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Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival

Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival’s silver anniversary season mixes old, new

Audience favorites from the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival’s infancy will share billing with works not previously heard.


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Harrisonburg native will be featured at this year’s Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival

Nathan Medley, a Harrisonburg High School graduate, will headline this year’s Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival.


Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival set for June 12-19 in Harrisonburg

The 24th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival will take place June 12-19 in Harrisonburg, with concerts at EMU’s Lehman Auditorium.


Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival hosting Chamber Music Concert

A Chamber Music Concert, performed by members of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, will take place on June 9 in Charlottesville.


Young Artists’ Recital set for May 7

The Young Artists’ Recital, sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, will take place in Harrisonburg on Saturday, May 7.


Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival concert event April 17

The Wild Geese Baroque Ensemble will present a benefit concert for the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival in Harrisonburg on Sunday, April 17.


Canadian soloist returns to Bach Festival for repeat performance of ‘Elijah’

A popular oratorio from the early days of the 22-year-old Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival at Eastern Mennonite University will return this summer. The 2014 festival, held June 8-15, will feature Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah, performed by an orchestra, choir and four soloists.


Celebrating 20 years of Bach

A German Bach specialist once observed that the music of Johann Sebastian Bach can be played successfully on modern or on period instruments, “but what you can’t recreate is the audience of the time.” The weeklong, mid-June festival at EMU is blessed with enthusiastic and faithful audiences


19th EMU Festival pairs Bach and Mozart

“Great music. Great musicians. Nourishment for the soul.” Artistic director and conductor Kenneth J. Nafziger made these promises to the audience at the start of the 19th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. In keeping with Nafziger’s comments, the June 12-19 festival at Eastern Mennonite University featured works by Bach and Mozart, energetic vocal and instrumental […]


Festival combines the serious and casual, sobering and hopeful

Fanfares and flip-flops. Handel’s massive story of Samson and two short works written within the past year. A call to hope arising from the ashes of New York’s World Trade Center. The 17th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival at Eastern Mennonite University combined serious music with casual dress, Baroque masterworks with contemporary compositions and painful […]


Bach Festival opens this weekend

The 17th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival at Eastern Mennonite University will spotlight the music of the two giants of the early 17th century – Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel. Bach is the namesake for the festival; 2009 marks the 250th anniversary of Handel’s death.


Arts Council announces Creative Inspiration grants

The Arts Council of the Valley has awarded $12,000 in Creative Inspiration grants to local artists and arts organizations – and it wasn’t easy. “We had an extremely competitive process this cycle. The review panel had a difficult time allocating limited funding amongst many quality grants,” executive director Kai Degner said. “We were excited to […]


Bach Festival brings musical feast to Valley

Item by Jim Bishop The 16th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival will offer another musical feast for the senses, June 8-15 at Eastern Mennonite University. “This year’s theme, ‘Bach and String Things,’ will feature music that displays the incredible range of sounds possible with string instruments,” noted Mary Kay Adams, the festival’s executive director.