Presented by the Kulas Foundation: The 23/24 Bach Festival is pleased to present the Festival in 3 parts, or Inventions, with events in October (2023), January and April.

Experience Bach’s impact on music spanning generations.

Dirk Garner, artistic director  


1962 Festival Poinar Chookasian

Bach Festival history

Celebrate the rich history of
Bach Festival

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Bach Festival Legacy

2023-2024 donors

Bach Festival and
Honor Roll of Conservatory

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Dirk Garner

Bach's St. John Passion

A listener's guide by
BW's Dr. Kent Cleland

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Bach Festival Historical Photo Gallery

Johann Sebastian Bach; painting by Elias Gottlob Haussmann, 1746

1982 BachFest Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Riemenschneider

Albert and Selma Riemenschneider 1947Albert Retirement Dinner

John Riemenscheider, Betsy Riemenscheider-Sales, Tom Riemenscheider at harpsichord

Bach Fest 1954 Chookasian Miller, Marshall, Macgrego

Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik

Mass in B Minor Retrospective: Journey with us as we explore movements from decades of Bach Festival recordings of the Mass in B Minor. We begin with 1955 and end with our most recent performance in 2015.

To view Bach Festival historical photos as an automated slideshow, please click the photos button below, then the slideshow icon on the upper-right side on Flickr.