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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fund for Vocal Recordings

The Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fund for Vocal Recordings honors the late Justice’s love of vocal music — the music and its performers, and her support of Cedille Records.

HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $250,000


Or to make a pledge, donate securities, or donate by check, please fill out and return this form.


Supporting Chicago’s Finest Vocalists

Since 1989, Cedille Records has released nearly 40 albums featuring over 40 difference vocal soloists and ensembles. To date, over 60 vocal works in Cedille’s catalog are world premiere recordings.

“Recording an album gives you a lot of artistic freedom. That’s different from performing in an opera or concert when you [are working with] lots of different opinions on the story you’re telling. In recording, you’re able to say whatever you want to say, essentially. And that’s really meaningful and just so honest.”

Will Liverman

“Vocalists have a particularly interesting [career] path because our voices are in our body, and our body changes. You can have a legacy through recording. That’s really important for vocalists.”

Nicole Cabell

Your gift to the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fund for Vocal Recordings will support Cedille recordings that feature vocal works.

Supporters are invited to fulfill their pledge over a three-year period. To make a multi-year pledge, donate securities, or donate by check, please fill out and return this form.


Celebrate and Honor

Celebrate and honor Justice Ginsburg’s love of vocal music by donating to the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fund for Vocal Recordings.

All donors of gifts received or pledged in 2022 will be listed as Founding Supporters of the Fund in donor listings and may be invited to attend private events, recordings sessions, and receive other exclusive benefits. The Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fund for Vocal Recordings welcomes gifts of all sizes, including estate gifts.

I view recordings as one way in which all of us can create a legacy. We want to be remembered. Everybody wants to be remembered.

Renée Fleming

Vocalists build a legacy through their recordings. Those recordings can be part of your legacy, too.

Please contact Julie Polanski, either by email or phone (773-989-2518), for more information about making an estate gift. Or print, complete, and return this linked form.

Photo by Timothy White

Our Commitment to Vocal Recordings

The Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fund for Vocal Recordings commits Cedille to releasing at least one vocal album every year beginning in 2023. Vocal recordings currently planned include:

L’amant anonyme 1780 opera by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges featuring Nicole Cabell and the Haymarket Opera Company (release in 2023)*
Mark Steven Doss recital in honor of the Bel Canto Foundation (release in 2023)
Chicago a cappella: Hanukkah a cappella (release in 2023)
Will Liverman: Women Composers project (featuring Renée Fleming, Nicole Cabell, et al.) (release in 2024)
Terra Nostra oratario by Stacy Garrop (release in 2024)*
Ian Koziara: late-Romantic composers recital (release in 2024 or 2025)

*World Premiere Recording