Dear Friends of Blue Hill Bach,
The first snowfall of the season interrupted a mild, slowly evolving autumn here in Downeast Maine. As we head toward winter, we’re reviewing the past year with disbelief—how much things have changed in our world, and how amazing our collective adjustment to the “new normal” has been!
The musical world has been rocked by the pandemic, and may never be the same again. Still, musicians are a special breed of humankind driven to create beautiful sounds for the sheer joy of it, and for others to share in the joy. At Blue Hill Bach, we’ve been awed by our colleagues’ willingness to keep the music alive. That was the spirit behind our first virtual festival last summer. We hope you listened to and watched some of the programs. They’re still available on this site—click HERE to be redirected.
In the spirit of giving during this holiday season, we’ve created a special holiday treat to share with you: the Blue Hill Bach 2020 Advent Calendar. Each day between December 1 and 24, you’re invited to go to our Facebook page or to the Advent Calendar page to reveal a musical nugget, culminating in a Christmas Eve online concert of carols and chorales by the fabulous singers of the Zenith Ensemble. You’ll recognize several of the singers, who are Blue Hill Bach veterans. You’ll be able to get to know them better—and get acquainted with the new faces—in the daily posts, as they share memories about the music of the season. Join us to mark Hannukah and the winter solstice, too!
We couldn’t do all this without your support. Please consider making a gift now so that Blue Hill Bach can continue to bring exciting programs of Baroque music to Downeast Maine—and via the magic of the Internet, to music-lovers everywhere! If you’ve made a donation recently, thank you.
With all best wishes to you and your loved ones.
Marcia Gronewold Sly
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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.