Our achievements in 2023

*Presentation of the 14th International Organ and Early Music Festival, February 22-27, 2023 (postponed from February, 2022). Nearly 100 people participated in this magna-event which offered concerts on eight organs, field trips to eight villages with unrestored organs, and meals in the local communities.
*Conclusion of the field trips to conserve and photograph 60 unrestored and 11 restored organs
located in 65 communities.
*Four organ concerts: Yanhuitlán (August 6), Tlacochahuaya (August 27), and Tamazulapan
(September 10) with five IOHIO organists; Tlacolula, Jesús González (August 14). (See Audio Visual)
*Publication online of the “Cuaderno de Domingo Flores” (San Bartolo Yautepec), with transcriptions of the music by Aurelio Tello and an introduction by Cicely Winter. The document was discovered by the IOHIO in 2001.
*Significant advances on the revised IOHIO website in its new platform.   
*Organization of cultural activities for the Yale Institute of Sacred Music (May 26) and the opportunity for post-graduate organ students and their teachers to play four organs (June 4-5).
*Photographic documentation of music manuscripts discovered in Santiago Guevea de Humboldtand Santa María Pápalo; a copy (USB) was delivered to each community.
*Distribution of the second edition of the book “Música Regional Oaxaqueña de ayer y hoy” (2023) by Cecilia Winter (100 of the 500 copies have already been sold or given away); all proceeds benefit the IOHIO.

Our goals for 2024

*Finish and upload our renewed website in English and Spanish
*Prepare for publication in 2025 our definitive catalog in English and Spanish “The Historic Pipe Organs of Oaxaca, Mexico” / “Los Órganos Tubulares Históricos de Oaxaca, México”.
*Present concerts by IOHIO and visiting organists.
*Preliminary organization of the 15th IOHIO Organ Festival for February 2025.

Please consider making a donation to the IOHIO in order to keep us moving ahead, since your contributions are our main source of funding. We encourage both past and first-time Friends of the IOHIO to support this unique cultural initiative.

With all best wishes.
Cicely Winter

(We invite you to visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to keep updated about our activities and to listen to our concerts on the IOHIO YouTube cannel. Our social media networks have been designed and maintained by organist Isaí Guzmán and have nearly 8000 followers.)


1. US Dollars using PayPal or debit/credit card (tax deductible in the US). If you use PayPal, please add their processing fee to your donation.

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 may incur a foreign transaction fee, usually around $15.00. Confirm this with your bank and please add it to your donation.)