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.