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 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.


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.

$10,000 and Above

David & Terry Gilberstadt
Katherien B. Andersen Fund of Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
Minnesota State Arts Board
Steven Savitt & Gloria Kumagai

$5,000 to 9,999

Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of The HRK Foundation

Boss Foundation

Cynthia Chapman

Joan Rabe & Jay Kurtz

Jonathan & Martha Morgan

Kustritz Family

in memory of Arnold

Steven Mayer & Susan Doherty

Thrivent Employee Matching Grant

$500 to 999 
Amy & Jack Fistler

Dianne Legg & Claire Selkurt

Dutton & Caroline Foster

Harry Walsh

IBM Matching Gifts

Janet Hickenbottom

John Isch

John Setterlund

Liu CPA Inc

Paola Sandroni

Patricia & Colin Aldis

Paula Carlson Goldstein

Philip Asgian
in honor of young musicians

Phyllis Kahn

Randall Egan
in memory of Robert W. Anderson

Shuang Liang

William B Hauser
in memory of my parents

Woodbury Andrews

$100 to 499
Alan & Jolene Hansen

Aleta Borrud & Jim Findlay

Alfred Moore

Alvin C. Kvaal

Amanda Knoke

Andrea Leap

in honor of Jonathan Morgan

Arturo Steely

Barbara DeGrote

Carlton Kittleson
in memory of Marilyn Kittleson

Carol J. d'Arbelles

Caroline Ganz & James Olsen

Charles Driscoll
in memory of Cynthia Brackett Driscoll

Christine Huelster

Christine Laughlin

Colleen M. Halpine

Cynthia Burns

Cynthia Stokes

David & Carolyn Levitt

David & Kathleen Christenson

David Morris

Diane and Paul Jacobson

Dick & Marit Nowlin

Dorothy Lageroos

Dynnell Hein

Elynn & Chet Welle

Francis Luikart

Fred Franklin & Kaaren Grimstad

Gary & Lorilee Petrangelo

George Ehrenberg

Gerard & Louise Olson

Grace Wiechman

Gretchen Bratvold

Harald Eriksen

Jeffrey L. Daehn

Jim Findlay & Aleta Borrud

John W. Windhorst

Judith & Steven Madole

Julia O'Brien

Julie Brown & Jones Adkins

Michael & Lise Barone

Michael & Martha Koch

Nancy Werner

Pamela Marentette

Paul & Joyce Riedesel

Paul Boehnke

Pauline Siepka

Peter & Carol Parshall

Richard and Barbara Resch

Richard Helling & Charles McCormick

Ronald Weiss

Ryan & Jennifer French

Scott Schilbe

Benjamin & Sarah Scott

Shelley Cross

Steve & Barb Demlow

William & Stephanie O'Brien

William H. Gamble

William Halverson

William Mathis

William Wallace

Up to $99 

in memory of Mendelssohn's revival of Bach's music


Anthony Harder

Brandy Johnson

Carol A. Peterson
in honor of James R. Buskirk

Christie Dauphin

Colleen Pollack

Daniel Vogel

Deb Tetzlaff

Denis Ryono

Duane Esterly
in memory of Crystal Rossow

Elizabeth Burr
in memory of John E. Landgraf

Elizabeth Woolner

Glynn Behmen

Gregory Sauve

Jeffrey Ulku

John Albers

Justin and Denise Cole

Kimberly Ziegler

Laura Potratz

Linda Forsberg

Michele Deslauriers

Minnesota Chinese Daycare

Pamela Tezak

Patricia & Bradley Larson

Patricia Seidl

Paul & Susan Stageberg

Paul C. Walker

Philip Friedlund & Lisa Isenberg

Rex & Arlene Holzemer

S.E. Hodulik

Sara & Karl Fiegenschuh

Sara Hall

Sharleen Spear

Signe & Maurice Dysken

Theresa Quinn-Accurso

Uli Koester & Elizabeth Kautz

Victoria Van Slyke

Winston H. Kaehler

$1,000 to 4,999

3M Donation and Matching Gifts

Andrew Leung & Holly Fistler

Ann Jennen & Bruce Jacobs



Carl & Verna Schmidt Foundation

Emerald Financial Group Thrivent

General Mill Corporate Matching Gifts

Jane & Dobson West

Marcia Leatham

Randall M. Egan Publisher of Music

Ruiqi Li & Chi Gao

Sarah & Richard Amos

Schmitt Music Company

Thomas & Laurie Rossin

Wiessner Insurance Agency

Yunyue Liu & Marco Real

The above list of donors includes those that have contributed between August 1, 2021 to Sep 25, 2022.
If we have mistakenly left your name off this list, please let us know so we can correct the error.