Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival – The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, founded in 1993, is a week-long summer music festival devoted to presenting the music of Bach alongside the music of another featured composer(s). “Bach is just the beginning” (tagline).
The festival takes place on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Outstanding performances infuse the Valley with unequaled musical richness. Additional offerings include internships, youth programs, Road Scholar (Elderhostel), and the Virginia Baroque Performance Academy.
The Festival Orchestra, with its fine professional musicians from all over the country, produces vibrant performances. Nationally acclaimed featured soloists amaze audiences. Membership in the Festival Choir, a volunteer ensemble, is open to the public and allows vocalists, both amateur and professional, to sing the most celebrated works of the orchestral-choral repertoire. The quality of the performances is first-rate.
The Festival, widely recognized for its artistic excellence, has been named the “jewel in Harrisonburg’s crown” by the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
Festival genre: Music festival
Top events to expect for the Bach festival:
- 3 Festival Concerts with orchestra/choir/soloists,
- 6 chamber music concerts,
- Leipzig Service,
- Baroque workshop faculty recital,
- youth performers
Top 5 words to describe this festival?:
- first-rate quality,
- fantastic music,
- diverse offerings,
- music for all age groups,
- reasonable prices
Location of Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, Virginia, 22802
Expected Attendance: 4,000
Festival / event start date: June 8, 2014 to June 15, 2014
The Shenandoah Valley Bach festival is one of the best festivals in Virginia!