Here's a creative fundraising idea. Just received this press release in my inbox:
In the year which commemorates the 325th birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach, and in a campaign to raise money for new choir chairs at Grace Lutheran Church, 801 E Willow Grove Ave. in Wyndmoor, PA 19038. Dr. Dennis Schmidt is offering to play any of the organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach in what will be a "Live Ipod of the Complete Organ Works of Bach Concert."
To help you choose, Dr. Scmhidt provides a detailed price menu:
Chorale preludes- $10
BWV 000-000b, 599-644, 646-691, 694-705, 706a-706b, 709-715, 717-720, 722-722a, 724-739, 741-762, 766-769, 957, 1090-1120
Individual free pieces - $25
BWV 562-564, 566, 568-570, 574-575, 578-579, 583, 586--588, 598, 802-805,
Preludes and Fugues - $50
BWV 531. 533-541, 543-552, 565, 582,
Sonatas, Concertos, Pastorale, Chorale Partitas - $75
BWV 525-530, 590, 592-597
Anybody interested in attending or donating can write to Dr. Schmidt at email@example.com. Dr. Schmidt, btw, was Dr. Schmidt was executive director of the Bach Festival of Philadelphia from 1993 to 2000, so I'm thinking he's be pretty good. Oct. 31 is my b-day, btw. This recital might be my present to myself.
Now I have to go through my record and CD collection and figure out just what I'd want to pay to hear.