HUDSON VALLEY BACHFEST

June 5 - 7 & June 13 - 14, 2020 | Our 21st Anniversary Season!

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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

Christine Howlett  Choral Conductor

Edward Lundergan  Orchestral Conductor

JUNE 5TH

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

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

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

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

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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