Colorado Bach Ensemble is now an SCFD organization!
Colorado Bach Ensemble was founded in 2012 with a mission of performing the music of J.S Bach, mainly focusing on his vocal works. I felt a need was there to provide Coloradans the opportunity to hear some of the most exquisite works through live performances.
At the early part of its development, all of the board members were from the Front Range area along with the majority of our patrons/donors being from the Fort Collins area, a wonderful campus community of approximately 150,000 in population. We received strong support from the university and the community.
Many organizations go through different seasons in their development, and CBE was no exception. We have evolved through some transitions based on need and strategic goals, and the most impactful transition we made was to move our base to Denver-metro community. Out of various reasons, one big incentive was to be a part of the SCFD (Scientific and Cultural Facilities District) community.
For nearly 25 years, one penny on every $10 purchase you make in the seven‐county metro area supports a flourishing cultural landscape of over 300 science, historical, arts and cultural organizations thanks to the voter‐approved the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
Obviously, changes are not easy, but there have been key people serving at the key moments to help make the necessary transitions smooth and less painful. Without their support and commitment, we would not be where we are today. We did what we had to do in order to grow, and now after four wonderful and hard-working seasons, we are now a part of the SCFD community. A vision has become a reality, and needless to say, this is a milestone in the development of CBE.
I am grateful for everyone’s support who helped us to come this far and thrilled to announce this wonderful news to the entire CBE community. As a SCFD organization, we are able to continue offering J.S. Bach’s masterworks on the supreme level that we are capable of, and will also seek additional opportunities to collaborate with other non-profit groups in the community. We have plans in the immediate future, which I hope to announce when the time is right.
2016 is a crucial year for the SCFD and for organizations such as ours that benefit from it. In this election year, the SCFD is up for voter reauthorization. We encourage you to vote YES to reauthorize the Science and Cultural Facilities District so that Denver can continue to provide amazing science, historical, arts and cultural opportunities for residents for years to come.