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Experience masterworks of the centuries and be moved by the power of music. Let the Bach Festival Society take you on a journey inspired by the greatest music talents of all time.


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Paul Jacobs, Organ

  • Friday, February 13
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Knowles Memorial Chapel

This Grammy Award-winner, called “one of the most supremely gifted organists of his generation” by The Chicago Tribune, unites technical skills of the first order with probing emotional artistry.



Concertos by Candlelight: Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Mozart

  • Friday, February 20
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Knowles Memorial Chapel

Glorious music in an unforgettable candlelit setting.
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, performed by violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg.
This piece contains all the drama, allure, and virtuosity that a great concerto needs, plus the delicate sparkle that Mendelssohn channeled more than any other composer.
Beethoven Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op. 80, featuring pianist Gloria Cook and the Bach Festival Choir. This work was Beethoven’s “testing ground” for his Symphony No. 9.
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K622, performed by William R. Hudgins, principal clarinetist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Mozart’s final completed concerto contains some of his finest writing for any instrument.

Concertos by Candlelight: Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Mozart

  • Saturday, February 21
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Knowles Memorial Chapel

Glorious music in an unforgettable candlelit setting.
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, performed by violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg.
This piece contains all the drama, allure, and virtuosity that a great concerto needs, plus the delicate sparkle that Mendelssohn channeled more than any other composer.
Beethoven Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op. 80, featuring pianist Gloria Cook and the Bach Festival Choir. This work was Beethoven’s “testing ground” for his Symphony No. 9.
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K622, performed by William R. Hudgins, principal clarinetist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Mozart’s final completed concerto contains some of his finest writing for any instrument.

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin, and Anne-Marie McDermott, Piano

  • Sunday, February 22
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tiedtke Concert Hall

Both of these artists perform regularly with the world’s leading orchestras, and we’re pleased
to present them together in an intimate recital.
“Ms. Salerno-Sonnenberg and Ms. McDermott are musicians who bring considerable energy and
emotional rawness to the music at hand….” – The New York Times

Program to be announced.



Open Rehearsal: Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem

  • Thursday, February 26
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Knowles Memorial Chapel

A “behind-the-scenes” experience with conductor Dr. John V. Sinclair featuring the Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra as they prepare to perform Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem on the 80th Annual Winter Park Bach Festival.

Brahms and Beethoven

  • Saturday, February 28
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Knowles Memorial Chapel

Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45
Moving and powerfully emotional, this is the deeply personal culmination of his choral compositions.
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
It has delighted and thrilled audiences since it was first presented in Vienna nearly two centuries ago.

Julia Foster | soprano
Kevin Deas | bass

J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor

  • Sunday, March 1
  • 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Knowles Memorial Chapel

Featuring musical and spiritual unity on a grand scale. This work was first performed by the Bach Festival Choir in 1940, marking the first time this cornerstone of western musical tradition was performed south of the Mason-Dixon line.

Arisa Kusumi | soprano
Laura Pudwell | mezzo-soprano
Robert Breault | tenor
Kevin Deas | bass