Development & Marketing Manager Report
FY17 – April 21, 2017
2017 Cantus Idol
- Individual Giving for FY17:
- Received as of 4/21/17: $91,392 (with pledges receivable: 71% to goal)
- At this time last year: $78,838 (69% to goal)
2017 Cantus Idol
- May 8, 2017 at ARIA
- As of 4/21/17: 246 tickets totaling $34,187.50 – Buy your tickets now!!!
- At this time last year: 250 tickets totaling $38,450
- Reservation (and dietary restrictions) deadline: Friday, April 28
- Idol Committee and Carly working on follow-up phone calls/emails to patrons from last year
- Do you have or know of a cabin or destination that you would be willing to donate for the auction?
- Tell your friends! For more information, visit cantussings.org/idol
- America Will Be!
- Final: 1213 tickets sold (87% to goal)
- Reactions to the performance were mixed
- The review from the StarTribune, “Can Art Be Too Political?” was shared 300+ times on Facebook
- St. Bart’s in Wayzata is probably not a viable option as a venue in the future, except for Christmas programs. Richard Clarke called on Monday, April 10, on behalf of the parish, to share that the theme of gay marriage in AWB did not align with the catholic doctrine. Although we did not perform there, the church has decided that they will need to approve the themes of all concerts moving forward. Not just with us but with all renters.
- Tried a BOGO ticket offer to choral groups across the Twin Cities for their staff and artists:
- Seven people took advantage for a total of 16 tickets
- Special thanks to Jonathan Guyton for his help in spreading the word!
- As of 4/21/17: 617 tickets sold (32% to goal)
- At this time last year: 724 tickets sold (43% to goal)
- May 19, 6:00-8:00pm: POSSIBLE social with Cantus at Summit Beer Hall in St. Paul. As last year, Cantus will sing a couple songs and staff will be present to sell Covers tickets. Receive one (1) free beer with your Covers ticket purchase there that night.
- “Songs of Travel” Chamber Concerts
- As of 4/21/17: 11 tickets sold – Buy your tickets now!!!
- Advertised online, in program books, on ASI and TMORA newsletters, and planning a postcard to send in June
- SPONSOR: Fredrikson & Byron Law Firm
- As of 4/21/17: 5800 tickets sold this season, totaling $154,911
- Special thanks to Karl Reichert for his help in creating a survey to those who did NOT subscribe this season. After one week, we’ve received 17 responses (22% response rate) and results are varied. Information so far:
- 47% did not subscribe because the “music and themes didn’t appeal to me”
- 71% still bought single tickets to at least one Cantus show this season
- 71% invest in season tickets because they value “experiencing outstanding performance throughout the year” and “supporting the mission and artistry of the organization by investing in the season.”
- 100% attend Cantus performances because they value “outstanding musical performances”
- Date and venues will be presented at the May Board Meeting
- Press release to be sent mid-to-late June; season flyer in Covers program book