bach fest festival 2018Bath Bachfest is now in its seventh year and is a much looked forward to fixture in the city’s annual events calendar.

Celebrating the music of J S Bach and his contemporaries, the 3-day, 5-concert mini-festival will also feature music from great European masters of the Baroque period. Bach, naturally, along with Vivaldi, Handel, Corelli and Telemann alongside less well known composers such as Zelenka and Chédeville.

The evening concerts feature the period-instrument ensemble Florilegium, the renowned Academy of Ancient Music with guest director Christian Curnyn, and The English Concert, conducted by Harry Bicket, with the Erebus Ensemble and a starry cast of soloists, performing Bach’s great Mass in B minor in Bath Abbey. Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and record-player Michala Petri will perform a lunchtime concert, whilst Rachel Podger’s Brecon Baroque offers a Saturday morning treat.

Early booking is recommended – in 2017 every concert ticket sold out!

For tickets and brochures please contact Bath Box Office on 01225 463362.

Or you can buy them in person at Bath Visitor Information Centre, Bridgwater House, 2 Terrace Walk, Bath BA1 1LN.

Date Event Time Venue
THURSDAY 22nd Florilegium with Ashley Solomon and James Gilchrist 7:30pm Assembly Rooms
FRIDAY 23rd Michala Petri and Mahan Esfahani 1:00pm Guildhall
FRIDAY 23rd Academy of Ancient Music with Christian Curnyn, Keri Fuge and Tim Mead 7:30pm Assembly Rooms
SATURDAY 24th Brecon Baroque with Rachel Podger, Daniele Caminiti and Marcin Świątkiewicz 11:00am Assembly Rooms
SATURDAY 24th The English Concert and Erebus Ensemble with Harry Bicket, Lucy Crowe, Anna Harvey, Nick Pritchard and Ashley Riches 7:30pm Bath Abbey
SATURDAY 24th Supper in the Pump Room After concert Pump Room

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