North Port Chorale, Inc.
6400 WEST PRICE BLVD
MUSIC SUITE
NORTH PORT FL 34291-4104
Mission
The North Port Chorale, Inc. is a non-profit organization of volunteer singers dedicated to performing high quality choral music. The organization is committed to providing opportunities for participation, growth, fellowship and fun to its members, and standards of excellence in rehearsal and performance. The Chorale seeks to inspire in its members and audience a greater love of music and community by providing wholesome musical entertainment and being an integral and active part of the cultural life of North Port and the South County area.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Mrs. Rita Hart
Board Chair Affiliation Retired
General Info
Supported Organization North Port Performing Arts Association
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2000
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Mar 2018
State Registration Yes Mar 2017
Financial Summary
 
 
IRS Letter of Determination
Name
Chorale 501 3 cView
Impact Statement
  • The recruitment of a greater number of High School age performers is a priority for the Chorale.  Through personal in-class presentations by the director, the Chorale will increase outreach to young performers throughout the South County area, with the goal of recruiting between 10-15 young performers to the organization, for the 2016-2017 season.
  • The North Port Chorale has significantly improved it's financial position through the separation of the Soundsations organization as a self-supporting entity under it's own management effective as of the 2015-2016 fiscal year. 
  • The Chorale is seeking to expand to include a "Stage Band" ensemble in addition to the accompanist/pianist. This will add to the production quality of Chorale performances and allow a greater versatility in music selection to include more expansive instrumental selections in addition to the choral music that has formed the foundation of the North Port Chorale's concerts.
Needs Statement
  1. The Chorale’s concert attire is outdated, in poor shape and in need of replacement. The approximate cost for replacement of the concert wardrobe is from $5000.00 - $6500.00.
  2. Collaboration with area musicians is an important part of the Chorale’s programming efforts. Specific support for featured solo artists ($750.00) or a small ensemble ($4500.00) will allow the organization to bring a wider variety of programming to South County audiences, and will afford expanded performance opportunities for local artists.
  3. The Chorale's productions have begun incorporating more sets, props, costuming and staging. We currently borrow tools and materials to build sets, creating numerous limitations and less than professional quality results.. A one-time donation of $2500.00 would allow for the purchase of shop tools needed for set construction, and allow the Chorale to purchase materials (plywood/lumber/paint/etc..).
  4. The Chorale's current interest in developing a Stage Band/Stage Orchestra as a permanent part of the Chorale will incur additional expenses, both in materials/music and potentially in personnel costs. At this time, it is estimated that the cost of such an ensemble may be $600.00 per concert, for a total of $1800.00 for the complete season. Such funds are not  available for this use, requiring that we depend on the availability of volunteer musicians for this purpose at this time.
Background Statement
The North Port Chorale began when Bruce Robinson, the first director and organizer, founded the Chorale on February 27, 1980. The city enabled the thirty members to use Albert Goll Community Center for its rehearsals, and the first concert was held on April 26, 1980 to a standing room only audience. From 1981 to 1999 the majority of performances were held at the Trinity Methodist Church.
   The Chorale took another step toward organization in 1982, with the election of officers, recruited from the membership. During that time there was a growth in membership to forty six active members. Performances were held in a variety of venues, including the Port Charlotte Cultural Center. Chorale directorship changed in 1986, when Marion and William Pinkow took over the duties. Membership continued to grow, and the Chorale's reputation for excellent performances also grew.
 
In 1998, former concert pianist, accompanist and voice coach, Patricia Prentzel was named director and brought a new emphasis on professionalism to the Chorale. In 2001, the state of the art North Port Performing Arts Center became the Chorale's permanent rehearsal and performance venue.
   After her successful and storied term as the Chorale director, Pat Prentzel retired in 2012, and Jeffrey Herbert was named the Chorale's new director with the 2012-2013 season. 
 
Today, the Chorale has over seventy members, ages sixteen and up, representing every community in the South County region. Under the leadership of director Jeffrey Herbert, the organization has begun to focus on the development of innovative multi-discipline, multimedia performances while adopting a more expansive and aggressive advertising and promotion campaign. This "Audience Development" vision will serve as both developmental and evaluative criteria for the Chorale's programs going forward.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
FL- Charlotte
Areas Served Comments
The North Port Chorale Inc. serves North Port and the South County region of Sarasota County, including Venice, Englewood, portions of northern Charlotte County and the Cape Haze communities. These communities are recognized as "underserved". 
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Secondary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Tertiary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Programs
Description

The North Port Chorale’s program offers residents of the South County area (North Port, Port Charlotte, Venice, Englewood, and the Cape Haze communities) the opportunity to make music with other members of their community in a professional setting. Chorale members rehearse for 2½ hours, weekly, from mid-September to April to present three concerts of choral/vocal music as part of the concert series of the North Port Performing Arts Center (PAC). Members of the Chorale are afforded the opportunity to perform at a professional-class venue with accomplished local and guest musicians under the musical direction of Mr. Jeffrey A. Herbert. The Chorale offers programming that both entertains and enriches audience members, and is recognized as one of the primary cultural outlets for the South County area. For the 2016-2017 season, the North Port Chorale presents “Holiday Magic” (Dec. 10), “Vive la Difference” (Feb. 11) and “From Sea to Shining Sea” (Apr.29).

Budget $29,130
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Musical Performances
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Short Term Success
The short-term success of the Chorale's program will be evident in an increase in the number of overall participants from all age groups represented in the Chorale. Specific targets include increasing the number of High School age participants in the Chorale during the 2016-2017 season. Additional efforts toward recruiting younger adult singers in the community would show an increase of between 8 -12 new Chorale members under the age of 65, with an increase of between 6-10 new members over the age of 65. Audience growth will be evidenced by the continued increase in ticket sales for the 2016-2017 season, expected to result in an increase in ticket revenues of at least 10% for this season.
Long Term Success
The program's long term success would be evident in  increased participation by younger adults and teens in the Chorale's activities, and so in the cultural life of the North Port and South County community. Long term success would also be evident in larger audience attendance for the concert series in successive years. Both of these objectives are supported by the current efforts of the Chorale and are considered priorities in the Chorale's program.
Program Success Monitoring
Program success will be monitored by comparison of Chorale membership rosters and member information database for successive years, to track increased membership and specific increases in specific age and demographic groups. Audience attendance/ticket sales are tracked by the Performing Arts Center's Vendini ticketing and database management system.
Program Success Examples
The North Port Chorale has maintained a membership of between 70 and 80 members for the past decade, with new members joining regularly, while others leave for various reasons, attesting to an active and vital community organization. Increase in ticket revenues, the most significant metric of audience development has been significant, increasing from $15,076.00 in 2015, to $18,487.00 in 2016 - an increase of  nearly 23% in a one year period. 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email northportchorale@yahoo.com
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 4
Volunteers 70
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations
N/A
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Rita Hart
Company Affiliation Retired
Board Term June 2016 to May 2017
Board Chair Email rkhart@comcast.net
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mrs. Joyce Cattelane North Port Magazine
Mrs. Rita Hart Retired
Mrs. Barbara Johnson Retired
Mrs. Mary Maples Community Volunteer
Mr. Russ Struble Retired
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 1
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Board Meeting Attendance % 84
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 5
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 0
Standing Committees
Production
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Membership
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month June
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year End Month May
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $29,000.00
Projected Expenses $29,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$19,326$23,698$7,518
Administration Expense$577$4,756$20,812
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.370.841.11
Program Expense/Total Expenses97%83%27%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$11,524$8,928$5,571
Current Assets$11,524$8,928$5,571
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$11,524$8,928$5,571
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $18,807Contributions, gifts, grants $7,486Concerts/Programs $18,325
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $7,130Spring Concert $4,574Contributions, gifts, grants $12,833
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMiscellaneous $1,262December Concert $4,448Other $223
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from compilations.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit North Port Chorale, Inc.
Address 6400 WEST PRICE BLVD
MUSIC SUITE
NORTH PORT , FL 4104
Phone 941 257-8405

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