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Whittier College J.S. Bach Festival

Name:

Whittier College Johann Sebastian Bach Festival

Location:

Whittier, California USA

Venues:

Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, Whittier College, 6760 Painter Ave., Whittier, CA
Memorial Chapel at Whittier College, 13406 Philadelphia Street, Whittier

Years:

Since ??? (Annual Festival)

Months:

March-April

Artistic Director:

Raymond Erickson

Ensembles:

Chorale Bel Canto
Los Angeles Chamber Singers' Capella
The Coprario Consort
Bach Festival Orchestra

Website:

Whittier College: Department of Music: Bach Festival

History & Mission:

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).

Whittier College's Annual Johann Sebastian Bach Festival is the oldest collegiate Bach festival west of the Mississippi, and highlights the music of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries with a slate of concerts and lectures that takes place over the course of a five-day celebration. The festival features Whittier College Faculty and Auditioned Students, College alumni, local performing groups and other musical guest artists.

Recent Festivals:

72nd Festival: Mar 20-24, 2009
73rd Festival: Mar 23-28, 2010
74th Festival: Mar 18-22, 2011 (Bach & the Flute)

75th Festival: Mar 16-19, 2012 (Bach & the Piano)
76th Festival: Apr 5-9, 2013 (Bach & the Aria)
76th Festival: Apr 4-6, 2014 (Bach & the Cantata

Logo:

Source: Whittier College Website

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (November 2009 - February 2014)

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