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2016 was a huge year for the BBE.

- Produced and sold out two shows of The Gentle Shepherd, Scotland's first opera
- Performed the opera at the Bloomington Early Music Festival (standing room only)
- Had our first artistic residency: Old Town School of Folk Music (3 months)
- Featured in the news: RedEye, Early Music America, WFMT, and the Chicago Tribune
- Received two critical reviews: the Hyde Park Herald and the Herald Times
- Commissioned four new works for period instruments from local composers
- Celebrated our first successful crowdsourcing campaign and donation drive
- Received new foundation support: Julian Grace Foundation and Alphawood Foundation
- Developed a cross-disciplinary collaboration with the DePaul Humanities Center
- Featured next generation artists from area universities and high schools
- Partnered with the Chicago Scots, Big Bricks, and Thistle & Heather Highland Dancers

With your help, 2017 CAN be even better.

The BBE has a new tradition of taking pics with our audience. These shots were taken at the sold out showings of The Gentle Shepherd in Chicago and Bloomington, IN.

What do animals, improv comedy, a Gaelic pub crawl, and music highlighting the city of Chicago have in common?

They're themes for what we're planning in our 2017 season, but we can only make them happen with your support. Your donations go straight to supporting the work of our artists: dancers, singers, instrumentalists, actors, composers, and visual artists. You might even be able to "double the donation" through an employer request match - which makes your gift go twice as far!

We'll Sweeten the Deal for you.

No donation is too small, but for those that give a little extra, you'll get a little extra!

$100 - Downloadable music, with new tracks from the BBE production of The Gentle Shepherd

$250 - Access to the video recording of The Gentle Shepherd


And for those who want behind the scenes access, you'll get a lot more!

$500 - Dessert on the town with Artistic Director Brandi Berry and Executive Director Thomas Alaan

$1,000 - Dinner (for 4) prepared by Artistic Director Brandi Berry and Executive Director Thomas Alaan

$1,750 or more - Concert (and dinner for 4) prepared & performed by Artistic Director Brandi Berry and Executive Director Thomas Alaan

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