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Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival

Name:

Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival (SVBF)

Location:

Harrisonburg, VA, USA

Venues:

Eastern Mennonite University - Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA

Years:

Since 1993 (Annual Festival)

Months:

June

Artistic Director:

Kenneth Nafziger

Ensembles:

V/A

Website:

Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival

History & Mission:

The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of "J.S. Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people. The festival takes place on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Three featured concerts, daily noon concerts, open rehearsals, and a Sunday Leipzig service infuse the Valley with an unequaled musical richness.
The orchestra includes fine professional instrumentalists from all over the country who travel to Harrisonburg each June for one week of intense rehearsals and vibrant performances.
The volunteer Festival Choir allows community vocalists, who may be amateurs or professionals, to sing the most celebrated works of the orchestral-choral repertoire. The quality of the choir is first-rate and represents a blending of singers involved in a variety of local choral programs. This music festival has come to represent artistic excellence in the central Shenandoah Valley.

Recent Festivals:

1st Festival: Jun 17-20, 1993
2nd Festival: Jun 12-19, 1994 (Bach & American Music)
3rd Festival: Jun 11-18, 1995 (Bach & Mendelssohn)
4th Festival: Jun 16-23, 1996 (Bach & Mendelssohn II)
5th Festival: Jun 15-22, 1997 (Bach & Schubert)
6th Festival: Jun 14-21, 1998 (Bach & Music of the Americas)
7th Festival: Jun 13-20, 1999 (Bach & Russian Music)
8th Festival: Jun 11-18, 2000 (Bach & Forward)
9th Festival: Jun 10-17, 2001 (Bach y la Música de Cuba)
10th Festival: Jun 16-23, 2002 (Ten)

11th Festival: Jun 15-22, 2003 (Journey)
12th Festival: June 13-20, 2004
13th Festival: June 12-19, 2005 (Bach & a few other Bs)
14th Festival: Jun 11-18, 2006 (Mostly Bach)
15th Festival: Jun 10-17, 2007 (Bach & some admirers)
16th Festival: Jun 8-15, 2008 (Bach & String Things)
17th Festival: Jun 14-21, 2009 (Bach & Handel)
18th Festival: Jun 13-20, 2010 (Bach & American Music)
19th Festival: Jun 12-19, 2011 (Bach & Mozart)
20th Festival: Jun 10-17, 2012 (Twenty)

21st Festival: Jun 9-16, 2013 (Bach, Verdi & Britten)
22nd Festival: Jun 8-15, 2014 (Hear)
23rd Festival: Jun 14-21, 2015

Logo:

1st Festival - 1993

2nd Festival - 1994
Bach & American Music

3rd Festival - 1995
Bach & Mendelssohn

4th Festival - 1996
(Bach & Mendelssohn II

5th Festival - 1997
Bach & Schubert

6th Festival - 1998
Bach & Music of the Americas

7th Festival - 1999
Bach & Russian Music

8th Festival - 2000
Bach & Forward

9th Festival - 2001
Bach y la Música de Cuba

10th Festival - 2002
Ten

11th Festival - 2003
Journey

12th Festival - 2004

13th Festival - 2005
Bach & a few other Bs

14th Festival - 2006
Mostly Bach

15th Festival - 2007
Bach & some admirers
        Programme | Brochure

16th Festival - 2008
Bach & String Things

17th Festival - 2009
Bach & Handel

18th Festival - 2010
Bach & American Music

19th Festival - 2011
Bach & Mozart

20th Festival - 2012
Twenty

Programme | Brochure

Brochure

   

21st Festival - 2013
Bach, Verdi & Britten

22nd Festival - 2014
Hear

     
     

Flyer 1 | Flyer 2

Calendar

     

Source: Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Website

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (October 2009 - September 2014)

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