22 - 24 February 2018



See below for details of all 6 events taking place throughout the festival.

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.


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