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A Community-Wide Celebration

Check out the performers and organizations pitching in to pull  off a 12-hour celebration of Bach's magnificent music!

The Majesty - And Mystery - of Bach

Visit our "Links, Lore, and Lagniappe" page to learn more about the fascinating life and everlasting appeal of Bach and his music!

Videos, Audio, and More!

Revisit the scenes from our very first Bach Around the Clock, from banjoes to Brandenburg Concertos to the debut of the "Staunton Bach Orchestra."

Bach Around The Clock 2019

Join us for a community-wide marathon FREE celebration of the music and majesty of Johann Sebastian Bach!

On the Saturday, March 23, 2019, we'll be celebrating Bach's birthday from 9 am to 9 pm in the magnificent acoustics of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Staunton, VA,

From sunup to sundown, you'll hear superb string soloists, renowned organists, guitarists, pianists, choirs, and brilliant ensembles, consisting of both passionate amateurs and polished professionals, performing the inspiring and moving works of Bach, whose "perfectly proportioned structures stir primal feelings that transcend time, place, and creed, to express the inexpressible." Or, as one philosopher says, “music sets in order what life cannot.”

Click here to see the complete rundown of performers and organizations!

Kit Jacobson