Due to the COVID-19 situation, we will not be able to have the Peoria Bach Festival this year, and we hope to be able to present the concerts that we had planned for this summer in June of 2021.
Join us for our 18th Season: 2020 Schedule of Events For the Peoria Bach Festival
All events with the exception of the first will be held at: Trinity Lutheran Church • 135 NE Randolph Ave. • Peoria, Illinois 61606
Friday, May 29th 7:30 p.m. - Bach Festival Opening Concert, Craig Cramer, organ (free)
This concert will be hosted as part of the Gretchen Iben Concert Series at Westminster Presbyterian Church • 1420 Moss Ave. • Peoria, IL
Monday, June 1st 12:05 p.m. - Bach at Noon: Young Musicians' Concert (free) This concert is for musicians that are in 8th grade or younger. Applications may be submitted through Google Forms by following this link: https://forms.gle/RaT8nGynAkDucZVX7. Applications must be submitted by May 25th at midnight.
Tuesday, June 2nd 12:05 p.m. - Bach at Noon: Music for Strings (free) Marcia Henry Liebenow, violin; and friends! Wednesday, June 3rd 12:00 p.m. - Bach’s Lecture: "Bach's Toolkit" (free)
Thursday, June 4th 10:00 a.m. - "Hey Kids! Meet Mr. Bach: Bach's Toolkit" (Admission $3 for first child, $2 for every additional child) with David Cyzak returning as Mr. Bach!
12:05 p.m. - Bach at Noon: Baroque Chamber Music (free) Peoria Bach Players, Lisette Kielson, director
5:15 p.m. - Bach and the Language of Lament (free) John Orfe, piano
Friday, June 5th 12:05 p.m. - Bach at Noon: Community Musicians' Concert (free) This concert is for musicians that are in high school or older. Applications may be submitted through Google Forms by following this link: https://forms.gle/oq1YCxWjj71YqutW7. Applications must be submitted by May 25th at midnight. 7:15 p.m. - Pre-Concert Lecture Tim Fredstrom
8:00 p.m. – Music of Bach and Handel (Admission: $15 adults/$10 students) Bach: Brandenburg Concert No. 1 BWV 1046 Handel: Silete venti (Silent, ye winds) - Courtney Huffman, soprano Bach: Oboe Concerto BWV 1053 - Jennet Ingle, oboe Handel: The King Shall Rejoice John Jost & Tim Fredstrom, conductors Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra
Saturday, June 6th 7:15 p.m. - Pre-Concert Lecture Maurice Boyer
8:00 p.m. – Cantatas of J.S. Bach (Admission: $15 adults/$10 students) Cantata BWV 37 Wer da gläubet (He who believeth) Cantata BWV 95 Christus, der ist mein Leben (Christ, who is my life) Cantata BWV 75 Die Elenden sollen essen (The starving shall eat) Soloists: Lori Boyer, soprano; Stephanie Ruggles, mezzo-soprano; Zachary Devin, tenor; Gerard Sundberg, baritone; Maurice Boyer, guest conductor Peoria Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra
Sunday, June 7th Festival Worship Services - 8:00 & 10:45 a.m. Peoria Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra Come join us in worship as we bring the 18th Peoria Bach Festival to a close. Choruses and chorales from Cantatas BWV 37, 95, and 75 to be sung at both services
All events with the exception of the first concert will be held at: Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 NE Randoph Ave., Peoria, IL 61606. For more information or directions please call (309) 676-4609.