The IOHIO is grateful for your donation during the pandemic

       Oaxaca churches were closed in March, and just a few of them have opened up recently for masses with strictly enforced coronavirus regulations. For the IOHIO this has meant the suspension of our usual on-site activities: concerts, masses, lessons, and field trips. We have shifted toward online work and virtual events and have thus been able to continue working to support of the historic organs.

Achievements in 2020

*Celebration of the 13th International Organ and Early Music Festival in February 2020, presenting 9 concerts and 5 field trips in 6 days and including more than 120 participants. (By sheer luck we just managed to avoid the outbreak of the coronavirus).
*Announcement of the IOHIO YouTube Channel offering Oaxaca folk music and selections from the 2020 Festival concerts.
* Upgraded promotional material and extensive communication through Facebook (Instituto de Órganos Históricos de Oaxaca), Instagram, and Twitter.
*Virtual masses with organ accompaniment projected from the Oaxaca Cathedral and the Jalatlaco and Tlacolula churches. The other restored organs are still not accessible.
*Virtual concerts, interviews, and conferences.
*Advances in the organization of our catalogue of the Oaxaca organs.

Our goals for 2021

*Publication of our catalog of Oaxaca organs in English and Spanish. Once the churches reopen and the organs are once again accessible, we can re-photograph them and tie up this project.
*Presentation of the renewed IOHIO web page.
*Ongoing activities (virtual or not?): concerts, masses, lessons, field trips, conferences.
*Organization of the 14th International Organ and Early Music Festival programmed for February 2022 (?). This requires months of work in the latter part of the year.

         Please consider making a donation to keep the IOHIO moving ahead during these complicated times. Your contributions are our main source of funding, supplemented only by sales of our books and CDs and residual festival income. We hope that both past and first-time Friends of the IOHIO may be inspired to support this unique initiative which has had such an important impact on the cultural life of Oaxaca.

With all best wishes and please take good care!
Cicely Winter


How to donate

1. US Dollars using PayPal or debit/credit card (tax deductible in the US).

2. US Dollars as a check made out to “Oaxaca Lending Library Foundation” (registered as a 501 (c) (3) for tax deductibility in the US), noting IOHIO in the lower left corner, to:

Oaxaca Lending Library Foundation
c/o Umpqua Bank
P.O. Box 1820
Roseburg, OR 97470

These checks will be deposited to the OLLF account and then transferred to the IOHIO account in Oaxaca.

3. Mexican pesos as a cash deposit or transfer from another Mexican bank to our account:
Instituto de Órganos Históricos de Oaxaca A.C.
Citibanamex account number 70091603827
CLABE 002610700916038278
Please contact us with the date and amount of your deposit.

4. Donations in euros, please contact us for instructions.

(Note: a wire transfer from a US bank to our Mexican account will incur a foreign transaction fee, usually around $15.00. Confirm this with your bank and please add it to your donation.)