The St Johns Southgate Bach Foundation was formed in 2011 to encourage donations and other activities supporting the cantata program.

Since its formation, it has achieved this by:

  • receiving donations and making contributions to St Johns towards ongoing cantata program operational costs
  • establishing a capital fund, aiming to provide ongoing financial security for the program
  • purchasing musical instruments for the program, such as the concert harpsichord and a specialised recorder
  • supporting special projects, such as the visiting music director, special cantata performances, involvement of visiting international ensembles
  • acquiring the Bach Cantata Score Library in 2016 and taking over its management

Donations over $2 to the “St Johns Southgate Bach Foundation Gift Fund” are tax-deductible.

To make a tax-deductible donation and receive a receipt:

Use the offering envelope provided at cantata services:
Include the “Donation Receipt Request” form in your offering envelope.
Your receipt will be posted or emailed.

Electronic donations by direct bank transfer:
BSB 013-128 A/C 2783-73397
Make sure that you tell us who you are by email, to make sure we can issue you a receipt. Email us directly at:

or alternatively:
Use the PayPal Giving Fund:
Scan the QR code.  Receipts are issued immediately.

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Structure and Governance