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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Choral Arts

One of the nation's premier symphonic choruses

three stars

85.69

5225 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Suite 603
Washington, DC 20015
tel: (202) 244-3669   Web Site
EIN: 52-0895826

Board Leadership
Nadine Wethington
Chair

CEO
Tad Czyzewski
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.69 three stars
  Financial 83.03 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded by Norman Scribner in 1965, the mission of Choral Arts is the pursuit of excellence in choral repertoire and performance, and the commitment to promote and share the art of choral music through education and public outreach. Committed to reach new and diverse audiences, especially the young, Choral Arts is dedicated to the live presentation of both new and classical choral masterworks in the Washington metro area while approaching new audiences nationally and internationally through tours, recordings, and electronic media. Education is a central component of Choral Arts contribution to the local and national community. The Education Programs at Choral Arts seek to nurture critical and creative thinking through music for learners at various stages of development.

Founded by Norman Scribner in 1965, the mission of Choral Arts is the pursuit of excellence in choral repertoire and performance, and the commitment to promote and share the art of choral music through education and public outreach. Committed to reach new and diverse audiences, especially the young, Choral Arts is dedicated to the live presentation of both new and classical choral masterworks in the Washington metro area while approaching new audiences nationally and internationally through tours, recordings, and electronic media. Education is a central component of Choral Arts contribution to the local and national community. The Education Programs at Choral Arts seek to nurture critical and creative thinking through music for learners at various stages of development.

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Financial

three stars

83.03

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
77.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.28
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.79
  Program Expenses Growth 0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Choral Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Choral Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Choral Arts (DC) 85.69 three stars
Pittsburgh Opera (PA) 90.79 four stars
Lyric Opera of Chicago (IL) 89.58 three stars
The Dallas Opera (TX) 92.71 four stars
Palm Beach Opera (FL) 85.91 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $390,306
   Federated Campaigns $4,022
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $340,100
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $164,028
Total Contributions $898,456
   Program Service Revenue $563,739
Total Primary Revenue $1,462,195
   Other Revenue $375,262
TOTAL REVENUE $1,837,457
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,289,410
   Administrative Expenses $186,938
   Fundraising Expenses $239,849
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,716,197
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $121,260
   
Net Assets $5,792,056

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 02/01/2019 85.69 three stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 88.10 three stars
2015-08 02/01/2017 89.47 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 86.20 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 80.43 three stars
2013-08 04/01/2015 76.80 two stars
2012-08 05/01/2014 87.46 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-0895826
Name in IRS Master File CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON
NTEE Code A6B
NTEE Classification Singing, Choral
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 1969
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$37,936 2.21% Tad Czyzewski Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$173,601 10.11% Scott Tucker Artistic Director
$110,440 6.43% Debra Kraft Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Choral Arts (DC) 85.69 three stars
Opera San José (CA) 92.72 four stars
LA Opera (CA) 87.42 three stars
Opera Omaha (NE) 96.90 four stars
Sarasota Opera (FL) 86.80 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Choral Arts
5225 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Suite 603
Washington, DC 20015
tel: (202) 244-3669
fax: (202) 244-4244
EIN: 52-0895826

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Board Leadership

Nadine Wethington
Chair

CEO

Tad Czyzewski
Executive Director

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