The Guardian described the 2021 Bath Bachfest (along with last November’s Mozartfest) as ‘highlights of the low point of a low year’ and our audience certainly seemed to agree:
‘Thank you so much – the best 2 days of 2021 so far!’
‘What a joy the Bachfest was.’
‘The music was mesmerising and the talks wonderfully informative.’
Fiona Maddocks, reviewing in the The Observer, singled out each of the four artists for plaudits, describing Rachel Podger as ‘synonymous with flawless period instrument playing’; the Cardinall’s Musick as an ‘exemplary vocal ensemble’; noted Adrian Brendel’s ‘gravitas, grace and spirit’ and the English Concert performance as ‘dazzling’. Praise indeed!
The past year has not been one that any of us had expected or wanted but with remarkable support from our loyal audience, and many around the world who discovered us virtually for the first time, we have managed to keep on making music. Thank you all.
We hope you will continue to support us. These continue to be very challenging times, financially if not artistically, and the pandemic has had a deep and painful impact upon our finances. If you are able to help us please do so via the DONATE button at the top of this page. Any help you can give will be much appreciated.
Next year’s Bath Bachfest will take place from Thursday 17 to Saturday 19 February 2022 when we hope to be back in our home city and able to welcome a live audience once again. Do join us.