Lucy Connolly is a choral singer and longtime fan of American Bach Soloists. She is also the leader of FABS, or Friends of American Bach Soloists, a new initiative to brings passionate fans of Baroque music together to volunteer their time and talents in support of ABS. Whether they read about FABS in the April program for Bach Oratorios, received an email about the program, or heard about it via word of mouth, the group’s membership is already growing steadily. I asked Lucy about FABS and her vision for this new way of getting involved with ABS.
Please tell us more about FABS. What is this group with the fabulous name?
Friends of American Bach Soloists was created for the purpose of involving our devoted concertgoers in the process of planning events, providing support at rehearsals and performances, and all-around just supporting the activities of this great ensemble.
Who can join the FABS team?
FABS welcomes all who share our enthusiasm for ABS and who would like to be involved in a way that is both helpful and fun.
What skills and interests are most important for a potential new member to join FABS?
The opportunities for volunteers are many and varied. Members of FABS will help the ABS staff in the office and at events and rehearsals. There is also a need for some members to help with artist hospitality, which includes housing, transportation, and providing refreshments at rehearsals.
If you are interested in joining FABS and discovering new ways in which you can help ABS, please visit the FABS site and fill out the questionnaire.