Dear friends and patrons,
At first, the dream of “let’s put on a concert” seemed simple. What did I know!?
About a year ago, an extraordinarily generous patron approached me, asking if I’d be willing to take on a project performing a work by one of his favorite composers: The Last Seven Words by Haydn. I suggested that we do it as a professional project as I couldn’t fit any regular rehearsal schedule into the school year. In fact, that remarkable patron underwrote the entire project. From that experience, I learned what is possible.
Not long after, I connected with a like-minded mad man, David Pyle, who was crazy enough to buy into the idea of creating a professional ensemble that would perform the greatest works we knew at the very highest level. We mapped out a strategy and it looked overwhelming. That was little more than 6 months ago and we took it step by step – creating a board, identifying our ‘wish list’ of musicians, and selecting venues. Along the way, Dr. Howard Skinner, Cynthia Vaughn, Lee Cord joined with us in forming a (hard-working!) board of directors.
Creating The Colorado Bach Ensemble has been overwhelming, exhausting, and exhilarating. We are building something special – something that never existed before. It’s like moving a mountain. But it can’t be done alone.
We are deeply grateful for the support we’ve received from all of you. That exceptional patron from last year, Dr. Don Park, has stepped up as our season sponsor. And, more sponsors and donors have added their resources to make this possible. Thank you to all!
It is my great privilege to send this eNewsletter with sky-high excitement and anticipation for our inaugural season performances with one of the greatest masterworks in the history of entire western music: the B minor Mass by Johann Sebastian Bach. Please continue to spread the word to your group of friends and colleagues, encouraging them to “check us out” via our website and Facebook page. Most important, come hear this magnificent work that was given to humankind. Our dream has become a reality!