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 Celebrating 25 years of music thanks to you!

December 2023

Dear friend,

Virtuoso performances. Unparalleled scholarship. Acclaim at home and abroad. For 25 years, Blue Heron has brought breathtakingly beautiful music to life on stage and in groundbreaking recordings.

Our pioneering work has promoted a deeper appreciation and understanding of the gorgeous and challenging music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. It has filled our venues and hearts with the incredible power of seldom-heard masterpieces. It has made Blue Heron a global standard-bearer for top-quality early music performances and recordings.

And it has all been possible thanks to individuals like you.

Despite the extraordinary challenges of the last few years, Blue Heron has been steadfast in creating unforgettable musical experiences thanks to the support of donors, patrons, volunteers and friends. Supported by you, in 2023 we:

… finished Ockeghem@600, Blue Heron’s monumental multi-season traversal of the complete works of Johannes Ockeghem, one of the foundational composers of the Western tradition. In addition to thirteen unique concert programs, the project has resulted in a new complete edition of Ockeghem’s music, scrupulously based on original sources and proven in live performance. Volume Two of Blue Heron’s recordings of Ockeghem’s songs will be released later this season;

… performed at Laus Polyphoniae, the world’s premier festival of vocal polyphony, in Antwerp, Belgium—an honor befitting Blue Heron’s international status as a leader in our field;

… and, most important of all, gathered together with concertgoers like you for enriching and fulfilling performances of incredible, emotional works at a time when we need the balm of this powerful music more than ever.

In 2024 and beyond, Blue Heron will continue leading the way in presenting historically informed performances of rare early music at an unmatched level. To continue this musical exploration with us, you are invited to make a year-end gift in support of our mission. Your support in any amount will have a meaningful impact at Blue Heron, especially as we navigate the challenging current financial climate.

Thank you for being an essential part of Blue Heron, and for ensuring early music resonates for generations to come.


Scott Metcalfe

Artistic Director

Bobby Pape

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.

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.