Stangeland family Youth Choral Academy Turns 20!


Oregon Bach Festival
Gala 2017:
Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy Turns 20!

Join OBF and Honorary Chairs, Craig and Claudia Broadley of Broadley Vineyards, 
for our signature fundraising event to benefit OBF and youth education! 

Gala 2017 will feature a hosted reception, dinner, entertainment, and spectacular live auction packages!

Ford Alumni Center
University of Oregon
JULY 2, 2017

Purchase your Gala Tickets, Table, or Sponsorship HERE!

This year’s gala celebrates the 20th anniversary of Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy (SFYCA), a cornerstone of OBF’s educational programming. Since its founding in 1997, this life-changing experience has planted the seeds of a lifelong love of music in the hearts and minds of thousands of young people. Over the years, we have watched those seeds grow and blossom into new and dedicated generations of musicians, audiences, and arts advocates.

While current SFYCA students arrive to Eugene to begin their course of study, we hope you can join some of the Festival’s most loyal supporters as we honor SFYCA and raise funds to sustain this and other vital OBF programs into the future. Live entertainment from University of Oregon’s Mind the Gap, multiple members of which are SFYCA alums, will complement an inspiring program of food, fun, fellowship, and fundraising! 


Learn about Gala Corporate Sponsorship


Menu Options

Blue corn meal crusted cod on grilled polenta with summer succotash, lime butter sauce, and cilantro oil.
Lamb three ways: kofta lamb sausage, stuffed lamb loin, and lamb rack sous vide with rosemary and garlic on cauliflower couscous with caponata stuffed Indian eggplant and herb oil.
Vegan Indian eggplant stuffed with caponata, pine nuts, and white beans, accompanied by herbed cauliflower couscous.


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Check back often as we add more of our exciting packages
Proxy bidding is available if you are unable to attend the 2017 Gala. Please email Sarah at suponski@uoregon.edu for more details.


A Midsummer Garden Party
Enjoy a memorable summer evening at a private garden party for up to 16 people with special guest Richard Danielpour, OBF’s 2018 composer-in-residence, hosted by Julie Gemmell and Charlie Stanton. Share this wonderful and unique treat with friends, family, or business associates. The atmosphere will be casual; the food & wine from Stanton Vineyards will be exceptional!

From his 2005 opera, Margaret Garner, with Toni Morrison, to his many commissions for celebrated artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Emerson String Quartet, and Jessye Norman (to name just a few), Danielpour has established himself as one of the most gifted and sought-after composers of his generation. OBF will present the world premiere of his new 80 minute oratorio, The Passion of Yeshua, at the 2018 Festival. Celebrate the premiere and personally connect with Richard at this lovely alfresco party!

This party may be scheduled with Julie and Charlie for an evening during the 2018 Oregon Bach Festival season to enjoy the stunning, outdoor setting. Special thanks to Julie Gemmell and Charlie Stanton.


Escape to Paradise - Maui Adventure
Escape to paradise and experience breathtaking views from this five-star oceanfront condo.  Enjoy a week stay (arriving June 16 and departing June 23) at Robin and Robert Burk’s lovely Maui condo on the western coast of the island. The spacious corner-unit, beach-facing three bedroom, three bath condo sleeps eight and is fully equipped with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay.  All you need is a swim suit and sandals!  Nestled between the historic whaling village of Lahaina and renowned snorkeling destination Kapulua, the condo boasts fantastic beach access, pool, BBQ grills, nightly sunset viewing parties by tiki torch, and a nearby farmers market with fresh, local produce. Package includes Kaulana Sunset Cocktail Cruise for two departing from Lahaina Harbor courtesy of Premier Travel. Arrival and departure dates are fixed. Special thanks to Robin and Robert Burk.




Backstage in New York City
Go behind the scenes with two prime seats to the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala on December 10, 2017 at Carnegie Hall.  Soprano Nadine Sierra, an international star who New York Classical Review described as “incandescent,” is this year's award winner.  OBF's own Gretchen Farrar will give you a private pre-concert backstage tour of Carnegie Hall.  You will also have the opportunity to see the original score that was on the conductor's stand during the premiere of your favorite symphony with a personal tour of the New York Philharmonic archives.  Round out your classical music spree in the Big Apple with a pair of house seats to a New York Philharmonic concert and a Metropolitan Opera Performance. Donations courtesy of Richard Tucker Music Foundation, Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, and Barbara Haws, Archivist.




A Week in Provence
Refresh yourself in a charming pied-a-terre en Provence! Enjoy a week (7 day/6 night) at Phil and Stephanie Kimmel’s flat in the lovely Rhone Valley in Nyons, near Avignon and picturesque wine villages. The spacious flat is furnished avec all the modern conveniences, with a terrace and walled garden. An ideal jumping-off point for exploring wineries, lavender fields, olive oil mills, and the Roman ruins and medieval towns of the area. Don’t miss the Thursday market in Nyons!

The town is accessible by train from Paris, Nice, Marseille, or Lyon. Includes cleaning and a personal pre-trip orientation with Stephanie and Phil over a glass of wine from the region. Flat has one bedroom and one bath.

Dates to be arranged with the Kimmels, subject to availability and scheduling. Expires July 2018.

Special thanks to Phil and Stephanie Kimmel.


Chic Chicago
What better way to experience the windy city than from an elegant apartment high above lakeshore drive, with dazzling views of Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, and the downtown skyline?

Spend a week (7 days/6 nights) exploring all that Chicago has to offer, from your home base at the Stangeland Family residence (pictured). Enjoy world-famous restaurants, museums and performing arts venues, and major league sporting events – and don’t miss the downtown architectural boat tour!

Special thanks to the Stangeland Family.








Party Downtown
Treat yourself to the Party of the year in the heart of downtown Eugene!

For one-night only, Party Downtown is shutting down their restaurant to offer you and 10 of your closest friends an exclusive, one-of-a-kind experience with their creative culinary team!

Get inside the mind of the chef with a private cooking demonstration from chef/owner Tiffany Norton, followed by a cocktail-making tutorial from Party Downtown’s resident mixologist, Thor, who will be crafting a special off-menu cocktail for the evening. Afterwards, enjoy a private, multi-course dinner featuring exceptional food and drinks from one of Eugene’s best restaurants. Sure to be among your most memorable dining experiences this year, you won’t want to miss out on this chance to Party Downtown like never before!


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