Bach Festival Society Awarded Grant
The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation awarded the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park a $35,000 grant to support strategic planning and artistic programming in the 2016-17 season, pushing the Foundation’s cumulative giving to the Society over the $1 million mark.
The Foundation’s very first grant, awarded in 1976, supported the Bach Festival Society’s programming in the amount of $10,000. Over the years, the Foundation has made a total of 53 grants and contributions, which have underwritten choral and orchestral concerts, brought world-class chamber ensembles and soloists to Winter Park, and supported the purchase of equipment such as choir risers and orchestra platforms.
“Without the generosity of the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, the Bach Festival Society would not be the vibrant musical organization it is today,” said the artistic director and conductor, Dr. John V. Sinclair. “We are deeply grateful for this gift and the hugely significant landmark it represents. The role this Foundation has played in the encouragement of excellence in both artistic pursuits and sustainability cannot be overstated.”
David Odahowski, president and CEO of the Foundation, commented on the long and trusted relationship with the Bach Festival Society, “Great grant-making is like a great symphony; you can’t do it alone. You need to work with outstanding organizations like the Bach Festival Society, who know how to hit all the high notes with the singers, musicians, audience, and donors.”
The Bach Festival Society’s 82nd season began last month. For more information, and their schedule of upcoming performances, please visit
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