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Hudson Valley BachFest

The Hudson Valley Society for Music
presents the 16th annual
Hudson Valley BachFest
June 6 & 7, 2015

Click here for information about joining our BachFest 2015 Choir!

Click here to view/print Young Performers' Concert application

Click here to view/print BachFest 2015 flyer


Saturday, June 6
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 6
7:30 PM

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

Cantata No. 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden
Cantata No. 21, Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis

BachFest Festival Choir & Orchestra

Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh. 159

BachFest Chamber Choir

Christine Howlett, choral conductor


Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050

Edward Lundergan, orchestral conductor


James Fitzwilliam, organ


Christ Episcopal Church
20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie

Suggested Donation: $20
Students and Youth Free


Sunday, June 7

Bach Church Services

Various locations throughout the Hudson Valley
(please e-mail your church service information to
Carol Lundergan,


Sunday, June 7
3:30 PM

Bach's chamber works

Wedding Cantata, BWV 202
Suzanne Clune, soprano
Bach Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
Susan Seligman, cello
Bach Piano Works
Ruthanne Schempf, piano
Bach Chorales
Cornwall Presbyterian Choir (Ruthanne Schempf, director)

Keyboard Quintet Op. 22 No. 1 in D Major
(J. C. Bach)
for flute, oboe, violin, cello and harpsichord

Cornwall Presbyterian Church

Suggested Donation: $15
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)