After 34 years of offering South Florida the very best in early music events, The Miami Bach Society is needing friends, family, and community to help them reach their goal in order to keep this organization alive.
Today, they begun a pledge campaign for year-end 2017, which will keep their doors open and moving forward in 2018. A total of $100,000 in pledges is needed to achieve their goal.
If I may respectfully ask you to consider a year-end gift or a pledge to help this wonderful and committed non-profit. Miami Bach Society, home of the Tropical Baroque Music Festival and "Bach to School" Educational Outreach Program is a huge asset for our cultural community, our visitors, our residents, and most importantly our students.
"Bach to School" Educational Outreach Program, which was initiated in 2015 with the support of The Knight Foundation, reached 10,000 students in Miami-Dade County in just two years. Preschoolers through high school seniors, with a vast range of educational levels from ESE thought AP, have participated and learned from this free program. "Bach to School" now has a waiting list of schools wishing to participate. Isn't that incredible!
Unfortunately, without the support of individuals and corporations, they will not be able to continue their mission of unveiling the mystery of the arts, enriching the lives of our students with the history and beauty of early music, while preparing students to participate and enjoy cultural events now and as future adults.
Tropical Baroque Music Festival, which is scheduled in 2018, to celebrate its 19th year of bringing world renowned artists to Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Springs, Doral, Miami Beach, and surrounding cities offers the highest caliber of events only enjoyed previously in Europe. This is a very well known Festival among travelers seeking cultural vacations and it helps bring tourism to our beautiful County.
The Festival also offers the students, free of charge, an opportunity to see the same artists who presented in their schools, in a live performance, thus offering them a full educational and cultural experience.
This organization needs our support and I hope you will be able to assist in two ways. First with your gift/pledge, and also by distributing this email to your friends and family, helping the Society reach a greater number of individuals and corporations.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart and hope to be able to bring you good news at the end of December 2017.
Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries created music meant to inspire awe. In a harsh and brutal time, the music would provide a calming escape from the day-to-day. In today's noisy, chaotic and stressful world, we need the feeling Baroque music evokes as much as they did then.
Founded 1984 by Professor Donald Oglesby, professor of Choral Studies at the School of Music at the University of Miami. It was the 300th anniversary of the great composer’s birth. Ever since, the society has remained true to its founding purpose, to perform and present the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his Baroque composer colleagues in the highest quality of performance and at the best venues for listening.
MBS holds four to six season performances using local artists, presenting some of the most celebrated performers of western classical music written before 1800, in the world today.
In addition to the Season concerts, MBS has the Tropical Baroque Music Festival. A week long festival of Baroque and seventeenth century music attended year-after-year by music lovers the world over.
We invite you to join us in the company of friends and fellow connoisseurs of the joyous art that enriches the spirit, calms the soul and brings peace to one’s sometimes burdened heart.
Miami Bach Society
Suggested Levels of Donation for Individuals wishing to appear in our event program books.
$250 - $499
Name in Program Books listed as Friend
Name in Programs listed as Donor
Invitation to Opening Season Reception & Concert
Name in Program Books listed under Director's Circle
(2) Invitations to Opening Season Reception & Concert
Automatic Upgrade to Preferred Seating at all concerts (Season/Festival)
Miami Bach Society is a 501(3)c non-profit
serving South Florida's residents, students, and visitors
for the past 33 years. Miami Bach Society is also the home of Tropical Baroque Music Festival, celebrating its 19th Festival in 2018, and "Bach to School" Educational Outreach Program enhancing the educational experience of 5,000 students throughout Miami-Dade County.
Miami Bach Society is grateful for the financial support received from foundations and government grants which are essential in creating cultural opportunities for our community as well as promoting tourism to our area, and thankful to individual and corporate supporters for their generous gifts which allows us to maintain the highest level of cultural events and ensures the continuance of special programs such as "Bach to School" and Tropical Baroque Music Festival.
Every donation counts and is greatly appreciated.
MBS is a 501(c)3. Your support and donations are greatly appreciated. Miami Bach Society is a proud participant of Miami-Dade County's "Culture Shock" and "Golden Ticket" programs. Offering the best in cultural experiences to all of South Florida.