2017 Sonora Bach Festival

We invite you to experience the Annual Sonora Bach Festival through a variety of venues beginning with the Youth Concert October 8 and concluding with the popular Bach’s Brunch on October 29. Each event will highlight professional guest artists and local talent. For up to the minute announcements “like” our Facebook page at: facebook.com/SonoraBachFestival/

October 8-29, 2017

October 8, Sunday, 3:00 p.m.: Youth Finalists’ Concert at the Church of the 49ers, Columbia.
“Hear the future today” at this marvelous demonstration of local, young vocal and instrumental talent as they present Baroque and early Classical repertoire- a sell-out every year featuring many of our most accomplished young performers. Our guest artist is recent San Francisco State graduate and classical guitarist Will Kiel.
Click here to view/download 2017 Youth Rules and Audition form
Click here to view/download the 2017 Teacher Letter
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October 15, Sunday at 3:00 p.m.: Locals’ Concert at The Church of the 49ers, Columbia
Support your friends, family and community as our own highly talented, local instrumentalists and vocalists present an exciting afternoon of chamber music of the Baroque. Lovely music performed by people you know.
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October 21, 3:00 p.m.: Salon Concert
Join us for this special, intimate afternoon house concert with two international musicians: Lisa Grodin, violinist and Richard Savino, Guitarist and Lutenist. They bring to our county the highest level of musicianship with backgrounds that include extensive solo performances as well as ensembles performance with organizations such as Philharmonia Baroque, Les Arts Florissant, The American Bach Soloists, and opera companies throughout America. In addition to solos and duets, Ms. Grodin and Mr. Savino will be presenting informative explanations of their early, period instruments. All this will be followed by a buffet catered by Chef David Ingram. Reservations required. Program includes music of Corelli, Paganini, and Dowland.
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October 29, 12:30 p.m.: Bach’s Brunch at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Sugar Pine
The delectable delicacies of Chef David Ingram will be complimented by the Bach Festival Trio (two flutes and cello) — all in the beautiful forest of the Sierra. A memorable way to spend the afternoon. Advance reservations required.
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