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Member Directory

Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival

Address 1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802
Phone (540) 432-4367
Website http://www.emu.edu/bach/
Primary Contact David McCormick
Primary Email bach@emu.edu
Executive Director David McCormick
Primary Focus Area Arts and Humanities
Service Areas
  • Augusta
  • Albemarle
  • Buckingham
  • Charlottesville
  • Fluvanna
  • Greene
  • Louisa
  • Madison
  • Nelson
  • Orange
  • International

Mission Statement

The mission of the Shenandoah Bach Festival, where "Bach is just the beginning", is to celebrate the influential and creative spirit of Johann Sebastian Bach with professional performances for an ever widening audience.

Overview

The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people. The festival takes place on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Three featured concerts with orchestra, soloists, and choir; six chamber music concerts; a Leipzig Service; and open rehearsals infuse the Valley with unequaled musical richness. Additional offerings include internships, youth programs, Road Scholar (Elderhostel), and the Virginia Baroque Performance Academy.

The Festival Orchestra, with its fine professional musicians from all over the country, produces vibrant performances. Membership in the Festival Choir, a volunteer ensemble, is open to the public and allows vocalists, both amateur and professional, to sing the most celebrated works of the orchestral-choral repertoire. The quality of the performances is first-rate.

The Festival, widely recognized for its artistic excellence, has been named the “jewel in Harrisonburg’s crown” by the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

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