Bach Festival

The Department of Music at Whittier College hosts its annual Bach Festival to support its educational mission and to enhance the musical experiences of our students and the Southern California community.

Each spring, we bring a special emphasis to our Bach Festival. Past foci have included women who affected Bach’s musical compositions and the influence of his music in Latin America.

Please join us for a week filled with the music of J.S. Bach. All concerts are presented in Memorial Chapel. ​For more information, please call 562.907.4237.

79th Annual Whittier College Bach Festival

Bach Musicale

Friday, April 1, 2016
​12:00 p.m. 
Memorial Chapel
Event is free and open to the public.
Student and faculty performances of music by Bach and his contemporaries.

Choral Concert – Chorale Bel Canto

Saturday, April 2, 2016
4 p.m. 
For tickets to this concert only, 888-460-9222 or the Chorale Bel Canto website

Chorale Bel Canto and Chamber Ensemble
tephen Gothold, Director
With guest soloists & chamber orchestra, plus classical guitar music in the courtyard

Cantata BW 4 - Christ lag in Todesbanden
Cantata BWV 6 - Bleib bei uns

Bach Festival Concert - Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Saturday, April 2, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Ruth B. Shannon Center for Performing Arts
For tickets to this concert only, 562.907.4203 or the Shannon Center Online Box Office 

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
John Dearman, Matthew Grief, William Kanengiser, Scott Tennant

Bach Festival Concert - Raymond Erickson '63 and Danny Lozano

Sunday, April 3, 2016
4:00 p.m.
Memorial Chapel

Click here to download the Bach Festival logo.