The Hudson Valley BachFest is an annual multi-weekend marathon of six concerts and multiple church services celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
The festival takes place in three Hudson Valley locations: Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties.
For a comprehensive listing of Bach's cantatas and other vocal works, including texts, translations, scores, articles and performers, click here.
Bach at Woodland Pond
100 Woodland Pond Circle
New Paltz, NY
Please join us for an evening of Bach Chamber Music. Program to include chamber works for piano, flute, oboe, violin and cello.
Please contact the concierge desk at Woodland Pond at 845-256-5600 to reserve your seat!
Young Performers' Concert
Redeemer Lutheran Church
New Paltz, NY
Join us for a wonderful concert of Bach works performed by talented young people in the Hudson Valley! Admission is free.
Click here for the 2022 Young Performers' application
Please join us for BachFest 2022 in the beautiful (and air-conditioned) Skinner Hall. Program will include the following choral and orchestral works by Bach:
* Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4
* Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196
* Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
Choral director: Christine Howlett
The concert is co-sponsored by the the Hudson Valley Society for Music and Vassar College
Please click here to view/print concert flyer
Rain Date: Sunday, August 7
Bach at SUNY
SUNY-New Paltz, Old Main Quad (outdoors)
Plattekill Avenue, New Paltz
Featuring chamber works by Bach in a wonderful park-like setting! The program will include the following works:
* Sonata in G Major for violin, piano and basso continuo, BWV 1021
* "Aus Liebe" from St. Matthew Passion, arranged for flute quartet
* Viola/Keyboard duo
* Concerto for two harpsichords in C minor, BWV 1060
* Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, BWV 1047 for trumpet, flute, oboe and violin
This concert is free to the public and donations are gratefully accepted to help support BachFest! Please click here to donate online.
The audience is encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and a picnic supper and beverages!
In case of inclement weather, the concert will take place on Sunday, August 7 at 5:30 p.m.
The concert is co-sponsored by the SUNY-New Paltz School of Fine and Performing Arts