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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.


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

Amanda Knoke


Anonymous in honor of Mendelssohn's revival of Bach's music

Anthony & Allison Harder

Barbara Wismer

Brandy Johnson

Carol A. Peterson in honor of Dr. James R. Buskirk

Charles Asher

Charlotte Peterman

Daniel & Hannah Borup

Diane Steen-Hinderline

Duane Esterly

Dwight Jilek

Elaine S. Alper

Elizabeth Burr in memory of John E. Landgraf

Ellen & Rusty Turpin

Eric Bigalke

Gloria H. Horowitz

Helena Li

Herb Pilhofer

James Rentz

John & Solveig Pearson

John Matthias

Karl Fiegenschuh

Leda Barnes

Martha Mangan

Michael Kohout

Patricia & Bradley D. Larson

Paul Westermeyer

Paulette Lenz

Philip Friedlund & Lisa Isenberg

Pollack Family In honor of our piano teacher, Yunyue

S.E. Hodulik

Susan & Paul Stageberg


Network for Good

John W. Windhorst

Joseph Allen

Judith & Steven Madole

Julia O’Brien

Kathleen Welte & Lowell Anderson

Kathryn Keefer in honor of Linh Kauffman

Kit Bingham

Lester & Dianna Horntvedt in honor of Jay Kurtz

Linda Forsberg

Linda S. Hall

Lynn & Scott H. Okuno

Mark Lystig in memory of Becky Lystig

Mary Pickard

Mary St. Clair in honor of Joanna St. Clair

Mary Trimbo

Michael & Lise Barone

Michael & Martha Koch

Michael Dickson

Michael Hollerich

Michael L. Goldstein

Nancy Werner

O'Shaughnessy Family

Olivia Luo

Pam McCarthy-Kern in memory of David Kern

Pat & Colin Aldis

Paul & Joyce Riedesel

Paul Boehnke & Julie Elhard

Philip Asgian

Rachel Runnels & Clem Douglass

Richard Helling & Charles McCormick

Robert Riesberg & Christine Hartmann

Sara Thompson & Jim Schmitz

Sarah J. Nowlin

Stephanie Summers

Stephen Muehlberg

Steve & Barb Demlow

Sthitie E. Bom & Andrew J. Gesell

Susan Richardson in memory of my mother Janet Richardson, concert pianist

Virginia Miller

William & Stephanie O'Brien

Yunyue Liu & Marco Real

Yvonne Grover

Thrivent Choice

$100 to 499

Alan & Jolene Hansen

Allan W. Klein

Amy & Jack Fistler

Andrea Leap


Arturo Steely

Benjamin & Sarah Scott

Bill & Ann Hart Wernz

Brent & Kristin Robbins

Carol Jean d'Arbelles

Carolyn & Philip Brunelle

Carolynne & Bill Mathis

Catherine Wood

Charles & Pamela Nichols

Charles Driscoll in memory of Cynthia Brackett Driscoll

Chris Westermeyer

Christine Huelster

Christine M. Laughlin

Cléa Galhano

Craig Campbell

Cynthia A. Burns

Cynthia Stokes

Daniel Nelson

David & Kathleen Christenson

David I. Weinberg

David Morris

Deanna Carlson

Dick & Marit Nowlin

Dynnell Hein

Elizabeth Kautz

Ellen & Stanley King

Elynn & Chet Welle in honor of Jay Kurtz

Erik Haaland & Daniel Holmgren

Fred Krohn

Gary & Lorilee Petrangelo

Georgia Duncan

Gerard & Louise Olson

Gordon & Dorothea Anderson

Grace Wiechman

Greg Sauve

Guy Western

James & Merrie A. Stolpestad

Jay & Gretchen Bratvold

Jayne Gardner

Jeffery Saarela

Jeffrey L. Daehn

Jerome Quinn

Jim & Aleta Borrud

Jim Olsen

John Nuechterlein

John Phelan

$10,000 and Above

Gloria Kumagai & Steve Savitt

Terry & David Gilberstadt

Katherien B. Andersen Fund of Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

Thrivent Employee Matching Grant

$5,000 to 9,999

Jay Kurtz & Joan Rabe

Holly Fistler & Andrew Leung

Jonathan & Martha Morgan

Susan Doherty & Steven Mayer

Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of The HRK Foundation

Boss Foundation

Carl & Verna Schmidt Foundation

Medtronics Employee Matching Grant

Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Management Improvement Fund

$1,000 to 4,999

Ada Dong

Ann & Alfred Moore
Barbara & Richard Resch
Bruce Jacobs & Ann Jennen

Cynthia Chapman

Diane & Paul Jacobson

Dr. Ronald & Joan Weiss

Heide H. Buettner

John S. Setterlund

Kustritz Family

Michael & Julie McKenny

Ruiqi Li & Chi Gao

Sarah & Richard A. Amos

Shuang Liang

Thomas & Laurie Rossin

William B. Hauser

Ying Fan & Hongkang Wan

General Mill Corporate Matching Gifts

Randall M. Egan, Publisher of Music Ltd.

$500 to 999 

Dutton & Caroline Foster

Harald Eriksen

Harry M. Walsh

Jane & Dobson West

Paola Sandroni

Paula Goldstein

Renate Sharp & Don Notvik

Shelley Cross

Woodbury Andrews

3M Donation and Matching Gifts

The above list of donors includes those who have contributed between August 1, 2022 and September 1, 2023. If we have mistakenly left your name off this list, please let us know so we can correct the error.

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