Become a Friend of the Fest

Dear Bach Fest Supporter,

So much was lost in the chaos of the fire.   A stark fireplace stands where children hung their stockings on the mantel.  A black scar sweeps itself across the landscape daring us to find the beauty that was once there. Weary eyes tell of financial difficulties, lost hours at work, uncertainty for the future.  Amidst all this loss, we can’t lose the music. This is why we are writing you. 

As you know, the Lake Chelan Bach Fest is not funded by any large outside organization, but is a community-driven festival that has been in existence for 35 years. As always, we are asking for your financial support. We have to ask ourselves if the business contributions will be less this year due to the losses that were incurred during the fires.  We will not know the answer to that question until spring when we begin canvassing local businesses.  That is why fundraising at the end of the year is so important to us.  Last year we finished in the black, but not by much. We keep our expenses down as much as we can but there are musicians to be hired, music to purchase, pianos to be tuned, the printing of programs, advertising, and so many other things that go with a festival of this size.  

If you would like to donate, we encourage you to use the envelope provided, or the donate section of our website  The website provides a secure place to give with your credit card. However you choose to donate, your gift is tax deductible. The website is also a great place for a sneak peek at the coming season’s program. Just a teaser: William Tell, as well as Dan Baldwin, will be there.

Celtics coach Red Auerbach said,  “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”  We look forward to offering the solace and comfort to our community that our music will bring.  There are some things that are intangible that a fire can not touch.  We are grateful that music is one of those things.


The Bach Fest Board


Meet our Donors and Sponsors


Chelan Man Multisport Foundation

Chelan Rotary

Woods Family Music and Arts Fund


Conductor's Circle ($1000 and over)

Beverly Allen-Hill                                 

Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce

Lana Fisher, CPA                                        

Jerry & Sherry Fisk*

Icicle Broadcasting, Inc.*                  

Robert Ingalls                                                      

Nefarious Cellars                                        


Karen Rich                                                 

Donald & Nancy Stager

The Lookout

Dr. Mike & Kerry Travers



Sustaining ($100-$499)

Nicky Allison (The Cutting Garden)              

Fred & Krystina Barkley

Kathleen Campbell                                         

Charles & Kathleen Cary

Robert & Kathryn Castrodale               

Cevado Technologies

Cora Hartley Endowment                   

Darrell & Carol Cotten                                           

Pat and Cheryl Dale 

Georgia Duff

Dawn Findley-Groves 

Susan Fisher

John & Nancy Garing 

Dr. Charles R. Gavin

Gaylen Willett Insurance 

Goldsmith Lucerne

Hammond Ashley Violins 

David & Terri Hellyer

Inner Mountain Healing Arts 

Beth Jensen

Glen & Miriam Kelly 

C. H. Kent 

Carl & Sally Komor 

Mather LePage

Donald & Jane Lloyd 

Local Myth Pizza

Lulu Boutique                                                            

Mary Ellen Miller Estate

Linda Martinson                                                       

Jim McGrath 

Andrea G. Menin & Ken Dull                                        

Steve & Jill Milner                                                       

Dave & Leslie Moore                                                       

Bob & Patty Myers                                         

Orondo Cider Works

Stephen & Carrol Palmbush

David & Betty Pettit 

Riverwalk Books 

Ruth Rogers 

Ruby Theater 

Saint Andrews’ Episcopal Church Women 

Mary Sherer 

Richard & Roberta Simonds 

Louise Simons & John Ryan 

Bob & Trudy Soost 

Spectrum Eye Care 

Duane & Barbara Starcher 

Howard & Jean Stephan 

Dr. Gordon Tagge 

Bob & Patty Thompson

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Tilly 

B.G. Joseph & Edith Ulatoski 

Valley Spinal Care


Artist's Circle ($500-$999)

Anderson Landscaping                                

Apple Inn Motel                                                  

Daniel Baldwin                                         

Bear Foods                                                                 

Robert & Beth Bettis                                

Cashmere Valley Bank                                               

Chelan Printing & Custom Signs*          

David & Jan Ellis                                     

Willy & Lynn Ertsgaard

Concie Luna

Richard & Susan McKinnon 

Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival

North Cascade Bank 

Red Apple Markets of Chelan & Manson

Fred L. & Janet M. Sharp 

Cal & Shirley Vaughn

Dr. John Wall


Friends ($25-$99)

MG & LE Bresler                                                        

Mary Closson

Karen Collins                                                           

Terry & Rosemary Cox

Don & Claire Deighton                                                

Stephen Easley

Tim Flood                                                             

Bruce F. Hurst, DC

Dane Johnson                                                             

Sara Johnson

Donald & Betty Mollet 

Virginia Murphy

Erik & Krystina Nelson 

Don & Michelle Power

Ed & Iola Rauvola

Larry Scharps

Harold & Joyce Snyder 

Mark Tesch

Michelle Vaughn 

Tom & Mary Ann Warren




Cora Hartley Endowment Fund

As part of our growing festival, the Cora Hartley Endowment Fund has been established.  It is appropriate that the Endowment Fund be named in honor of the visionary, energetic and enthusiastic woman who founded this dynamic musical event.  Most festivals, like Bach Fest, are associated with some college, university or other entity that provides ongoing support.  The Lake Chelan Bach Fest has no such affiliation available, so to provide stability from year-to-year, an endowment fund will serve Bach Fest well.  Donations to the Cora Hartley Endowment Fund are fully tax deductible.  The Board has directed that the principal be preserved with the interest available to nurture the continued growth of the festival and each season bring great live performances to our friends in North Central Washington.  Please consider supporting the Lake Chelan Bach Fest through a contribution to the Cora Hartley Endowment Fund.