---------- WORSHIP ----------
Sunday, April 21
Bach in Sacred Spaces
Surrounding Area Churches

Twelve area churches will infuse their Sunday services with the music of Bach via organ preludes and postludes, choir anthems or vocal and instrumental solos.
Free.

 
---------- RECITAL ----------
Sunday, April 21, 2 p.m.
Young Keyboard Artists Competition Winners Recital
Grand Rapids Community College Music Center Auditorium, Room 200
Sponsored by Grand Rapids Community College.
Free.

 
---------- MULTIMEDIA ----------
Sunday, April 21, 3 p.m.
Words of Albert Schweitzer and the Music of Bach
Multimedia Musical Dramatization
First United Methodist Church

Experience an original multimedia musical dramatization by Thurston Moore, combining inspiring theatrical readings from Dr. Schweitzer, one of the greatest philosophers and humanitarians of the 20th century, with Schweitzer's favorite organ selections of J. S. Bach, and slides of Schweitzer's life and work in Africa. This production will feature organist Eric Strand and will include GRS Principal Cellist Alicia Eppinga.
Free will offering.

 
---------- RECITAL ----------
Monday, April 22
Bach and Brews
MADCAP Coffee, 2 p.m.
ROWSTER New American Coffee, 4 p.m.
Brewery Vivant, 7 p.m, 8 p.m, & 9 p.m.

Experience the music of Bach in a non-traditional setting, while enjoying a beverage. 30-minute performances. Bach's "Coffee Cantata" will be performed at Madcap Coffee and Rowster New American Coffee and patrons at Brewery Vivant will enjoy Bach performed by a brass quintet.
Free.

 
---------- VOCAL | ORCHESTRAL ENSEMBLE ----------
Tuesday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.
Bach Arias
David Lockington, Conductor
Grand Rapids Symphony
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Maria Jette, Soprano
Foster Sommerlad, Countertenor
Ross Hauck, Tenor
Paul Tipton, Bass
Michael Dean, Bass
Earl Christy, Lute

Hear solo and orchestral works of Bach and his contemporaries, plus a selection of arias performed by vocalists who will be featured in the Festival's culminating performance - Bach's "St. John Passion." Concert also features a lute concerto performed by lutenist Earl Christy.

Tickets: Adult $12 | Student Passport $5 (at the door)
Concert Info & Tickets

 
---------- RECITAL ----------
Wednesday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.
Bach Keyboard Creations
Trinity Lutheran Church
Dr. Elizabeth Claar
Christopher Dekker
Rhonda Sider Edgington
Dr. Huw Lewis
Jonathan Tuuk
Dr. Larry Visser

Hear some of Bach's organ works, performed by top organists of Grand Rapids in a beautiful and resonant performance space.
Free will offering, to benefit the American Guild of Organists.

 
---------- EDUCATION ----------
Thursday, April 25, 10 a.m.
Children's Concert: Meet Mr. Bach
Calvin College Covenant Fine Arts Center

"Meet Mr. Bach" tells the story of a young piano student who is bored with playing Bach until the composer himself arrives and leads a journey exploring his wondrous music. This free family concert teaches children about the composer and features organ, string instruments, piano and vocalists.
Free. Reservations required through eventbrite.com.

 
---------- CHORAL ----------
Friday & Saturday, April 26 / 27, 8 p.m.
Bach's St. John Passion
Cathedral of Saint Andrew
David Lockington, Conductor
Grand Rapids Symphony
The Bach Chorale of Grand Rapids, Martin Werner, Director
Maria Jette, Soprano
Foster Sommerlad, Countertenor
Ross Hauck, Tenor
Paul Tipton, Bass
Michael Dean, Bass

Don't miss this spectacular performance of Bach's sacred oratorio, composed for a Good Friday Vespers service in 1724. The vivid and intense work dramatically tells the story of The Passion. Tickets $26.
Concert Info & Tickets