Founders Circle

Each $1000 Founders Circle contribution received during 's inaugural season was an affirmation of the belief that Bach belongs to everyone. The vision of our 29 Founders emboldened us to set our artistic standards high from the very first performance, while encouraging us to stay true to our ensemble mission. On this page we pay tribute to our Founders in perpetuity, with grateful thanks for their generosity and trust.

Concert Sponsors

We offer Concert Sponsorships to patrons who are interested in contributing at an extraordinary level. Your donation of $5,000 provides needed support for the many facets of concert production: facility rental, keyboard rental and tuning, fees for singers and players, recording, sheet music, advertising and much more. For more information on becoming a Concert Sponsor, please contact Kati Kyme at 510.517.0692.

Cantata Collective wishes to thank our 2018-19 Concert Sponsors for their generous support.

  • John Phillips and Susanne Hering (September 2018)
  • Sondra Schlesinger and Marc Schachman (November 2018)
  • Brian Kincaid and Elizabeth Theil (February 2019)
  • Katrine and Harry Gray (March 2019)
  • Virginia Shuler and Marie Collins (April 2019)

2019-20 Concert Sponsors

  • James Grantham Turner and Martha Pollak (September 29, 2019) in memory of Lorraine Hunt Leiberson
  • Virginia Shuler (November 2, 2019)
  • Lisa & Robert Weiss (November 2, 2019)
  • Sondra Schlesinger and Marc Schachman (November 3, 2019)
  • Katrine and Harry Gray (March 22, 2020)
  • John Phillips and Susanne Hering (May 23, 2020)
  • Marie Collins and Didier Legall (May 24, 2020)
  • Brian Kincaid & Elizabeth Theil (May 24, 2020)

Sustaining Partners

With the Founders Circle complete, our Sustaining Partners will provide financial support above the basic Membership level. For those who are able to contribute $1000 we welcome you as a Sustaining Partner of . Your generous donation will help continue to present Bach performances free of charge to our audiences. All Sustaining Partners have the option to reserve seats at any of our concerts.

  • Anonymous (3)
  • Dorian & George Bikle 
  • Marie Collins
  • Linda Nakell & Robert Dawson
  • Barrie Cowan & Charlotte Gaylord
  • Edith & Melvin Gladstone
  • Katrine & Harry Gray
  • John Phillips & Susanne Hering
  • Didier Legall
  • Brian Kincaid & Elizabeth Theil
  • Birthe Kirsch
  • Kati Kyme
  • David Low & Dominique Lahaussois
  • William Lokke
  • Anthony & Titia Martin
  • Karol Reynolds
  • James Grantham Turner
  • Christine Macomber
  • Katherine Mitchell
  • Manya & Brian Nelson
  • David Rapaport 
  • Ray & Bill Riess
  • Reuben Sandler
  • Marc Schachman & Linda Quan
  • Sondra Schlesinger
  • Virginia Shuler
  • William Skeen
  • David Stein & William Stewart
  • Bhuma Subramaniam
  • Lisa & Robert Weiss
  • Kristin Zoernig

Members

Annual Membership is the engine of 's unique approach to concert presentation. Our Members have forged an exciting new musical community with a shared sense of purpose between artists and listeners. Going forward from our first season, renewals and new Memberships will be a vital key to 's continued success.

Cantata Collective Members ($100 and above)

  • Beverly Allphin & Corinne Pepperell
  • Caroline Armitage
  • Nina Bailey
  • Peter Ballinger
  • Arela Beary
  • Susan Bertolli & Loren Tayerle
  • Elvyn R. Blair
  • Kristi Boering
  • Norman Bookstein and Gillian Kuehner
  • William Boyd
  • Karen Brandreth
  • Charlene Brendler
  • Neil Brennan
  • Rona Brodsley
  • Elinor Blake
  • John & Sandra Boeschen
  • Elizabeth Bonney
  • Paul Boyce
  • Rachel Bradley
  • Gabrielle Briggs
  • Peter Brodigan
  • Arabelle & Toby Carlson
  • Devaki Chandra & John Kuriyan
  • Karen Choi
  • Martin & Kathleen Cohn
  • Rebecca Coker & Steve Weiss
  • Robert Cook & Blanca Haendler
  • Jerrold Cooper
  • Shelley Coppock & Jeffrey Pector
  • Tally Craig
  • Ian Crane
  • Ann & Loring Dales
  • Annie-May de Bresson
  • Monique DeSalvo
  • Margarete Dreismann
  • Dena Elfert
  • John & Barbara Erickson
  • David & Beverly Farrell
  • Joseph & Ann Fitzgerald
  • Judith Flynn
  • Renee Froman
  • Rodney Gehrke
  • Eric & Paula Gillet
  • Wieneke Gorter
  • Elizabeth Greenberg
  • Michael Greene & Gail Nanao
  • Joyce Hamilton
  • Frederick D. Hammer & Katherine Danforth
  • Katherine Heater
  • Natalie & Arnold Henderson
  • Marcia & Ricardo Hofer
  • Jim & Maddie Hogan
  • Glenna Houle
  • Nori Hudson
  • Victoria Hurd
  • Janine Johnson
  • Constance Jolly
  • Nicholas & Sue Jones
  • Helena Katz
  • Vea Van Kessel
  • Aspy Khambatta
  • Clementina Moya Kun
  • James and Irene Larrabee
  • Karen Lassen
  • Laura Leibowitz
  • Catherine & Hayne Leland
  • Iyana Leveque
  • Lolly Lewis
  • Judy Linsenberg
  • Beverly & Richard Martin
  • Steven Mendoza
  • Steven & Thea Merrill
  • Sheli Nan
  • Charlotte Nolan
  • Linda Quan
  • Thomas Pauly
  • Katherine Roberts Perl
  • Lucy Phoenix
  • Susan Pines
  • Camille Reed
  • Lyn Reese
  • Charles & Carolyn Reese
  • Ray & Bill Riess
  • Robert Riksheim
  • Rebecca Rishell
  • Barbara Ruvolo
  • Barbara Rydlander
  • Eric & Mayann Sabelman
  • Barbara Sargent
  • Mardi Sicular-Mertens & Jeff Mertens
  • Ceil Scandone
  • Nicole Schachman
  • Mary Schinnerer
  • Stephen Schultz
  • Andrew Schwartz
  • Charles Sherman
  • J. Susanne Siebert
  • Martha Skeen
  • Linda Skory
  • Dennis & Sally Smith
  • Wassen Steele
  • Monroe Strickberger & Ursula Rolfe
  • Elizabeth Swarthout & William Weitzman
  • Paul Swatek
  • James Sweeney
  • Kathleen Thompson
  • Martha Tobey
  • Margaret Traylor
  • Arthur & Arliss Ungar
  • James & Irene Watt
  • Barbara West
  • David Wilson
  • Priscilla Winslow
  • Kathryn Winter
  • Kelly Woodard
  • Kiyoko Woodhouse

Foundation Support

  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Richard and Mary L. Gray Foundation
  • Jewish Community Endowment Fund
  • Richard M. & Susan L. Kaplan Philanthropic Fund
  • The KAVAH Fund

In Kind Gifts

  • Donna Williams, accounting and tax services
  • Hiram Simon, WineWise