Whittier College News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
70th Annual Whittier College Bach Festival Gets Underway
WHITTIER, CA (MARCH 9, 2007) – The sounds of Johann Sebastian Bach return with a weeklong celebration of the German’s music. Concerts will take place at a variety of venues and will feature performances by students and professional musicians. (562) 907-4237.
The Whittier College Bach Festival was founded in 1937 by Margaretha Lohmann, the dean of the music department and is the oldest collegiate Bach festival west of the Mississippi. The first concert took place on May 14, 1938 and included performances of Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light, Jesus, Priceless Treasure and A Firm Fortress Is Our God.
Many compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries have been presented by Whittier College students, faculty and guest artists. Past performers have included: Ruth Haroldson, LuRuth Anderson, Danilo Lozano, Joseph Sundstrom and Jeanette Wong.
Founded by Quakers in
1887, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering a
traditional liberal arts program integrated with both professional and
pre-professional courses of study. With an emphasis on diversity, community, and
curricular innovation, the College’s primary mission is to endow students with
the education, skills, and values appropriate for global leadership and service.
Whittier College is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).
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