Annual Support

The American Bach Soloists engage and inspire audiences through historically informed performances, recordings, and educational programs that emphasize the music of the Baroque, Classical, and Early Romantic eras.

Gifts to the Annual Fund keep the mission of ABS alive by supporting our year-round programming. From subscription concerts to our annual Festival & Academy and from our master classes to our lecture series, your support ensures that ABS is at the forefront of the performing arts in Northern California, across the country, and around the world. 

Make a one-time gift in any amount.

Want to make a recurring gift?
Give any amount on any time schedule you choose.

Become an ABS Donor and Enjoy these Special Benefits * 


Sebastian Society - $100,000 and above
• Season sponsor for one year 
• Plus all “Patron” benefits below  

Benefactor - $25,000-$99,999
• Exclusive Underwriter of an entire ABS Connoisseur Series concert set, or Exclusive Underwriter of “Messiah in Grace Cathedral” performances
• Plus all “Patron” benefits below

Royal Patron - $10,000-$24,999
• Sponsorship of a Connoisseur Series guest artist in an upcoming season or Sponsorship of a “Messiah in Grace Cathedral” performance; exclusive access to artists and conductor
• Plus all “Patron” benefits below

Bach Family - $5,000-$9,999
• Sponsorship of an ABS Connoisseur Series Program at your venue (Belvedere, Berkeley, San Francisco, or Davis), including recognition from stage, on venue signage, and in program books; or sponsorship of an American Bach Soloists Festival performance
• Plus all benefits below

Patron - $2,500-4,999
• Invitation for two (2) to a luncheon featuring a next season sneak preview with Jeffrey Thomas 
• Plus all benefits below

Capellmeister - $1,500-$2,499
• Invitation to a private pre-concert reception before “A Baroque New Year’s Eve” in Herbst Theatre 
• Plus all benefits below

Cantor - $1,000-$1,499 
• Invitation to private intermission receptions during the ABS Festival 
• ABS Branded Lapel pin that recognizes your valued support 
• All Individual Support benefits 


Chorister - $500-$999
* Invitation to an ABS rehearsal with opportunities to mingle with musicians & guest artists 
* Messiah Blu-ray 
* ABS Tote Bag 
* Plus all Individual Support benefits below

Stadtpfeifer - $250-$499
• 10% off of all ABS merchandise
• ABS Coffee Mug 
• Plus all Individual Support benefits below

Steward - $100-$249 
• Opportunity to purchase single tickets to concerts before they go on sale to the general public 
• Acknowledgement in ABS programs for one year

Friend - $25-$99 
• Acknowledgement in ABS programs for one year

* Gifts to American Bach Soloists are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Certain benefits have a fair market value that must be deducted from your gift to determine the tax-deductible portion of the contribution. You may elect to decline all the benefits in your giving category, and receive a tax-deduction of the full value of your gift.

As an ABS donor, you play a crucial role in bringing these wonderful programs to the widest possible audience. Your gift will further enable our educational and outreach programs including the American Bach Soloists Academy, public Master Classes, and free tickets for K-12 educators. 

American Bach Soloists strive to retain reasonable ticket prices even though sales cover only about 40% of the cost of presenting these outstanding concerts. ABS is proud to receive significant foundation and government support, but the bulk of our contributed income comes from generous donations from individuals like you. 

Many of our donors prefer to transfer stock to ABS in lieu of giving cash, and we welcome this with open arms. If you would like to support ABS in this way, please use the information below when making arrangements with your broker:

The Pidgeon Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC/DTC #0141
American Bach Soloists Account #1090-9856
Attn. Timothy P. Pidgeon, Managing Director – Investments
Phone: (800) 634-4965 • Fax: (415) 291-8657

We cherish the opportunity to acknowledge our donors in all instances, but stock transfers often go unidentified because brokerage firms do not share the donor’s identity with each other. In other words, ABS receives the stock gift without knowing from whom it came! If you have previously given stock that may have gone unacknowledged, or if you are planning to transfer stock to ABS, please call the ABS office at (415) 621-7900. 

Make a one-time gift in any amount.

Giving That Lasts

Do you want to ensure that future generations have the same opportunity to hear and experience the great music offered by American Bach Soloists? If so, Legacy Gifts can help to ensure that important future. Learn more by about our Legacy Gifts plans:

For more information, please contact
Executive Director Don Scott Carpenter
415-621-7900 ext. 203 or send email.


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