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Bach Festival of Philadelphia

Name:

The Bach Festival of Philadelphia = Philadelphia Bach Festival

Location:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Venues:

St. Paul's Church, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave., Philadelphia, PA
1904 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, Locust Street, Philadelpis, PA (Cantata Series 2013-2014)

Years:

Since 1976 (Annual Festival & Cantata Series)

Months:

Oct-May

Artistic Director:

Michael Korn (1976-1991)
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Jonathan Sternberg (2004-2008)
Matthew Glandorf (2009-Present)

Ensembles:

Philadelphia Singers
Bach Collegium
Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia

Website:

Bach Festival of Phildelphia
Choral Arts of Philadelphia

History & Mission:

At the heart of J.S. Bach's output are the Cantatas. Roughly 200 of them survive. It is not entirely known how many of them have been lost. It is my vision for the Bach Festival to bring the message of this powerful music into the communities of our city. I find in Bach's music a message of hope for those who are in despair, a message of peace to those who live in fear of violence, a message of comfort to those who grieve, and a message of joy for all who care to be touched by its sheer exuberance!

The Cantatas were meant to be “Public Music.” This is not music for Kings or a special few. They were intended for public performance in St. Thomas Church in Leipzig for the people of every echelon of society. I believe the power of this music holds the same today as it did then for all people, regardless age, creed or color.

Author: Matthew Glandorf

Recent Festivals:

Jun 3-5, 2011
Mar 30-Apr 1, 2012

Apr 28-May 5, 2013

Logo:

1st Season: 1976-1977

2nd Season: 1977-1978

3rd Season: 1978-1979

4th Season: 1979-1980

5th Season: 1980-1981

6th Season: 1981-1982

7th Season: 1982-1983

8th Season: 1983-1984

9th Season: 1984-1985

10th Season: 1985-1986

11th Season: 1986-1987

12th Season: 1987-1988

13th Season: 1988-1989

14th Season: 1989-1990

15th Season: 1990-1991

16th Season: 1991-1992

17th Season: 1992-1993

18th Season: 1993-1994

19th Season: 1994-1995

20th Season: 1995-1996

21st Season: 1996-1997

22nd Season: 1997-1998

23rd Season: 1998-1999

Thomanerchor Leipzig: Feb 1998

24th Season: 1999-2000

25th Season: 2000-2001

26th Season: 2001-2002

27th Season: 2002-2003

28th Season: 2003-2004

29th Season: 2004-2005

30th Season: 2005-2006

30th Season: 2005-2006 - Concert Art of Fugue

31st Season: 2006-2007

32nd Season: 2007-2008

Bach to the Future

Bach at 7 - Fall 2013

Source: The Bach Festival of Philadelphia: Past Years Programs

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (February 2008 - March 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Guido Gaeffke (February 2008)

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