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To All Bach Society of Minnesota Contributors, with Gratitude

Thank you to all who have given so generously, allowing us to keep the music of J.S. Bach alive.

Bach Society Donors

Bach Society of Minnesota was founded in 1932 by musicians and educators from the University of Minnesota, a movement led by music Professor Donald Ferguson that brought together two music fraternities to prepare a Bach cantata under his direction. The organization was one of the first in North America to take the legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach as an exclusive starting point for performances and programming featuring the timeless music of the great composer and those he inspired. In 1959, nearly 30 years into its founding season, the society’s new leader Dr. David LaBerge developed programming that included works by composers other than Bach.

In 1980, Henry Charles Smith, resident conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, became artistic director and initiated an annual collaboration between Bach Society and the Minnesota Orchestra performing Handel’s Messiah. Subsequent artistic directors include Paul Oakley, 1987; Roderick Kettlewell, 1997; Myles Hernandez, 2000; Thomas Lancaster, 2004; Paul Boehnke, 2007; and Matthias Maute, 2016. Under Maute’s direction, the Bach Society continues to communicate the depths and passions of Bach’s compositions through period instruments and historic practices, and – much like the musical experimentation that typified the Baroque era – artistic collaborations and performances that occasionally infuse renowned compositions with references to other genres and eras.

Donors

To All Bach Society of Minnesota Contributors, with Gratitude

Thank you to all who have given so generously; allowing us to keep the music of J.S. Bach alive.

Up to $99

Andrea Patten
Anthony & Allison Harder
Barbara Wismer
Brandy Johnson
Carol A. Peterson in honor of James R. Buskirk
Charles Asher
Charles Calhoun
Charlotte Peterman
Cynthia Wright-Dellanave
Daniel Vogel
David & Jane Townsend
Diane Klepatz
Diane Steen-Hinderline 
Duane Esterly in memory of Crystal Rossow
Dwight Jilek
Elaine S. Alper
Elizabeth Burr in memory of John E. Landgraf
Ellen & Rusty Turpin
Emek & Elif Ediboglu
Eric Bigalke & Zhiyu Wang
Gigi Yau
Gloria H. Horowitz
Hans Bjornson
Harold & Grace Kurtz
Herb Pilhofer
James Rentz
Jodie Carlson
John & Solveig Pearson
John K Dalland in honor of Mendelsson-Bach's St. Matthew Passion
John Matthias
Karl Fiegenschuh
Karrol Butler
Kyler Nelson
LeAnn Anderson
Leda Barnes
Martha Mangan
Michael Kohout
Michele Deslauriers
Patricia & Bradley D. Larson
Paulette Lenz
Philip Friedlund
Pollack Family in honor of our piano teacher, Yunyue
Richard Bell
Rita & Gary Steffenhagen
Robert A. Peskin
Ruth & Frank Bures in memory of Don Hoiness
Sally Harris in memory of Paul H. Harris
Sandra & Terry Severson
Signe & Maurice Dysken

 

Linda S Hall

Liu Inc CPA

Lynn & Scott H. Okuno in honor of our friends Jay Kurtz & Joan Rabe
Marcia Leatham
Margret Oethinger in memory of my father Hermann Oethinger

Mark Lystig in memory of Becky Lystig

Mary Pickard 

Mary St. Clair in honor of Joanna St. Clair

Mary Trimbo

Michael & Connie Landreville

Michael & Lise Barone

Michael & Martha Koch

Michael Dickson

Michael L. Goldstein

Michael Rivard

Michael Root 

Michael Short

Mike & Susan Cizek

Mr. Peters

Naomi Haugen

Norman Senjem

O'Shaughnessy Family

Olivia Luo

Pam McCarthy-Kern in memory of David Kern

Pat & Colin Aldis

Paul & Joyce Riedesel

Paul & Sally Westermeyer

Paul Boehnke & Julie Elhard

Paul Ray

Pauline Siepka

Peggy Malikowski

Peter & Carol Parshall

Philip Rickey

Rachel Runnels

Richard Helling & Charles McCormick

Rick Pepin

Robert J Riesberg

Ron Solyntjes

Ruth Lincoln

S.E. & Lynn W. Hodulik

Sara Thompson

Sarah J Nowlin

Sheryl & Steven Schellhaass

Stephanie Summers

Stephen Muehlberg

Steve & Barb Demlow

Steven & Corilee Skildum

Sthitie E Bom & Andrew J Gesell

Susan Richardson in memory of Janet Richardson

Susan & Paul Stageberg

Tamra Nelson

Virginia Miller

William & Stephanie O'Brien

William Wallace

Yvonne Grover

Zhuoling Ren

$100 to 499

IBM Corp Matching Grant
Alan & Jolene Hansen
Allan W Klein
Amanda Knoke
Andrea Leap
Arturo Steely
Benjamin & Sarah Scott
Brent & Kristin Robbins
Bruce Polsky & Paula Linnen
Carol Jean d'Arbelles
Carolyn & Christopher Bingham
Carolyn & Philip Brunelle
Carolyn Ganz & James Olsen
Charles & Pamela Nichols
Charles Driscoll
Cheryl & Bruce Struve
Chris Westermeyer
Christie Dauphin
Christine Huelster
Cindy Bittner & Randy Schreiner
Claire Miller
Cléa Galhano
Craig Campbell
Cynthia A Burns
Cynthia Stokes
Daniel & Patricia Rukavina in memory of John Matthias
Dana Skoglund
Daniel Nelson
Daniel & Hannah Borup
David & Kathleen Christenson
David & Patricia Shaffer-Gottschalk
David I Weinberg
David Morris
Deanna Carlson
Dick & Marit Nowlin
Don & Natasha Hensrud
Dorothy Lageroos
Dynnell Hein
Elizabeth Kautz & Uli Koester
Ellen & Stanley King
Elynn & Chet Welle
Erik Haaland & Daniel Holmgren
Fred Krohn
Gary & Lorilee Petrangelo
Gayle Thorsen
Georgia Duncan
Gordon & Dorothea Anderson
Grace Wiechman
Greg Sauve
Guy Western
Handong Tu
Helena Li
James Noble
James & Merrie A Stolpestad
Jay & Gretchen Bratvold
Jay & Cynthia Mclaren
Jayne Gardner
Jeff Anderson
Jeffery Saarela
Jeffrey L. Daehn
Jennifer Huehns
Jerome Quinn
Jerry & Maribeth Heying
John Nuechterlein
John Phelan
John W. Windhorst
Joseph & Kristi Halloran
Joseph Allen
Judith & Steven Madole
Judith Davis in memory of Bill Davis
Julia O'Brien
Julie Brown & Jones Adkins in honor of Karen & Arnie Kustritz
Kaimay & Joseph Terry
Karen & David Minge
Kathleen Welte
Kathryn Keefer in honor of Linh Kauffman
Lester & Dianna Horntvedt in honor of Jay Kurtz
Linda Forsberg

$10,000 and Above

3M Community Fund Community-Led Investments in Partnership with the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
Carl & Verna Schmidt Foundation
City of Saint Paul Cultural STAR
Katherien B. Andersen Fund of Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
Thrivent Employee Matching Grant
Jonathan & Martha Morgan
Savitt-Kumagai Family Foundation
Terry & David Gilberstadt

$5,000 to 9,999

Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of The HRK Foundation
Boss Foundation
Cathedral Heritage Foundation
Medtronics Employee Matching Grant
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Management Improvement Fund
Holly Fistler & Andrew Leung
Jay Kurtz & Joan Rabe
Steven Mayer & Susan Doherty
William B Hauser
Yunyue Liu & Marco Real

$1,000 to 4,999

Athwin Foundation
General Mill Corporate Matching Gifts
Medtronics Employee Matching Grant
Randall M. Egan, Publisher of Music Ltd.
Ada Dong
Alfred & Ann Moore
Amy & Jack Fistler
Barbara & Richard Resch
Bruce Jacobs & Ann Jennen
Cynthia Chapman
Diane & Paul Jacobson
Dr. Ronald & Joan Weiss
Harry M. Walsh
Heide H. Buettner
John S Setterlund
Kustritz Family
Lucy Jones
Michael & Julie McKenny
Ruiqi Li & Chi Gao
Sarah & Richard A. Amos
Shelley Cross
Shuang Liang
Thomas & Laurie Rossin
Ying Fan & Hongkang Wan

$500 to 999 

3M Donation and Matching Gifts

Aleta Borrud & Jim Findlay

Bill & Ann Hart Wernz

Catherine Wood

Carolynne & Bill Mathis

Christine M. Laughlin

Dutton & Caroline Foster

Gerard & Louise Olson

Harald Eriksen

Harry M. Walsh

Jane & Dobson West

Michael Hollerich

Nancy Werner

Paola Sandroni
Paula Goldstein

Philip Asgian

Renate Sharp & Don Notvik

Robert L. Lee & Mary E. Schaffner in honor of Jonathan Morgan

Woodbury H. Andrews

The above list of donors includes those who have contributed between August 1, 2022 and April 27, 2024. If we have mistakenly left your name off this list, please let us know so we can correct the error.

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