Join us for the 2022 St. Louis Bach Festival
BACH FESTIVAL EVENTS
Saturday, April 23, 2022 | 3 P.M.
Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church, St. Louis
The 2021-2022 Bach Society Young Artist Award recipients present a community concert designed to showcase their talent. The performance includes a wide selection of music from operatic and oratorio repertoires. Attendance is free, advanced registration is strongly recommended due to limited capacity.
Monday, April 25, 2022 | 12 P.M.
Online – Digital Premiere
An Educational 3-Part Video Series designed to inspire singers and potential singers in grades 3-8. “Finding Your Voice” highlights the voices, experiences, and inspirations behind three active and working musicians of color, all with ties to the Bach Society of Saint Louis.
Saturday, April 30 | 3 P.M.
Salem United Methodist Church
Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos are broadly regarded as premier examples of Baroque orchestral music. Concertmaster Lenora-Marya Anop will lead the Bach Society Orchestra in a rare performance of all six instrumental masterpieces presented in one afternoon. This brilliant performance of intimate and virtuosic chamber music will be a highlight of the 2022 St. Louis Bach Festival.
Saturday, May 7, 2022 | 11:00 A.M. – 1 P.M.
The Church of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL
The Bach Society of Saint Louis invites you to raise your voice at a guided Messiah singalong. Join singers from the Bach Society Chorus and numerous other local choirs as we sing through select movements of Handel’s beloved masterpiece accompanied by the Bach Society Orchestra. You’ll also have the chance to hear local singers perform familiar arias from the masterwork. Participation is free. Advanced registration is required.
Sunday, May 15, 2022 | 3:00 P.M.
First Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood
The Bach Society of Saint Louis concludes its 2021-2022 Season with a performance of J.S. Bach’s monumental masterwork, the Mass in B Minor. One of the most profound and astounding spiritual testaments ever composed, it took 35 years to complete and remains a living testimony to Bach’s deep faith and his artistic virtuosity. Every note from the opening Kyrie to the final Dona nobis pacem plays a part in making what many consider to be Bach’s ultimate musical legacy.
Music Director and Conductor A. Dennis Sparger leads the Bach Society Chorus and Orchestra and features soprano Mary Wilson, countertenor Jay Carter, tenor Gene Stenger, and baritone Elijah Blaisdell.