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Hudson Valley BachFest

The Hudson Valley Society for Music
presents the 19th annual
Hudson Valley BachFest
June 8 & 9 & June 14 & 15, 2019

20th Anniversary Season!!


"Bach the Virtuoso"
Bach's Keyboard Works
Zion Episcopal Church
12 Satterlee Place, Wappingers Falls
Saturday, June 8, 7:30PM


"Bach the Master"
Bach's Large Choral/Orchestral Works
Skinner Hall, Vassar College
124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie
Sunday, June 9, 3:00PM


Motet Fürchte dich nicht, BWV 228
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068
Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243

Edward Lundergan, orchestral conductor
Laura Ramsey Russell, choral conductor


"Bach the Patriarch"
Bach at Woodland Pond
Woodland Pond
100 Woodland Pond Circle, New Paltz
Friday, June 14, 7:30PM


"Bach the Teacher"
Young Performers' North
New Paltz United Methodist Church
1 Grove Street, New Paltz
Saturday, June 15, 2:00PM

Young Performers' South
Cornwall Presbyterian Church
222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson
Saturday, June 15, 2:00PM


*** Click here to download young performers' application ***

"Bach the Borrower"
Bach's Chamber Works
(inspired by or based on other composers' works)
Cornwall Presbyterian Church
Saturday, June 15, 7:30PM


The Hudson Valley BachFest is an annual multi-weekend marathon of six 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.

Click here for a wonderful review of our 2017 "Main Event" Concert by the Millbrook Independent!!

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

For information, contact:
Kit Cowan: (Choral Liaison)
Dr. Edward Lundergan: ("The Main Event")
Dr. Ruthanne Schempf: (Bach keyboard concert)

Emily Faxon: (Young Performers' and Saturday evening chamber concerts)