twenty (20) guests to the: 
    • Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres reception 
    • Performance and Pro Musica Award presentation, with premium seating 
    • Gala Dinner, at a preferentially-located table 
    • After party at the "Flute and Fiddle" pub 
  • Recognition as the Exclusive Underwriter of the Annual Spring Gala on all materials, both in print and online  
  • Concert Poster signed by Anthony Kearns for each guest/couple
  • Photo of your group with Anthony Kearns on the Mary Patricia Gannon Hall stage 
  • Signed Anthony Kearns CD for each guest/couple
 
Premium Benefits: 
  • Opportunity for ten (10) guests to embark upon one (1) exclusive two-hour Chicago Sunset Yacht Cruise featuring Navy Pier fireworks (yacht, captain, crew, champagne, and hors d’oeuvres included)^ 
  • Opportunity to feature one (1) faculty member performance in your home for a private event* 
  • Opportunity to schedule two (2) complimentary 4-hour recording sessions in one of the following spaces:* 
    • Mary Patricia Gannon Concert Hall  
    • Murray and Michele Allen Recital Hall 
    • Brennan Family Recital Hall
    • Mary A. Dempsey and Philip H. Corboy Jazz Hall 
    • Robert J. and Georgina M. D'Addario Recording Studio 
  • Opportunity to schedule two (2) complimentary “Nights at HPC” for ten (10) guests, including:*  
    • Private catered dinner 
    • Performance tickets 
    • On-site parking 
  • Opportunity to coordinate one (1) complimentary lesson through the School of Music with select faculty members* (may be transferred to a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, etc.) 
  • Opportunity to feature one (1) student group performance in your home for a private event* 
  • Twenty (20) complimentary tickets to DePaul School of Music performances** 
^ Must be scheduled at least one month in advance on a Wednesday or Saturday evening between June 1 – August 31, 2020   
*Must be scheduled at least one month in advance and used by August 31, 2021 
**May use all tickets at one performance or spread across several performances; must be used by August 31, 2021 

$92,900 tax-deductible

Gala Benefits: 

  • Admission for ten (10) guests to the: 
    • Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres reception 
    • Performance and Pro Musica Award presentation, with premium seating 
    • Gala Dinner, at a preferentially-located table 
    • After party at the "Flute and the Fiddle" pub
  • Recognition as the Lead Sponsor of one (1) of the gala events (reception, performance, dinner, or after party) on all materials, both in print and online 
  • Concert poster signed by Anthony Kearns for each guest/couple
  • Photo of your group with Anthony Kearns on the Mary Patricia Gannon Hall stage 
  • Signed Anthony Kearns CD for each guest/couple 
 
Premium Benefits:
  • Opportunity to schedule one (1) complimentary 4-hour recording session in one of the following spaces:* 
    •  Murray and Michele Allen Recital Hall 
    • Brennan Family Recital Hall 
    • Mary A. Dempsey and Philip H. Corboy Jazz Hall 
    • Robert J. and Georgina M. D'Addario Recording Studio 
  • Opportunity to schedule two (2) complimentary “Nights at HPC” for ten (10) guests, including:* 
    • Private catered dinner 
    • Performance tickets 
    • On-site parking 
  • Opportunity to coordinate one (1) complimentary lesson through the School of Music with select faculty members* (may be transferred to a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, etc.) 
  • Opportunity to feature one (1) student group performance in your home for a private event* 
  • Twenty (20) complimentary tickets to DePaul School of Music performances** 
*Must be scheduled at least one month in advance and used by August 31, 2021 
**May use all tickets at one performance or spread across several performances; must be used by August 31, 2021

$44,900 tax-deductible

Gala Benefits: 

  • Admission for ten (10) guests to the: 
    • Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres reception 
    • Performance and Pro Musica Award presentation, with premium seating 
    • Gala Dinner, at a preferentially-located table 
    • After party at the "Flute and the Fiddle" pub
  • Recognition as a Sponsor of one (1) of the gala events (reception, performance, dinner, or after party) on all materials, both in print and online 
  • Photo of your group with Anthony Kearns on the Mary Patricia Gannon Hall stage 
  • Signed Anthony Kearns CD for each guest/couple 
Premium Benefits: 
  • Opportunity to schedule one (1) complimentary “Night at HPC” for ten (10) guests, including:* 
    • Private catered dinner 
    • Performance tickets  
    • On-site parking 
  • Opportunity to coordinate one (1) complimentary lesson through the School of Music with select faculty members* (may be transferred to a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, etc.) 
  • Opportunity to feature one (1) student group performance in your home for a private event* 
  • Ten (10) complimentary tickets to DePaul School of Music performances** 
*Must be scheduled at least one month in advance and used by August 31, 2021 
**May use all tickets at one performance or spread across several performances; must be used by August 31, 2021

$21,900 tax-deductible

Gala Benefits: 

  • Admission for ten (10) guests to the: 
    • Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres reception
    •  Performance and Pro Musica Award presentation, with premium seating 
    • Gala Dinner, at a preferentially-located table 
    • After party at the "Flute and the Fiddle" pub
  • Photo of your group with Anthony Kearns on the Mary Patricia Gannon Hall stage 
  • Signed Anthony Kearns CD for each guest/couple 
  • Recognition in the gala program 
Premium Benefits: 
  • Opportunity to feature one (1) student group performance in your home for a private event* 
  • Ten (10) complimentary tickets to DePaul School of Music performances** 
*Must be scheduled at least one month in advance and used by August 31, 2021
**May use all tickets at one performance or spread across several performances; must be used by August 31, 2021  

$8,500 tax-deductible

Gala Benefits: 

  • Admission for six (6) guests to the: 
    • Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres reception 
    • Performance and Pro Musica Award presentation, with premium seating 
    •  Gala Dinner, at a preferentially-located table 
    • After party at the "Flute and the Fiddle" pub
  • Signed Anthony Kearns CD for each guest/couple 
  • Recognition in the gala program   

$4,370 tax-deductible