Dear Friends of Blue Hill Bach,
What a year this has been! At Blue Hill Bach, we feel as if we’ve been on a roller-coaster, going from lingering uncertainty about what sorts of programs we’d be able to offer, to beginning our second decade of bringing fine Baroque music to Downeast Maine with a summer festival that was enjoyed by musicians and audience alike.
Using small ensembles, performing to limited audiences, we presented three live concerts—Intimate Bach at St. Francis Episcopal Church, a Baroque Pick-Nick at Atlantic Boat Company, and the festival finale, Songs of Praise and Jubilation, at the Blue Hill First Congregational Church. We also offered a master class for young string players, our ever-popular Bach’s Lunch lecture-demonstration with festival music director John Finney, and a fascinating lecture on women in Bach’s musical world. The week was kicked off with an outdoor concert for donors on a picture-perfect summer afternoon.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Maine Arts Commission, we were able to produce videos of the week’s events, which are available, free of charge, by clicking HERE.
Your support has made it possible for us to keep the music alive during the past year—from helping us to bring visiting artists to the Blue Hill peninsula, to providing housing and meals for ensemble members, to hiring a publicity assistant, hospitality coordinator, and stage manager. Thank you!
We’re so very grateful for the support of our audience, the business community, and organizations with which we collaborate to bring Baroque music to Downeast Maine. Please consider making a gift to help us continue bringing this wonderful music to the Blue Hill Peninsula and beyond.
Please fill out the form below to make a contribution using the Little Green Light platform. You may also make a gift by calling (207) 613-5454.
For more information or to volunteer for Blue Hill Bach, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. And we’re always interested in hearing your ideas and feedback! We look forward to hearing from you, and to seeing you soon.
Marcia Gronewold Sly
Blue Hill Bach is a nonprofit public charity operating under Section 501(c)(3) and in compliance with Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. IRS Identification Number 45-4334021.