HUDSON VALLEY BACHFEST
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
Bach at 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.
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).
"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.
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.
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.