by New Trinity Baroque's Artistic Director, Predrag Gosta
For the past 15 years New Trinity Baroque has delighted audiences in Atlanta and further with its attractive programs, brilliantly performed on period instruments. The critics agree that New Trinity Baroque concerts are of consistently high quality. Described as "artistically satisfying" and "simply dazzling" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution), New Trinity Baroque has become not only "Atlanta's most adventurous early music ensemble," but also "one of America's premier period groups."
Since I immigrated to the United States in 1998 I was happy to be able to offer to the community my skills and talent as a conductor, singer, harpsichordist or concert manage - as did many of my dear friends and colleagues in the ensemble. For years we have been trying to establish ourselves musically as well as become a part of the Atlanta community. We also tried to become financially strong to carry our programs. Patrons and sponsors were helping us in this. However, the times have changed. The America I experienced when I first came here in 2008 has changed. The public giving has discreased even if the number of our patrons has increased, and we were challenged to seek and find alternative financial resources for our concerts. We struggled and last year especially we had difficulties to carry out our concert plans fully. But we remained commited in presenting outstanding programs of music written by some of the greatest composers of the Baroque period, and feature some of the brightest stars of early music today, using period instruments, stylistically appropriate voices, and historically informed techniques.
It is because of our commitment that we feel responsible to do what seems now necessary, and therefore must decrease the number of our concert offerings this season, while we undergo through a fundraising campaign that would enable us to regain our strength and rejoin the excitement of full season offering in the following year. We will offer only two concerts this season - our annual Cadlelight Christmas Concert, and a Passiontide concert during the Lent.
Music is our joy, and it is our desire to be able to share it with you in many more years to come. But in order to do this we must replenish our resources, and find alternative funding sources that would allow us to carry our mission in the years to come. We must rebuild our mailing list to include more patrons that are willing and interested to visit our events. We must find new individuals that are willing to serve on our Board of Directors, or join our club of supporters. We may need to even increase the ticket prices, because good things cost...
If you would like to join our mission and help us, feel free to click on "DONATE" button at the top of this page. If not through a donation, the best way to help us is to come to our concerts and bring as many of your friends as you can! This will help us grow, and accomplish our goal for sure. You can also contact us with ideas as we would love to hear from you!
We look forward to seeing you this year!
Predrag Gosta, Artistic Director
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