The Advent Project ( is a nonreligious professional classical music ensemble specializing in a choral-orchestral repertoire. Most concerts are free, with a suggested donation of $20. Programs include “Conversation Concerts,” introducing the audience to the music that is about to be performed with live demonstrations by the chorus, soloists and orchestra.

Headquartered: Rockville

Serves: Metro region

What a donation buys:

  • $75 covers the cost of sheet music for the chorus.
  • $250 covers the cost of printed programs for one concert.
  • $500 covers the cost of creating supertitles at a “Conversation Concert.”

Volunteer opportunities:

  • One day: Help with special events needs at concerts.
  • Weekly: Provide support with data entry and administrative tasks.
  • Internships