WELCOME TO

A world more bright

The St. Louis Children's Choirs

Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 19 @ 7:00 PM - Sunday, December 20 @ 10 PM
Barbara Berner, Artistic Director
With gratitude to Centene, presenting sponsor of The St. Louis Children's Choirs 2020-2021 concert series.
Dear Friends,

There's nothing like the sound of children's voices during the holidays - especially when The St. Louis Children's Choirs are singing! Our Holiday Concert tradition of more than 40 years continues - but this year, you can experience the joyful, healing power of holiday songs from the comfort of your own home. You'll love the festive atmosphere, lively music, instrumental accompaniment - plus a surprise appearance from a very jolly friend!

Welcome to our very special event - our 276 young singers have worked diligently to give you their very best heartfelt performance. They have learned that their voices, combined with the love in their hearts, can uplift, inspire, and help heal any sadness we may feel. This virtual presentation is a first for us and we hope you enjoy it!

With all good wishes,
Barbara Berner, Artistic Director
Barbara Signature

P. S. At the end of the donor thanks, you’ll find charming videos of the children expressing gratitude!  Be sure to watch!

Acknowledgements

To reveal names, click titles below.

Board of Directors
Fred Kostecki, President
Emma Baylis
Barbara Berner
Kathy Lawton Brown
Michael Case
Suzanne Galvin
Charles T. Gooden
Megan Kiley
Chris Koo
Amy Kramer
Amy Levin
Libby McCandless
Robyn Pikey
Katie Schwaneke
Dave Shuey
Robert Steen
Maryann Vognild
Donna Zoeller
Administrative staff
Barbara Berner, Artistic Director
Pamela Jones, Chief Operating Officer
Dan Mayo, Managing Director of Artistic Administration
Kathy Tate, Development Manager
Thalia Dimitriou, Administrative Coordinator
Heather Hamilton, Coordinator Assistant
Gina Bauman, Accountant
artistic staff

Directors

Barbara Berner
Adrienne Broyles
Belinda Burnworth
Whitney Cairns
Maria A. Ellis
Lauren Romano
Emily Pikaard
Dr. John McDonald

Accompanists

Billie Derham
Michael Frazier
Sarah Gallaher McGuirk
Linda Radick
Katie Beth Smith

Ensemble Assistants

Evan Adams
Nick Bashaw
Kelly Beekman
Jill Clark
Zoey Fleisher
Mollie Garrett
Jennifer Gorka
Michael Herron
Veronica Jones
Olivia Leek
Alexandria Stewart
Hannah Von Hoffer

The St. Louis Children's Choirs wishes to thank Pastor Kevin Cameron, the congregation, and the staff of Parkway United Church of Christ for the generous use of their beautiful sanctuary. Peace!

Thank you to John, Greg, and the entire production team at SWITCH!

Thanks to our web designer and photographer Hallie Jones!

A World More Bright Concert Program

The St. Louis Children’s Choirs prohibits any recording, copying, or third-party/external distribution of the performance.

Concert Choir
Barbara Berner,
Artistic Director
Billie Derham, Accompanist

Wolcum Yole! from A Ceremony of Carols (see lyrics)
Benjamin Britten

Wolcum, Wolcum, Wolcum be thou hevene king,
Wolcum Yole!
Wolcum, born in one morning,
Wolcum for whom we sall sing!

(Sung simultaneously)
Wolcum, Thomas marter one, Wolcum, seintes lefe and dere,
Wolcum, Innocentes every one, Wolcum, Twelfthe Day both in fere,
Wolcum be ye, Stevene and Jon, Wolcum be ye, good Newe Yere, O good Newe Yere,

Wolcum Yole, Wolcum Yole, Wolcum!

Candelmesse, Quene of bliss,
Wolcum bothe to more and lesse.

Wolcum, Wolcum, Wolcum be ye that are here
Wolcum Yole,
Wolcum alle and make good cheer.
Wolcum alle another yere, another yere,
Wolcum Yole. Wolcum!

Balulalow from A Ceremony of Carols (see lyrics)
Benjamin Britten

O my deare hert, young Jesu sweit,
Prepare thy creddil in my spreit,
And I sall rock thee to my hert,
And never mair from thee depart.

But I sall praise thee evermoir
With sanges sweit unto thy gloir;
The knees of my hert sall I bow, sall I bow,

And sing that richt Balulalow!
(lulalow, lulalow, lalow!)

Vuelie from Disney’s “Frozen” (see translation)
Guest Singers: Mollie Garrett, Veronica Jones, Hannah Von Hoffer
Frode Fjellheim and Christophe Beck
Vuelie— South Sámi

The syllables of the song have no linguistic meaning, but are part of the vocal style of the Sámi
“yoik”—which refers both to a type of song and to the unique vocal style used to perform it.

Children's Choir 1b
Adrienne Broyles,
Director
Katie Beth Smith and Linda Radick, Accompanists

The Angel Gabriel (see lyrics)
Haydn Jones, violin
Bob Chilcott

The angel Gabriel from heaven came,
His wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame:
‘All hail,’ said he ‘thou lovely maiden Mary,
Most highly favoured lady!’ Gloria!

‘For known a blessed Mother thou shalt be;
All generations laud and honour thee:
Thy son shall be Emmanuel, by seers foretold.
Most highly favoured lady!’ Gloria!

Then gentle Mary meekly bowed her head;
‘To me be as it pleaseth God!’ she said.
‘My soul shall laud and magnify his holy Name.’
‘Most highly favoured lady!’ Gloria!

Of her Emmanuel, the Christ, was born,
In Bethlehem, all on a Christmas morn;
And Christian folk throughout the world will ever say:
‘Most highly favoured lady!’ Gloria!

Children, Go Tell It! (see lyrics)
Greg Gilpin

Children, go tell it on the mountain.
Children, go tell it ev’rywhere.
Children, go tell it on the mountain,
A baby is born in Bethlehem.
Children, go.

How my heart rejoices, music ev’rywhere.
Hear the angel voices ringing in the air.
Listen to the message. Hear the news today.
Lying in a manger, hope is lighting our way!

Children, go tell it on the mountain.
Children, go tell it ev’rywhere.
Children, go tell it on the mountain,
A baby is born in Bethlehem.
Children, go.

See the star that’s shining in the Eastern shy,
Leading to a manger on this glorious night.
Follow like the shepherds. Follow like the kings.
Bethlehem is waiting for our voices to sing!
Yes, our voices will sing!

Children, go tell it on the mountain.
Children, go tell it ev’rywhere.
Children, go tell it on the mountain,
A baby is born in Bethlehem.
Children, go!

Choristers
Emily Pikaard,
Director
Billie Derham and Sarah Gallaher McGuirk, Accompanists

Shiru (see translation)
Allan Naplan
Shiru— Hebrew

Sing a new song
sing, shout all the earth

break forth, sing aloud, and play music
shout all the earth
sing all the earth
sing a new song

let the heavens rejoice
let the earth be glad
let the sea roar, and all that fills it
let the field exult, and all that is in it
let the trees of the forest sing for joy
let the rivers clap hands
let the mountains sing for joy

sing a new song
sing, shout all the earth
sing a new song
SING!

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (see lyrics)
Celie Arnett, vocal solo
Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, arr. Mark Hayes

Have yourself a merry little Christmas.
Let your heart be light.
From now on our troubles will be out of sight.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas.
Make the Yuletide gay.
From now on our troubles will be miles away.

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow.
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough, on the highest bough,
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more, once more.

Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow.
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough,
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.
Merry Christmas!

Music Makers
Belinda Burnworth,
Director
Linda Radick, Accompanist

Mennyböl Az Angyal (see translation)
Haydn Jones, violin
Traditional Hungarian

Angels from Heaven say to the shepherds,
“News we bring, news we bring!
In Bethlehem, asleep in a manger,
Lies your king, lies your King!”

Candles of Hanukkah (see lyrics)
Haydn Jones, violin
Mary Donnelly and George L.O. Strid

Burning, burning, candles of Hanukkah,
All through the night they glow.
Telling the world that a miracle happened so long ago.

Turning, turning, dreidels of Hannukah,
Symbols of hope and cheer.
Calling to mind that a miracle surely has happened here.

Spin the dreidels and light the lights,
Lift your voices in joy,
Join the dance as we celebrate,
Giving a toy to each little girl and boy.

Burning, burning, candles of Hanukkah,
Burn for eight days and nights.
As we remember the miracle,
The Festival of Lights.

Up and Away with Good Saint Nick (see lyrics)
Mary Donnelly and George L.O. Strid

Tonight on Christmas Eve I thought I’d play a trick.
I waited on the rooftop for jolly old Saint Nick.
He landed by the chimney and when he looked away,
I crept around without a sound and hid inside his sleigh!

Up on the housetop reindeer pause.
Out jumps good old Santa Claus;
Down through the chimney with lots of toys,
All for the little ones Christmas joys.
Ho, ho, ho, who wouldn’t go!
Ho, ho, ho, who wouldn’t go!
Up on the housetop, click, click, click.
Up and away with good Saint Nick!

Zooming through the sky in a reindeer powered sleigh,
O’er the clouds we fly, then I hear Santa say,
“On, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, and Vixen don’t be slow!
On, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen here we go!”

Up on the housetop reindeer pause.
Out jumps good old Santa Claus,
Down through the chimney with lots of toys,
All for the little ones Christmas joys.
Ho, ho, ho, who wouldn’t go!
Ho, ho, ho, who wouldn’t go!
Up on the housetop click, click, click.
Up and away with good Saint Nick!

Now I’m flying in a reindeer sleigh.
Now I’m flying in a reindeer sleigh with jolly Old Saint Nick!

Children's Choir 1VC
Maria A. Ellis,
Director
Billie Derham, Accompanist

Jingle Bells (see lyrics)
Audience Sing-along
Traditional, arr. Maria A. Ellis

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bobtails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Oh, Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh, hey
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh

Young Men's Chorus
Dr. John McDonald,
Director
Michael Frazier, Accompanist

Ose Shalom (see translation)
Jake Goldman, vocal solo
Haydn Jones, violin
John Leavitt
Ose Shalom— Hebrew

The One who makes peace in the heavens,
may He make peace for us,
and for all Israel,
and let us say, let us say Amen.

Child of God (see lyrics)
Spiritual, arr. Emily Crocker

If anybody asks you who I am,
Who I am, who I am,
If anybody asks you who I am,
Tell him I’m a child of God.
Hallelujah, glory hallelujah
O Lord.

We’re gonna rock, Mary, rock the cradle in glory.
Peace on earth! Peace on earth!

The little cradle rocks tonight in glory,
Tonight in glory, tonight in glory.
The little cradle rocks tonight in glory,
For the little child of God.
Hallelujah, glory hallelujah
O Lord.

We’re gonna rock, Mary, rock the cradle in glory.
Peace on earth! Peace on earth!

When I get to heaven gonna watch and tell
Three bright angels go and ring them bells;
One for to sing and the others to pray
And shout hallelujah for the judgement day!

We’re gonna rock, Mary, rock the cradle in glory.
Peace on earth! Peace on earth!
Good will to men!

Chorale
Whitney Cairns,
Director
Linda Radick, Accompanist

Shepherd’s Pipe Carol (see lyrics)
Vocal Small Ensemble: Leila Byers, Aria Langley, Valyn Lutz, Ella Maliszewski
John Rutter

Going through the hills on a night all starry
On the way to Bethlehem,
Far away I heard a shepherd boy piping
On the way to Bethlehem.

Angels in the sky brought this message nigh:
‘Dance and sing for joy that Christ the newborn King is
Come to bring us peace on earth, and he’s lying
Cradled there at Bethlehem.’

‘Tell me, shepherd boy piping tunes so merrily
On the way to Bethlehem,
Who will hear your tunes on these hills so lonely
On the way to Bethlehem?’

Angels in the sky brought this message nigh:
‘Dance and sing for joy that Christ the newborn King is
Come to bring us peace on earth, and he’s lying
Cradled there at Bethlehem.’

‘None may hear my pipes on these hills so lonely
On the way to Bethlehem,
But a King will hear me play sweet lullabies,
When I get to Bethlehem.’

Angels in the sky came down from high,
Hovered o’er the manger where the babe way lying
Cradled in the arms of this mother Mary,
Sleeping now at Bethlehem.

‘Where is this new King, shepherd boy piping merrily,
Is he there at Bethlehem?’
‘I will find him soon by the star shining brightly
In the sky o’er Bethlehem.’

Angels in the sky brought this message nigh:
‘Dance and sing for joy that Christ the newborn King is
Come to bring us peace on earth, and he’s lying
Cradled there at Bethlehem.’

‘May I come with you, shepherd boy piping merrily,
Come with you to Bethlehem?
Pay my homage too at the new King’s cradle,
Is it far to Bethlehem?’

Angels in the sky brought this message nigh:
‘Dance and sing for joy that Christ the infant King is
Born this night in lowly stable yonder,
Born for you at Bethlehem.’

Light (see lyrics)
Vocal Small Ensemble: Mallory Blake, Lisbeth Giron, Molly Kiley, Emma Christiansen, Isabella Trippeer, Ava Thoopul
Lisa Loeb and Cliff Goldmacher, arr. Andy Beck

One, two, three, four, five,
Six, seven, eight nights celebrate our light.
Li, li, li, li, light.

Candles burning bright,
golden and blue shining through darkest night.
Ni, ni, ni, ni, night.

Let the light shine (let the light shine)
In the window (in the window)
When you think it’s almost gone,
there is still hope.
Li, li, li, li, light.

When we light the flame
And watch it rise, we’re reminded again.

Let the light shine (let the light shine)
In the window (in the window)
When you think it’s almost gone,
there is still hope.

Li, li, li, li, li, li, light.
Li, li, li, li, light.

Let the light shine (let the light shine)
In the window (in the window)
When you think it’s almost gone,
there is still hope.

Children's Choir 1a
Lauren Romano,
Director
Michael Frazier, Accompanist

Zum Gali Gali (see translation)
Alexandria Stewart, percussion
Israeli Folk Song, arr. Dan Schwartz
Zum Gali Gali— Hebrew

As we work together for peace, let all war and hatred cease.
Let us live as one on this land, lend each friend a helping hand.

We Sing Gloria! (see translation)
Mike Wilson
We Sing Gloria!— Latin

Glory to God in the highest
And on earth, peace.

Concert Choir
Barbara Berner,
Artistic Director
Billie Derham, Accompanist

One Candle (see lyrics/translation)
Vocal Small Ensemble: Christine Jourdain, Josie Kopff, Alyssa Linneman, Olivia Whittle
Andy Beck and Brian Fisher
One Candle— Latin

Give us peace.

One candle, one light, burning clear throughout the night.
One candle, one symbol of peace.
One candle, plus one, now a glimmer has begun.
Two candles, two symbols of peace.

Dona nobis, nobis pacem, in the glow of candlelight I see;
Dona nobis, nobis pacem, peace for you and me.

Three candles, then four, shining stronger than before.
Five candles, six candles burn bright.
More candles join in, see a spark of hope begin.
Each candle increasing the light.

Dona nobis, nobis pacem, in the glow of candlelight I see;
Dona nobis, nobis pacem, peace for you and me.

Your candlelight with mine will radiate and shine,
Growing stronger, for all the world to see you and me.

Dona nobis, nobis pacem, in the glow of candlelight I see;
Dona nobis, nobis pacem, peace for you and me.
Peace for you and me.
Peace.

The First Noel (see lyrics)
Haydn Jones, violin
arr. Dan Forrest

Noel, Noel, Noel, Born in the King, Noel.

The first Noel, the angels did say,
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields where they lay,
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel!
Born is the King of Israel.

They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the east, beyond them far.
And to the earth it gave great light,
And so it continued both day and night.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel!
Born is the King of Israel.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel!

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heav’nly Lord,
That hath made heav’n and earth of naught,
And with His blood mankind hath bought

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel!
Born is the King, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King, Noel!

Noel, Noel, Noel, Born in the King,
Noel, Noel.

FINALE
CONCERT CHOIR AND YOUNG MEN’S CHORUS
Barbara Berner,  Artistic Director
Billie Derham, Accompanist

All Is Well (see lyrics)
Haydn Jones, violin
Michael W. Smith and Wayne Kirkpatrick, arr. John Leavitt

All is well, all is well. Angels and men rejoice.
For tonight darkness fell into the dawn of Love’s light.
Sing alle, sing alleluia.

All is well, all is well. Let there be peace on earth, peace on earth.
Christ is come, go and tell, that He is in the manger.
Sing alle, sing alleluia.

All is well, all is well. Lift up your voice and sing, allelu.
Born is now Emmanuel. Born is our Lord and Savior.
Sing alleluia, sing alleluia, all is well.
Alleluia.

Young Artists by Ensemble

To reveal the names of our singers, click on the photos below.

Music Makers

Gabe
Badoy
Stella
Breen
Alexa
Brinton
Avery
Brunt
Mateo
Carrero Archambault
Eden
Conway
Finley
Davis
Ameya
Deepu
Amelie
Ding Bariteau
Sidney
Drones
Kayse
Dublin
Kendall
Heerdegen
Tobias
Kaibel
Quinn
Kiley
Margaret
Kulczycki
Nora
Lerch
Aamani
Mallady
Lev
Neace
Einstein
Noble
Marian
Ohs
Miriam
Peregrin
Paige
Presnall
Helena
Quila
Inga
Ranheim
Kobe
Schiele
Alex
Schmitt
Cecilia
Schneider
Everly
Schultz
Kaylee
Scott
Johanna
Senzig
Rooney
Shannon
Keziah
Speicher
Ellie
Swank
Julia
Terry

Children's Choir 1A

Olivia
Allen
Evangeline
Cairns
Zoya
Cheema
Sydney
Cothron
Gianna
Easter
Laurel
Francis
Liberty
Goff
Lyana
Harrington
Gabi
Harris
Samina
Hasan
George
Kaade
Lynn
Kaade
Catherine
Ludwig
Scarlett
Lutz
Vileo
Marquino
Heidi
Ottinger
Callie
Reid
Layla
Sciaroni
Catherine
Stegman
Chloe
Weems
Phoebe
Wenger-Stickel

Children's Choir 1B

Reagan
Anderson
Elizabeth
Bashirian
Thomas
Bauer
Georgia
Bohlmann
Jackson
Brinton
Kate
Brinton
Bryndís
Bryan
Marie
Bush
Juniper
Colbert
Noah
Cox
Emilia
Deetz
Ellena
Dolezalek
Lucy
Dubose
Betty
Essen
Gregory
Hodes
Noah
Jacobi
Adeline
Lamb
Jonathan
Lehmann
Ryan
Ohs
Jack
Pitlyk
Jude
Williams
Samantha
Wittwer
Derek
Worsena

Children's Choir 1VC

Alice
Deffenbaugh
Lola
Jolie Hibbler
Miles
Duke
Olivia
Werther-Lev
Mary-Kathryn
Wall
Amariana
Crump

Chorale

Raina
Bentley
Mallory
Blake
Samuel
Burgio
Leila
Byers
Taylor
Carr
Mary Anne
Carroll
Grace
Carron
Lilly
Carter
Iyonia
Cherry
Emma
Christiansen
Lillian
DeGuire
Savanna
Drones
Marin
Gillespie
Janisbell
Giron
Lisbeth
Giron
Emelia
Golfo
Maria
Golfo
Lucy
Grimmer
Jordan
Haller
Sumaira
Hasan
Elspeth
Herrmann
Brandon
Hu
Dezi
Ingles-Head
Kennedy
Ituen
Madison
Jones
Molly
Kiley
Adia
Kohles
Phoebe
La Beau
Aria
Langley
Addison
Lee
Elizabeth
Lehmann
Sophie
Leicht
Mia
Li
Liliana
Lozano
Valyn
Lutz
Hannah
Maina
Ella
Maliszewski
Nicole
Miranda-Hernandez
Lily
Neace
Sritha
Rathikindi
Grayson
Ritson
Ainsley
Rosas
Nora
Seeley
Lily
Shah
Matilda
Simmons
Elara
Stewart
Lucy
Terry
Ava
Thoopul
Isabella
Trippeer
Zarah
Vaughn
Collin
Walker
David
Wharton
Serenity
Xu

Choristers

Aiyla
Ahmad
Sonia
Archambault
Celie
Arnett
Juliette
Bousquet
Charlotte
Bowers
Liliana
Boyd
Elise
Boyet
Maeve
Burbee
Gabriella
Campanella
Delaney
Caron
Ginger
Cox
Daya
Deepu
Josephine
Duke
Emilija
Eskra
Quanita
Evans
Barbara
Ewing
Adele
Finney
Jayla
Freeman
Sabrina
Fritts
Lily
Gage
Katie
Garrett
Ava
Griswold
Mollie
Grove
Sophie
Hagemann
Safiya
Hasan
Sarah
Herzog
Catherine
Hodes
Aria
Jones
Callie
Kaplan
Julia
Kean
Cate
Kiley
Jane
Kramer
Henry
Krussel
Alexa
Kummant
Allie
Lappin
Lydia
Lehmann
Kimberly
Mathews
Macy
Moeckel
Johnna
Opheim
Tatiana
Petroni
Isabel
Pulley
Kajsa
Recks
Declan
Ryan
Evelyn
Seeley
Eleonora
Slabun
Cassie
Smith
Amelia
Spencer
Liam
Stewart
Lauren
Suthers
Owen
Triller
Emma
Wells
Avery
White
Haven
White
Esme
Wickes
Alexis
Willeke
Elizabeth
Woelich

Concert Choir

Esther
Appelstein
Varsha
Arun
Margaret
Beekman
Abigail
Bennett
Malinda
Blackmon
Camryn
Bland
Katharina
Bode
Naomi
Bowers
Sophia
Boyd
Chloe
Bryan
Braden
Buehrle
Lilly
Byers
Maeta
Christian
Corinne
Colvin
Stella
Cordes
Anneliese
Dace
Jessica
DeMoor
Sruthi
Dommaraju
Fiona
Flynn
Katie
Furby
Ava
Giles
Maya
Goldwasser
Margaret
Hodes
Caroline
Hopkins
Mira
Iyer
Alizeh
Jawaid
Christine
Jourdain
Maggie
Kiley
Savannah
King
Josie
Kopff
Yara
Levin
Alyssa
Linneman
Zoe
Lloyd
Sarah
Logan
Ria
Mirchandani
Alexia
Nastasia
Emma
Neeter
Liesl
Nowak
Cate
Ohs
Evelyn
Ohs
Emma
Page
Aarti
Palaniappan
Sophia
Panasci
Sonali
Paranjothi
Natalia
Parr
Rachel
Phillips
Cherry
Qiu
Arya
Ramakrishnan
Katherine
Rein
Rossana
Rojas
Madelyn
Sanderson
Alexis
Spittal
Nora
Staley-Brain
Olivia
Sulkin
Lauren
Vitale
Eva
Vognild
Olivia
Whittle
Rebecca
Williams
Laura
Zoeller

Young Men's CHorus

Jude
Badoy
Devin
Best
Kelby
Birmes
Carter
Cashen
Eric
Curry
Martin
De La Hunt
Jake
Goldman
Dylan
Gravlin
Jared
Grove
Joshua
Grove
Mark
Hartwig
Nicholas
Madden
Ethan
Marin
Emerson
Mattia
Marvin
Miranda-Hernandez
Noah
Parker
Adrian
Petroni
Caden
Pollock
Justin
Richerson
Isaac
Rieke
Sebastian
Rosas
Graham
Sagel
Ian
Smith
Gavin
White

Joyful Thanks to all our Donors & Sponsors!

Presenting sponsors

Corporate & Foundation supporters

Individual donors

Our heartfelt thanks to those who gave between January 1, 2020 and December 19, 2020.

Maestro ($10,000+)

Anonymous
Howard and Barbara
Berner*
Centene Corporation
Edward Jones
Emerson Charitable Trust
Dawn
Grench
L. Herbert
King, Jr.
Regional Arts Commission
Tim and Elizabeth
Swank
St. Louis Community Foundation on behalf of Give STL Day donors

Legacy Circle ($5,000-$9,999)

Anonymous
Bayer Fund
Julian and Eileen
Carr Family Foundation
Quinn and Megan
Kiley
Alicia S. McDonnell,
Alicia S. McDonnell Fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation
Jeff and Katie
Schwaneke*

Conductor's Circle ($2,500-$4,999)

Brian and Mandy
Anderson
Arts and Education Council
Kathy Lawton
Brown*
Walt and Jane
Davis*
Des Lee Fine Arts Collaborative
Joseph and Marda
Gatewood
David and Cindy
Levin*
Missouri Arts Council
Reinsurance Group of America
St. Louis Cardinals
Michael and Maryann
Vognild
James and Nancy
Wolfe
Donna
Zoeller

angel ($1,000-$2,499)

Anonymous
Dan and Gina
Bauman*
Matthew Christian and
Amy Repp
Thomas and Lisa
Cook
Gene and Cindy
Cunningham*
Jyothi and Chandra
Dommaraju
Robert and Madeline
Drake
Robert
Duddy
ESCO Technologies
Ean and Anna
Eskra*
Richard and Deborah
Grossman*◇
Linda
Haley
Dale and Susie
Henn
Carol
Jackson
Qaiser Jawaid and
Farhat Shereen
Chris and Wan-In
Koo
Fred and Kristin
Kostecki
Dan Langley and
Adelita Segovia
Chris and Kate
Lowry
Ted and Willa
Lutz
Macy's
Todd and Libby
McCandless*
Paul and Sheri
Notaro
David and Lynn
Phillips*
Guanhao Qiu and
Qin Zeng
Joanie
Rosenbaum
Bob and Anne
Steen
David Vitale and
Robyn Pikey*
Daniel and Yvette
Whitehead

benefactor ($500-$999)

Anonymous
Marie Akers
David and Laura
Baylis*
Evelyn
Bicknese*
Boeing Company Gift Match
Belinda
Burnworth*
Mike Case and
Alki Lappas-Case
Conner Ash
David and Pamela
Copeland
John and Barbara
Doyle
Lisa
Furby
Charles T.
Gooden
Joseph and Nancy
Gruneisen
Al and Julia
Hammerman
Nancy
Herron+
Robert and Lisa
Honz*
Rusty and Pam
Jones*
Sandra S.
Keller
Josh and Amy
Kramer
Tom and Gayle
Madden
Sheila
O'Brien
Jay Pepose and
Susan Feigenbaum*
Scott and Carla
Schaeffer
Vince and Caroline
Stegman
Joe and Marilyn
Swing
The GAP
Paul and Ruth
Tweeten
Anthony and Barb
White
Connie
Williamson
Minjie Xu and
Ruixian Shan

Patron ($250-$499)

Anonymous+
Steve and Carol
Arnett
Emma
Baylis
Mike and Sandy
Becker
Charlotte
Bohlmann*
Ronald and Adrienne
Broyles
William
Crowell Jr.
Lee and Cher
Curtis
Leonard
DeMoor
Ramon and Jennifer
Diaz-Arrastia
Vicki
Eskra
Leonard and Heather
Essig
Greg and Jenny
Gastler*
Jeff and Kathi
Haller
Anna and Michal
Lijowska*
Amy
Lindsay
Randy and Nancy
Mayo
Thomas
McKinney
Ryan and Melissa
Payton
David and Joan
Poos
Nicholas and Lauren
Romano
Bill and Rene
Sanders
Elizabeth
Schlueter
Dave and Diane
Shuey
Barry and Patricia
Simpson
Steve and Ellen
Smith
Kenneth and Marjorie
Smith
Dennis and Helene
Sparger
St. Louis Equity Fund
Mike and Karen
Swope
Robert and Kathy
Tate*
Anthony and Mildred
Todd
Ellwood
Towle
Doris
Trojcak
David and Cheryl
Twillmann*
Nancy
Wessinger

Sponsor ($100-$249)

Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Amazon Smile
Ruth
Archambault
Andrew and Katie
Berner
Marvin and Margaret
Bleem
Linda
Blumner
Laura
Bohlmann
Jay and Catherine
Boulanger
Jon and Karen
Boulanger
Eric and Lindsey
Brunt
Marvin and Nancy
Burkhalter^
Christina
Cacciatore*
Norm and Kim
Caron
Matthew and Amanda
Cashen
Bob and Jan
Chamberlin
David Chan and
Sue Jen
Grant and Cathrine
Chesbro
Niels and Cori
Christiansen
Charlton and Flora
Dimitriou*
William and Kathleen
Fienup
Suzan
Foreman*
John F Frese Jr. and
Melody R Frese*
Jim and Michelle
Giles
Roisin
Halfar^
Stephen
Hanneke
Rizwan and Aisha
Hasan*
Andrew
Heining
James and Geda
Henry
Erik and Aliesha
Herrmann
Michael
Herron*
Vicky
Hoffman
Ron and Joyce
Holmes
Elsa
Impens*
Cindy
Kiser
Alex and Kathleen
Kummant
Alton and Pat
Lacey
Charles Lloyd and
Amelia DeLoach
Randy and Julie
Logan*
Bill and Jan
Lukas
Alexin Hotz
Maliszewski
Dennis and Tina
Markwardt
Dan Mayo and
Johanna Nordhorn
Larry and Nancy
Miller
Geeta and Dinesh
Mirchandani*
Bailey
Mohr
Newtowne School
Carmen and Joanne
Notaro
Tom and Jen
Panasci
Jim Pellegrino and
Susan Goldman
Gabrielle
Pierle*
David and Susan
Pollmann
Steve and Linda
Radick
Raj and Akila
Ramakrishnan
Adam and Kelly
Richert
Lawrence and Elaine
Robertson
Bob and Joy
Rouse
Alexander
Rubin
Dustin and Laura
Ruch*
Beverlee
Sagel
Paul and Dolly
Schroeder
Barbara
Schuette^
Raese and Ann
Simpson
SKL Enterprises
Harley
Smith
Darren
Stennett
Sean and Kim
Stewart
David and Diane
Thomas*
Robert and Geraldine
Virgil
John P.
Vogl
Julie
Webb
Bob and Mary Jo
Westlake
Taylor Wharton and
Xiuli Zhang
D. Kimberly
Whittle
David Williams and
Stephanie Warder-Williams
Joan
Wilson

Friend (up To $99)

Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Saad Alkaade and Lama
Aleid
Jennifer
Allen
Callie and Mike
Appelstein
Nick
Bashaw
Robert and Cathy
Beekman
Leslie
Berner-Assmann
Dennis and Sara
Beyer
Hannah
Bledsoe*
Fred and Yvonne
Boeckman*
Marc and Koreen
Bowers*
Sara
Buethe*
David and Lisa
Byers
Will and Linda
Chamberlin
John Nasukaluk
Clare
Garland
Clermont
Peter
Colket+
Scott and Amee
Colvin
Edward
Cruickshank
Linda
Cummings*
Beth
Curtiss
Amy
De La Hunt
Elizabeth
Dunkerley
Essman Family Foundation*
Diana
Flower
Torrie
Garrett
Jocelyn
George
Elizabeth
Graden
Barbara
Greiner
Carmen
Greiner
Byron and Jean Ann
Hagen
Paul
Halwe◇
Meredith
Hamilton
Craig and Carol
Hanson
Alicia
Harrison
Linda Cary
Hinshaw
Kathryn
Hodge*
Shawn Hu and
Qi Zeng
Clarence
Jabusch Jr.
Bob and Joni
Kaiser*
Margery
Komninos*
Mike and Sandy
Kratzer*
John and Mary
LaBarge
Jennifer and Antonio
Lozano
Diana
Ludwig
Bill and Linda
Lyman^
Taylor
Mayhall
Marguerite
McCormick*
Kayla
McGowan
Sarah
McGuirk*
Bob and Cindy
Neely
Bill and Kathy
Norman
Richard and Jennifer
Ohs*
Subramanian and Namita
Paranjothi
Leonard and Sarah
Patton
Matt and Emily
Pikaard
Regina
Pratt
Bjorn and Dorie
Ranheim
Ripley Rasmus and
Elizabeth Trueblood
Paul Reuter and
Janet Brown
Steven and Avi
Rosenzweig*
Christine
Rosteck^
Michael
Rubin
Gary
Saeks^
Robert and Tonya
Sanderson
Francis and Barbara
Schlueter
Schnucks Escrip Program
Ian
Schraier
Tara and Stephen
Schultz
Andrew and Rebecca
Scott
James and Carmen
Sorbello
Norman and Meida
Steele
Eliza
Stewart*
Lori
Strawbridge
Kay
Tabscott
Jess
Tendler*
Mike Toohey and
Abbi Telander*
Diana
Vazquez
Danielle
Wallis
Ashley
Warmbrodt*
Ross Watson and
Kate Danna
Larry and Judy
White
Evelyn
Whitehead*
Asa
Wild
Youthbridge Community Foundation
Rita
Zipay

In memory of key:

^Marylou Elizabeth Burkhalter

+Diane Finley

*Jacqueline "Nana" Mather

◇Anne Steen

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