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Grand Rapids Bach Festival

Name:

Grand Rapids Bach Festival

Location:

Grand Rapids, Miami, USA

Venues:

Calvin College - 3201 Burton, SE, Grand Rapids, MI
Various downtown Grand Rapids churches, MI

Years:

Since 1997 (Biennial Festival)

Months:

Two weeks in March-April

Artistic Director:

Founding President: Linn Maxwell Keller
President: Stephanie Wiltse
Music Director: Martin Werner

Ensembles:

The Bach Chorale

Website:

Grand Rapids Bach Festival
Bach Chorale of Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Bach Festival on Facebook

History & Mission:

The Grand Rapids Bach Festival was founded as a three-day event in 1997 by noted mezzo-soprano Linn Maxwell Keller, who had performed in Bach festivals nationwide and envisioned only a one-time Bach celebration in West Michigan. Since then, under the guidance of Keller and a dedicated board of directors, the Festival has expanded significantly into a more than week-long celebration held every two years that involves a variety of community partnerships, educational opportunities, performances by professional musicians and family events.

Mission:

To infuse the community with opportunities to discover the works of J.S. Bach. To foster transformational experiences through music.

Recent Festivals:

Apr 14-Apr 26, 2009
Mar 3-20, 2011

Apr 21-27, 2013

Logo:

2009 2013

Source: Grand Rapids Bach Festival Website

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (October 2009 - March 2013)

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