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Double your gift!
Every gift we receive beginning May 23, 2022 through June 30, 2022 will be matched up to $5,000 through a generous challenge grant.
If you’ve yet to support our Spring Appeal, please consider doubling your gift through this opportunity.
Thank you!

We are feeling celebratory! Our first full season of live performances since the start of the pandemic is now complete and we are grateful to our Blue Heron family for your part in making it possible. Thank you!

Ensuring the health and safety of you, our audience, as well as our musicians and staff was a priority this season. Your support helped Blue Heron navigate:

  • Extra Rehearsals
    • Last-minute personnel changes due to infection or quarantine for our fully vaccinated musicians were needed on multiple occasions. In one such instance, a musician had to rush home to care for an ill family member and was replaced only one day before a concert.
  • Additional expenses to produce high-quality video concerts
    • Fewer home-based hosts were able to open their homes to non-family members.
  • Technical expenses to produce high-quality video concerts
    • While virtual concerts could not replace the experience of a live performance, we were able to broadcast digital versions that met the same exacting standards to which we hold our live performances.

We now look forward to launching our 2022-2023 season. Please consider a gift to our Spring Appeal as we plan next season’s programming which we’re hoping will include:

  • The final two concerts of our ambitious Ockeghem@600 Project
  • A live performance of the Josquin program commissioned by Antwerp’s Laus Polyphoniae Festival 2021
  • A program of late 15th-century music  with special guest Anna Danilevskaia, director of Switzerland’s Sollazzo Ensemble
  • A new CD: Guillaume de Machaut’s Remede de Fortune

We hope you can make a generous gift to help us meet our $30,000 goal. Your support inspires and sustains us as we do all we can to keep you connected and engaged in our music-making. Thank you!

Scott Metcalfe

Artistic Director

Kathleen Brittan

Executive Director


MUSICIAN fees are approximately $153,000 each season
-This equals thirty friends contributing $5,000 each

MUSICIAN TRAVEL fees average $42,000 a season
-This equals twenty-one friends contributing $2,000 each

PRE-CONCERT LECTURERS cost $16,000 per season
-This equals sixteen friends contributing $1,000 each

REHEARSAL AND CONCERT VENUES are about $11,000 a season
-This equals twenty-two friends contributing $500 each

Click below to support Blue Heron with a donation by credit or debit card:


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.