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Toronto Bach Festival

Name:

Toronto Bach Festival

Location:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Venues:

Church of the Redeemer
University of Toronto Walter Hall
Trinity-St. Paulís Church

Years:

2004-2008 (Annual Festival)
The Fesival has probably discontinued after 2008.

Months:

October -November

Artistic Director:

Doreen Rao

Ensembles:

V/A

Website:

Toronto Bach Festival (Official Website)
International Bach Festival (Doreen Rao)

History & Mission:

Inspired by Dr. Raoís association with Maestro Helmuth Rilling and their mutual friend Royce Saltzman, the Executive Direction of the long-running Oregon Bach Festival, the Toronto Bach Festival is a uniquely educational performance festival at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. The Festival was created to celebrate J.S. Bachís universal message of peace and compassion, offering an interactive series of lectures, master classes, and performances designed to capture the strength and breadth of Canadaís diversity through the unique talents of the Universityís students, artists, educators, and scholars. Over the past two years, the Bach Festival has grown exponentially in size, and hopes to expand ever further in future years to bring the joy of J.S. Bachís music to Toronto.
Highlights of the Festival include:
The Discovery Series, an open rehearsal with Maestro Helmuth Rilling, soloists, choir and orchestra at University of Toronto Walter Hall.
Evening Lecture-Concerts, the final concert performance of each cantata in Walter Hall.
Sunday Cantata Service at Trinity-St. Paulís Church
Bach Academy for Young Choirs, to which local childrenís and high school choirs are invited to study the cantatas with Maestro Helmuth Rilling
Organ Recitals at the beautiful Church of the Redeemer, featuring music performed by Torontoís most talented organists ...and much more!

Recent Festivals:

1st Festival: Jan 12-16, 2004 (J. S. Bach in the World Today)
2nd Festival: Oct 1-9, 2005 (The Poetry and Politics of Bachís Early Cantatas)
3rd Festival: Oct 18-23, 2006 (The Leipzig Cantatas
4th Festival: Oct 22-Nov 3, 2007 (The St. John Passion, BWV 245)
5th Festival: Oct 18-Nov 5,.2008 (Bach in the City)


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Source: Toronto Bach Festival Website; Doreen Rau Website

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (October 2009 - October 2014)

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