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2021–22 SEASON

Welcome to a new season of Bach! This year we continue our mission to perform the many masterpieces of Johann Sebastian and those in his circle, from powerful presentations with the full Bach Choir and Orchestra to intimate performances of Bach's solo and chamber works, and everything in between. This season we are also continuing our exploration of the rarely-performed music from the New World in the time of Bach. Many of our concerts and Bach Vespers will be offered both in person and live streamed on this website and social media, and we're very happy to be resuming our pre-concert and vespers talks by leading Bach scholars from around the world. However you're able to join us, we look forward to having you.

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October 17, 2021 | 5:00 P.M.

An Oktoberfest
Bach Vespers

The season opens with a jubilant Bach Vespers centered around the cantata Who gives thanks praises Me. Join us after for an Oktoberfest celebration, with music by Magnolia Brass.

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December 12, 2021 | 6:00 P.M.

Bach Vespers for Advent

The Bach Choir and Orchestra present Bach's beloved cantata Wake, awake, with choral motets for the season of Advent.


March 6, 2022 | 7:00 P.M.

Bach's Inspirations

Members of the Bach Orchestra present trio sonatas by Bach, Vivaldi, and Couperin at the Museum of Fine Arts.


May 26, 2022 | 5:30 P.M.

Gala in Honor of Doug Koch

The Bach Society presents a gala at Rienzi in honor of past president Doug Koch, with the comical Coffee Cantata.

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November 7, 2021 | 3:00 P.M.

Organ Recital in Celebration of Fritz Noack (1935–2021)

This concert on the stunning Bach Organ, given by organists Rick Erickson, Ben Kerswell, and friends, celebrates the extraordinary life, work, and craftsmanship of its builder, Fritz Noack.


January 1, 2022 | 6:00 P.M.

New Year's Day Organ Concert

To celebrate the beginning of the New Year, Ben Kerswell presents a recital on the Bach Organ.

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April 10 & 15

St. John Passion

The Bach Choir and Orchestra present a new English translation of Johann Sebastian's monumental St. John Passion.

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June 4, 2022 | 3:30 P.M.

Bach Vespers for Pentecost

On the eve of Pentecost, the Bach Choir and Orchestra celebrates a grand occasion to be revealed.


November 14, 2021 | 7:00 P.M.

Bach Chamber Works at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Bach Orchestra presents trio sonatas and other chamber works for strings, surrounded by the masterworks of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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February 6, 2022

Bach Vespers of Light

The Bach Choir sings a vespers with music exploring the theme of light, centred around the motets of Johann Sebastian.

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May 22, 2022 | 7:00 P.M.

Bach Concerti for Oboe

Kristin Olson performs Johann Sebastian's virtuosic concertos for oboe with the Bach Orchestra at the Museum for Fine Arts.

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