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Hudson Valley BachFest

The Hudson Valley Society for Music
presents the 18th annual
Hudson Valley BachFest
June 10, 11, 17 and 18

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Saturday, June 10
2:00 PM

Young Performers' Concert "South"

Cornwall Presbyterian Church

222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson

Young Performers' Concert "North"


New Paltz United Methodist Church

1 Grove Street, New Paltz

Join us for an afternoon of wonderful, spirited performances of
Bach's music by talented young performers of the Hudson Valley!


Free Admission

Click here to view/print the Young Performers' application - due May 31!

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Sunday, June 11
3:00 PM

"The Main Event"
Bach's larger choral and orchestral works

Cantata No. 109, Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben

Cantata 30 - Freue dich, erlöste Schar

BachFest Choir and Orchestra
Christine Howlett, conductor

 Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043

BachFest Orchestra
Edward Lundergan, conductor

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James Fitzwilliam organ

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Skinner Hall, Vassar College
124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY

Suggested Donation: $20
Students and Youth Free

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Click here to view the Bach 2017 Choral "Welcome" Letter and
to register to join the BachFest choir!

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Saturday, June 17
7:30 PM

Bach's Chamber Works

Bach Organ Work

Selections from the Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080

Bach Cello Suite

Ecumenical Choir
Cornwall Presbyterian Church Bell Choir


Quintet Op. 11, No. 1 in C Major (J. C. Bach)

Motet: Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227

BachFest Chamber Choir
Edward Lundergan, conductor

Cornwall Presbyterian Church

Suggested Donation: $15
Students and Youth Free

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Sunday, June 18
3:00 PM

Bach's Keyboard Works

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
17 South Avenue, Beacon

Suggested Donation: $15
Students and Youth Free


The Hudson Valley BachFest is an annual multi-weekend marathon of five concerts and multiple church services celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.  The festival takes place in three Hudson Valley locations: Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties.

For a comprehensive listing of Bach's cantatas and other vocal works, including texts, translations, scores, articles and performers, click here.


For information, contact:
Dr. Christine Howlett: chhowlett@vassar.edu ("The Main Event" Choral works)
Dr. Edward Lundergan: lunderge@newpaltz.edu ("The Main Event" Orchestral work)
Dr. Ruthanne Schempf: schempfr@newpaltz.edu (Bach keyboard concert)

Emily Faxon:
emilyfaxon@aol.com (Young Performers' and Saturday evening chamber concerts)