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Rochester Bach Festival

Name:

Rochester Bach Festival

Location:

Rochester, New York, USA

Venues:

Downtown United Presb. Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh St, Rochester, NY
St. Anne Church, 1600 Mt. Hope Ave., Rochester, NY
Christ Church, 141 East Ave., Rochester, NY

Years:

1955-2007 (Annual Festival & Monthly "50 cantatas" Series)

Months:

Festival: February-March
Cantata Series: September-June

Artistic Director:

James E. Bobb
J. Melvin Butler
Thomas Folan (1992-2005)
David Hou (2005-2007)

Ensembles:

Rochester Bach Festival Chorus
Rochester Bach Festival Orchestra
University of Rochester’s Chamber Singers
Musica Spei (Music of Hope)
Eastman Trombone Choir
Rochester Chamber Orchestra.

Website:

www.rochesterbachfestival.org [N/A]

History & Mission:

The Rochester Bach Festival celebrated the music of J.S. Bach and other Baroque composers. The 40-voice Bach Festival Chorus performed a multi-concert festival each year. The Festival also sponsored instrumental concert series, and educational and community outreach performances.
The Rochester Bach Festival, which was the city's oldest early-music organization, suspended much of its 2005-2006 season due to a cash crunch. No activity of the festival is known after 2007.

Recent Festivals:

Mar 15-23, 2003
Nov 4, 2006

Logo:

Source: Bits & pieces from various sources

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (October 2013)

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