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

Proxy bidding is available if you are unable to attend the 2017 Gala. Please email Sarah at suponski@uoregon.edu for more details.


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! 


Auction Package Preview


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).  Package includes $1,000 travel allowance to spend as you wish!  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.







 Monica Huggett's English CottageEnglish cottage

Enjoy a good book warmed by the Aga stove in the kitchen. Hike along the estuary. Enjoy a traditional English market. These are just a few of what you’ll find during a week’s stay at Bank House. Built in 1853 as the Village Bank, it is now Monica Huggett’s country home in Cumbria, which sits on the northwest coast of England, approximately half-way between Liverpool and the Scotland border. This is an idyllic  spot for relaxing, hiking, and for fishing in the nearby lakes.  The spacious, well-appointed and fully furnished flat sleeps  4 and is at ground floor with no stairs. The grounds are gorgeous - with gardens, stone walls, ponds, and a waterfall. The village pub is right around the corner. It’s a three-minute walk from the Kirkby-in-Furness rail station, which can connect you to all the region has to offer! Dates to be arranged with Monica and Roxanne, subject to availability and scheduling. Expires July 2018.

BONUS: Monica will stock the refrigerator for you before you arrive.

NOTE: Because there are five open ponds in the gardens, Bank House is not suitable for children younger than six years.

 Special thanks to Monica Huggett & Roxanne Cumming.


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!

Thank you Tiffany Norton & Mark Kosmicki of Party Downtown.


VIP Athletics

University of Oregon VIP Football
> 2 club level seats for either the season opener against Southern Utah (September 2), California (September 30), or Washington State (October 7).
> 4 passes to Win the Day, the President’s Tailgate Party (not valid for the Southern Utah game).

University of Oregon VIP Basketball
> 2 Men’s basketball game tickets (non-Pac 12 game) with McArthur Club access and a parking pass.

Eugene Emeralds
> 2 box seats to a 2017 Eugene Emeralds regular season game (excludes July 4). Includes a collectable Ashton Eaton bobblehead, Eugene Emeralds t-shirt, and Ems mat.

Portland Timbers
>2 tickets to Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake game on July 19, 2017
>4 tickets to a Thorns (women’s soccer) 2017 home match

Special thanks to University of Oregon, Elaine Gubrud, Eugene Emeralds, Mark Pilkerton, and Portland Timbers.


Private House Concert with Tenor Nick Phan

Experience an private house concert with world renowned tenor Nicholas Phan at the home of Elaine Gubrud and Arlen Swearingen on July 11, from 12 noon to 2pm.

Enjoy a lovely summer lunch on the terrace overlooking the 5th green at Eugene Country Club and sip delicious local vintages from Stanton Vineyard. OBF fan favorite Nick Phan, accompanied by Ulysses Loken on piano, will treat  guests to an intimate performance in the salon. Don't miss out on your chance to experience this exclusive, unparalleled musical event!

Thank you Elaine Gubrud & Arlen Swearingen, Julie Gemmell & Charlie Stanton, Ulysses Loken, and Nicholas Phan.


Capture the Moment

Do you have a graduation, wedding, birthday, family  reunion, or other special occasion coming up? Do not miss out on your chance to capture the moment with this wonderful photography package from Bruce Berg Photography! Package includes a $1,000 gift certificate towards a complete photography session and lovingly prepared portrait. Bruce Berg is NOT your typical photographer; he excels in custom imagery. He has an incredible reputation as one of Oregon’s best portrait photographers and is known for creating custom works of art for beautiful décor for your home and producing timeless masterpieces to enjoy for years to come.

 Thank you Bruce Berg Photography.


Jet Set on a Gulfstream

Eight guests will fly away on private jet for a West Coast overnight adventure.

Choose from:

Napa Valley: Explore all that this world-famous wine region has to offer- in style! Includes exclusive wine tastings curated by Chip Goodman and $1,000 toward overnight accommodations.

San Francisco/Bay Area: Take your friends on a luxury shopping trip in the city and get $1,000 towards overnight accommodations.

Special thanks to Chip and Sue Goodman of American Medical Concepts.


Treat yourself to a 5th Street Public Market shopping excursion and luxurious night at Eugene’s premier boutique hotel, the Inn at the 5th. Stroll through the courtyard, listen to the splashing sounds of the fountain, sip on local wines, and connect with friends as you explore the unique and enchanting stores, restaurants, and cafés of Eugene’s ultimate shopping destination.

Enjoy gift certificates to:Inn at the 5th, Marché Provisions, NEWTW!ST, Freudian Slip, Melange, Title Nine, Northwest Burger, Sushi Pure, Café Glendi, and Gervais Salon & Day Spa!

Special thanks to Colleen Stangeland, Inn at the 5th, and participating 5th Street Public Market businesses listed above.


Proxy bidding is available if you are unable to attend the 2017 Gala. Please email Sarah at suponski@uoregon.edu for more details.


Hinkle 160x127.jpg
OAC 160x127.jpg
OCF 160x127.jpg
OCT 160x127.jpg
The Reed Foundation stacked.jpg