HUDSON VALLEY BACHFEST

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SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM THE HUDSON VALLEY SOCIETY FOR MUSIC 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ABOUT THE 2020 BACHFEST FESTIVAL

First, we want to say that we're thinking of you and all those whose lives have been affected by this devastating pandemic. You are all a part of our community, and if there's anything you feel we can do for you in these trying times, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

After consulting with our Board, we have concluded that we will not be able to present a BachFest festival this coming June. We feel that the unpredictable path of COVID-19 and the uncertainty of its immediate outcome make it unwise for us to offer concerts in which large numbers of concertgoers will congregate. The health and safety of our audiences, staff, volunteers, and artists remain our top priority at all times.

The Board is already in the process of planning the 2021 BachFest Festival, and we will be updating the schedule below in the coming months with new information. In the meantime, we implore you to take care of yourselves, be safe, and encourage others to do the same.

All of us at the Hudson Valley Society for Music thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support, generosity, patience and understand. We wish you all the best, and we wish you good health until we meet again.

Carol Lundergan, President

On Behalf of the Hudson Valley Society for Music Board of Directors

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.

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

BACHFEST CONCERT SERIES 2020 - CANCELLED

Christine Howlett  Choral Conductor

Edward Lundergan  Orchestral Conductor

JUNE 5TH

CANCELLED

FRIDAY

7:00PM

Bach at Woodland Pond

Woodland Pond

100 Woodland Pond Circle, New Paltz

Featuring chamber works by Bach and his contemporaries in a variety of interesting and sometimes unexpected instrumental combinations!

 

This concert is free to the public, but space is limited to 25 seats for non-residents.
Please call 256-5600 to reserve your seat.

JUNE 6TH

CANCELLED

SATURDAY

7:00PM

Bach's Keyboard Works

Zion Episcopal Church

12 Satterlee Place, Wappingers Falls

Bach's works for keyboard and organ

Tickets: $15 general; youth/students free.

 

This event is underwritten in part by the Central Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (CHVAGO).

JUNE 7TH

CANCELLED

SUNDAY

3:00PM

"Christmas in June"

Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Skinner Hall, Vassar College

124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie

This year's "Main Event" will feature portions of Bach's blissful Christmas Oratorio, performed by the BachFest Choir and Orchestra, under the direction of Christine Howlett, and Orchestral Suite No. 4, conducted by Edward Lundergan.

 

Tickets: $20 general; youth/students free.

JUNE 13TH

CANCELLED

SATURDAY

2:00PM

Young Performers

Young Performers North

Young Performers South

New Paltz United Methodist Church
1 Grove Street, New Paltz

Cornwall Presbyterian Church

222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson

These events are free to the public.

Click here to view/print Young Performers application.

JUNE 14TH

CANCELLED

SATURDAY

3:00PM

Bach's Chamber Works

Union Presbyterian Church

44 Balmville Road, Newburgh

featuring Bach's beautiful Cantata No. 82 ("Ich habe genug")

Tickets are $15 general; youth/students free.

This event is underwritten in part by CompuDat Systems, Inc.

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"Christmas in June" Concert –  Christine Howlett (choral) and Edward Lundergan (orchestral)
Keyboard and Chamber Concerts –  Ruthanne Schempf

Concert at Woodland Pond: Marcia Gates

Young Performers Concerts –  Emily Faxon (South) and Valentina Shatalova (North)

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