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.


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)

  • Caroline Armitage
  • Nina Bailey
  • Peter Ballinger
  • Arela Beary
  • Susan Bertolli & Loren Tayerle
  • Elinor B
  • John & Sandra Boeschen
  • Elizabeth Bonney
  • Rachel Bradley
  • Peter Brodigan
  • Devaki Chandra & John Kuriyan
  • Martin & Kathleen Cohn
  • Rebecca Coker & Steve Weiss
  • Tally Craig
  • Ann & Loring Dales
  • Annie-May de Bresson
  • Monique DeSalvo
  • Joseph & Ann Fitzgerald
  • Judith Flynn
  • Renee Froman
  • Eric & Paula Gillet
  • Wieneke Gorter
  • Elizabeth Greenberg
  • Michael Greene & Gail Nanoa
  • Joyce Hamilton
  • Frederick D. Hammer & Katherine Danforth
  • Marcia & Ricardo Hofer
  • Jim & Maddie Hogan
  • Janine Johnson
  • Constance Jolly
  • Aspy Khambatta
  • Catherine & Hayne Leland
  • Lolly Lewis
  • Judy Linsenberg
  • Charlotte Nolan
  • Linda Quan
  • Robert Riksheim
  • Ray & Bill Riess
  • Barbara Rydlander
  • Nicole Schachman
  • Stephen Schultz
  • Andrew Schwartz
  • Charles Sherman
  • J. Susanne Siebert
  • Martha Skeen
  • Linda Skory
  • Dennis & Sally Smith
  • Bhuma Subramaniam
  • Paul Swatek
  • Jim Sweeney
  • Margaret Traylor
  • James Grantham Turner
  • Arthur & Arliss Ungar
  • James and Irene Watt
  • Barbara West
  • Priscilla Winslow
  • Kelly Woodard

Friends and Sustaining Partners

With the Founders Circle complete, our Friends and Sustaining Partners will provide financial support above the basic Membership level. For those who are able to contribute $250 or more, please consider becoming a Friend of 's. For those who are able to contribute $1000 we welcome you as a Sustaining Partner. Your generous donation will help cantata collective continue to present Bach performances free of charge to our audiences. All Friends and Sustaining Partners have the option to reserve seats at any of our concerts.

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.

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