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Hudson Valley BachFest

The Hudson Valley Society for Music
presents the 19th annual
Hudson Valley BachFest
June 8, 9, 10 & June 17, 2018


Concert Schedule (click here to view/print festival flyer)

Bach at Woodland Pond
Woodland Pond
100 Woodland Pond Circle, New Paltz
Friday, June 8, 7:30PM


Young Performers' North
New Paltz United Methodist Church
1 Grove Street, New Paltz
Saturday, June 9, 2:00PM

Young Performers' South
Cornwall Presbyterian Church
222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson
Saturday, June 9, 2:00PM


*** Click here to download young performers' application ***

Bach's Chamber Works
Cornwall Presbyterian Church
Saturday, June 9, 7:30PM


BWV 211, Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Coffee Cantata)
Edward J. Lundergan, conductor
Courtenay Budd, soprano
Marc Molomot, tenor
Kent Smith, baritone

W.B. 70, Quintet Op. 11, No. 1 in C Minor (J. C. Bach)

Prelude & Fugue in D,
BWV 532
Craig Williams, organ

Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
Sarah Bish, cello

Preludium No. 22 from Well-Tempered Clavier, arr. David Brensinger
Rejoice and Ring Bell Choir


Bach's Keyboard Works
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
17 South Avenue, Beacon
Sunday, June 10, 3:00PM


"The Main Event" - Bach's Large Choral/Orchestral Works
St. John's Lutheran Church
55 Wilbur Boulevard, Poughkeepsie
Sunday, June 17, 3:00PM


Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, BWV 1051
Rachel Evans and Charlotte Malin, violin

Cantata No. 21, Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis

Chamber Choir:
SWV 391, Selig sind die Toten (Heinrich Schütz)
Geistliches Lied (
Op. 30) (Johannes Brahms)

Durward Entrekin, Choral Conductor
Edward J. Lundergan, Orchestra Conductor
James Fitzwilliam, organ/harpsichord

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.

Click here for a wonderful review of our 2017 "Main Event" Concert by the Millbrook Independent!!

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

For information, contact:
Kit Cowan: (Choral Liaison)
Dr. Edward Lundergan: ("The Main Event")
Dr. Ruthanne Schempf: (Bach keyboard concert)

Emily Faxon: (Young Performers' and Saturday evening chamber concerts)