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Lexington Bach Festival, Michigan

Name:

Lexington Bach Festival
Bach and Friends Music Festival

Location:

Lexington, Michigan, USA

Venues:

First Congregational Church of Port Huron, Lexington
Thomas Edison Inn of Port Huron, Lexington
St. Denis Catholic Church, 5366 Main St, Lexington

Years:

Since 1999 (Annual Festival)

Months:

September

Artistic Director:

Don Th. Jaeger

Ensembles:

V/A

Website:

Lexington Arts Council: Bach and Friends Festival
Michigan Municipal League: July/August 2009 Preview

History & Mission:

Lexington's music program, Music in the Park, began in 1994 with three summer concerts in the Lexington Village Park. This small effort grew over the years to become an annual concert schedule of eight free summer musical events held in Patrick Tierney Park at the Lexington harbor.

In 1999 the courageous group of local volunteers began the annual Lexington Bach Festival. This four-day festival brings world-class musicians to Lexington to perform together honoring the musical genius of Bach and many of his friends.

In 2002, the organization became a non-profit Corporation and was formally named The Lexington Arts Council (LAC). Also in 2002, the Council added another musical venue to its schedule and began the sponsorship of Thumbfest with the Blue Water Folk Society.

The annual programming budget of the Lexington Arts Council now exceeds $90,000 and is raised through modest gate receipts for The Lexington Bach Festival, the generous financial support of corporate and individual contributors, and the hard work of the members of this all-volunteer organization.

The Lexington Bach Festival continues to bring exciting musical performances and performers to its charming village. The festival houses and entertains over 120 musicians, proudly featuring The Lexington Festival Orchestra and Soloists and Music Conductor, Don Th. Jaeger.

Recent Festivals:

10th Festival: Sep 13-20, 2009

11th Festival: Sep 12-19, 2010

Logo:

10th Festival - 2009

Source: Lexington Arts Council Website

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (November 2009 - December 2010)

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