Annual Appeal

There is so much to celebrate as we enter this season of thanksgiving. Foremost is our enduring gratitude to you for your support through the global health crisis. Your gifts not only allowed us to launch a virtual season, but also provided us with the resources necessary to resume live concerts and keep apace with our strategic goals. Those include:

  • Engaging our growing worldwide community through online concert access;
  • releasing new CDs; and
  • training and mentoring the next generation of professional musicians in the art and craft of vocal chamber music.

After this season’s first concert, we were truly grateful to hear comments like “I didn’t think I could love you more, but you made it happen!” and “It was like a little bit of heaven.” Affirmations like this are reflected through shared appreciation, as recently noted by one of our musicians: “We have an amazing audience: loyal, curious, thoughtful. They are why we do this.”

This year we’ve adopted protocols to ensure the health and safety of concertgoers, musicians, and staff, including offering two performances of each program (as usual, there will be three December concerts). While this means our normal season expenses are increased, we are committed to ensuring a safe concert experience for all. We would not be able to do this without your support. As you consider your year-end charitable giving, please support the Blue Heron Annual Fund as generously as you are able.

You have our deepest thanks.

Scott Metcalfe

Scott Metcalfe

Artistic Director

Kathleen C. Brittan

Kathleen C. Brittan

Executive Director

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We welcome donations by check, made payable to “Blue Heron”, and mailed to:
Blue Heron
950 Watertown Street, Suite 8
West Newton, MA 02465

Contributions will be acknowledged in our concert program books at the following levels of support:

Archangel $10,000 and above
Angel $5,000 – $9,999
Benefactor $2,500 – $4,999
Guarantor $1,250 – $2,499
Patron $600 – $1,249
Sponsor $300 – $599
Supporter $125 – $299
Friend $50 – $124

Stocks and IRA distributions
Blue Heron does accept gifts of stock. Contact us for information on how to make a stock transfer. Did you know that distributions from IRAs made directly to Blue Heron may also receive favorable tax treatment? Ask your financial advisor.

Matching gifts
Did you know the value of your gift can be doubled? Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. If your employer sponsors a matching program, please leverage your support: request a matching gift form from your employer, and send the completed and signed form in to Blue Heron with your donation. We will do the rest.

Underwriting a concert
Would you like to dedicate a concert to the memory of a special person in your life? Or, in honor of someone? You can do so by underwriting a major portion of the costs of a single concert on our Cambridge series. Learn more about this opportunity.

Questions?
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Blue Heron Renaissance Choir, Inc. is a a tax-exempt non-profit organization under IRS code section 501(c)(3). Tax ID: 04-3522239.