Sponsorship of the MCO

Private and corporate sponsorship supports the MCO and contributes towards a thriving future for music and cultural outreach on the prairies.

The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra is committed to supporting our community. Through our concert season, special events and extensive education and community engagement programming, the MCO shares the gift of music and the many joys it brings as widely as we can. 

Corporate Sponsorship

Public acknowledgement (onstage, in print and online), concert tickets, invitation to special events and private receptions, and advertising are some of the benefits to sponsoring the MCO. 

Sponsorship of the MCO’s concerts and special events comes with significant marketing opportunities to an attractive demographic. While sponsorship of our education and community engagement programming advances corporate / philanthropic goals.  

Private Sponsorship

Individuals can show their support of the MCO by sponsoring concerts, guest artists, special events, outreach programming, and more. Private sponsorship of an event or initiative is also a meaningful opportunity to celebrate the life of someone special (in memoriam) or acknowledge important milestones (in honour). 

For more information, please contact Heidi Ouellette, MCO Director of Development at houellette@themco.ca or (204) 783-7377.

The MCO is inviting sponsors in the following areas:

  • Season Sponsorship and Concert Sponsorships
  • Conductor, Concert Master, and Guest Soloist Sponsorships
  • Education and Community Engagement Sponsorship and Project Support
    Our extensive community programming includes free satellite community concerts at schools, libraries, hospitals, and across Manitoba’s north; student concert matinees; music classes and workshops; and much more
  • Music for All Sponsorship: funding complimentary tickets for newcomers, students, those living with mental health challenges, individuals facing geographic and socio-economic barriers
  • Special Events, such as our Cinq à Sept Pre-concert Mixers, and intimate Soirées  
  • Touring and Recording to bring exciting chamber orchestra music to wider audiences

Interested in more information about supporting the MCO and our community stakeholders through sponsorship? Please contact Heidi Ouellette, MCO Director of Development at houellette@themco.ca or (204) 783-7377.

About the MCO

Since its founding in 1972, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra has established a reputation for being innovative, versatile, and inspiring. The MCO tours often and is frequently heard in national and international broadcasts. It collaborates regularly with the world’s leading soloists, and offers engaging, province-wide outreach programming (reaching 17,000 children, families, newcomers and other communities every year). 

The MCO’s annual budget is just over $1.1 million. The organization has continued to build resilience and sustainability with a growing endowment fund, currently valued at $2.243 million. Over the years, the artistic integrity, management, and governance of the MCO have been acknowledged and praised by its peers. The organization has been deficit-free for the past 26 consecutive years.