Annual Whittier College Bach Festival


Whittier Back FestialThe 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.

The 83rd Annual Whittier College Bach Festival will be on April 14-16.

All events are free to attend and open to the public.

Bach Poet Musicale: Friday, April 14 at 12 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel

Bach Festival Concert: Sunday, April 16

  • 3 p.m. Pre-Concert Lecture "Women of the Baroque" by Teresa LeVelle in Arnold Hall
  • 4 p.m. Bach Festival Concert in Memorial Chapel
    • Featuring the music of Barbara Strozzi, Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, and J.S. Bach (highlighting the words of librettist Mariane von Ziegler)
    • Followed by a reception on the Arnold Patio

This festival is made possible in part by generous contributions from the Raymond F. and Irene E. Erickson Bach Festival Endowment Fund.

Join us for a festival filled with the music of J.S. Bach. For more information, please call 562.907.4237.

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