|THURSDAY 22nd||Florilegium with Ashley Solomon and James Gilchrist||7:30pm||Assembly Rooms||MORE INFORMATION|
|FRIDAY 23rd||Michala Petri and Mahan Esfahani||1:00pm||Guildhall||MORE INFORMATION|
|FRIDAY 23rd||Academy of Ancient Music with Christian Curnyn, Keri Fuge and Tim Mead||7:30pm||Assembly Rooms||MORE INFORMATION|
|SATURDAY 24th||Brecon Baroque with Rachel Podger, Daniele Caminiti and Marcin Świątkiewicz||11:00am||Assembly Rooms||MORE INFORMATION|
|SATURDAY 24th||The English Concert and Erebus Ensemble with Harry Bicket, Lucy Crowe, Anna Harvey, Nick Pritchard and Ashley Riches||7:30pm||Bath Abbey||MORE INFORMATION|
|SATURDAY 24th||Supper in the Pump Room||After concert||Pump Room||MORE INFORMATION|
What better to brighten the dark days of deep midwinter than the glorious combination of Bach and Bath?
The annual Bath Bachfest, now in its seventh year, is a delightful fixture in the Georgian city’s annual calendar, celebrating the music of J S Bach and his contemporaries.
This year this 3-day, 5-concert mini-fest will place Bach in an international context, alongside music from great European masters of the Baroque period. Bach, of course, Vivaldi, Handel, Corelli and Telemann alongside composers less well-known today, such as Zelenka and Chédeville.
There are no highlights in this programme, every performance is perfectly formed. 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 promise a delicious lunchtime concert, and Rachel Podger’s Brecon Baroque offers a Saturday morning treat with a programme devoted to the Red Priest.
The 2017 Bath Bachfest achieved a rare feat: we sold every ticket for every concert. Please don’t be disappointed in 2018, be sure to book your tickets early.
Public booking opens on Friday 1 December (earlier for priority booking sponsors and supporters).
For tickets and brochures please contact Bath Box Office on 01225 463362.
If visiting in person please note new address: Bath Visitor Information Centre, Bridgwater House, 2 Terrace Walk, Bath BA1 1LN.
Bath Bachfest managed by Bath Mozartfest ltd. Bath Mozartfest Office, 4 Beau Street, Bath BA1 1QY. Tel: 01225 429750. Bath Mozartfest ltd registered charity number: 1040455. Copyright © 2016. All rights reserved.