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Hudson Valley BachFest

The Hudson Valley Society for Music
presents the 17th annual
Hudson Valley BachFest
June 25 & 26, 2016

Click here to view/print Young Performers' Concert application


Saturday, June 25
2:00 PM

Young Performers' Concert "South"

Cornwall Presbyterian Church

222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson

Young Performers' Concert "North"

New Paltz United Methodist Church

1 Grove Street, New Paltz

Join us for an afternoon of wonderful, spirited performances of
Bach's music by talented young performers of the Hudson Valley!

Free Admission


Saturday, June 25
7:30 PM

Bach's chamber works

Cornwall Presbyterian Church

Suggested Donation: $15
Students and Youth Free


Sunday, June 26

Bach Church Services

Various locations throughout the Hudson Valley


Sunday, June 26
7:00 PM

"The Main Event"
Bach's larger choral and orchestral works

Cantata No. 6 - Bleib, bei uns

Cantata 11 - Lobet Gott in seinen Riechen

BachFest Choir and Orchestra

"Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe" from Musikalische Exequien (Heinrich Schütz)

"Herr, nun lassest du deinen Diener" SWV 433 (Heinrich Schütz)

BachFest Chamber Choir and Orchestra

Christine Howlett, conductor

 Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047

BachFest Orchestra

Edward Lundergan, conductor


James Fitzwilliam organ


Christ Episcopal Church
20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie

Suggested Donation: $20
Students and Youth Free

The Hudson Valley BachFest is an annual weekend marathon of four concerts and multiple church services celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.  The festival takes place in three Hudson Valley locations: Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties.  For directions to Christ Episcopal Church and Cornwall Presbyterian Church click here.

For a comprehensive listing of Bach's cantatas and other vocal works, including texts, translations, scores, articles and performers, click here.

For information, contact:
Dr. Christine Howlett: ("The Main Event" Choral works)
Dr. Edward Lundergan: ("The Main Event" Orchestral work)
Carol Lundergan: (Church Services)
Emily Faxon: (Young Performers' and Sunday chamber concerts)