16 - 18 February 2017



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

THURSDAY 16th Academy of Ancient Music with Frank de Bruine, Bojan Čičić, Rebecca Livermore and Alastair Ross 7:30pm Assembly Rooms MORE INFORMATION
FRIDAY 17th Xuefei Yang & The Heath Quartet 1:00pm Guildhall MORE INFORMATION
FRIDAY 17th The Tallis Scholars with Peter Phillips 7:30pm Assembly Rooms MORE INFORMATION
SATURDAY 18th La Serenissima with Adrian Chandler 11:00am Assembly Rooms MORE INFORMATION
SATURDAY 18th The Sixteen with Harry Christophers 7:30pm Bath Abbey MORE INFORMATION
SATURDAY 18th Supper in the Pump Room 9:15pm Pump Room MORE INFORMATION

The 2017 Bath Bachfest will be the sixth annual celebration of the music of J S Bach and his Baroque contemporaries. This 3-day, 5-concert, festival has rapidly become a firm fixture - and favourite - in the musical calendar, earning critical acclaim and loyal audiences. Bringing music of the highest international quality, it is guaranteed to brighten the darkest of midwinter days.

The opening Bachfest concert will be given by the Academy of Ancient Music - recognised as one of the world's finest period instrument orchestras. Their programme will set Bach concerti alongside works by the Venetian composers, Vivaldi, Albinoni and Marcello.

Moving across Europe to Germany, the concert by the outstanding Tallis Scholars promises to be divine in both senses of the word, as the glorious voices sing church music from early Latin settings to motets written by Bach in 18th-century Leipzig.

The final evening concert, in Bath Abbey, will feature The Sixteen, directed by Harry Christophers. This most popular choir and orchestra will present an all-Bach programme, book-ended by two of his most loved works: the Third Brandenburg Concerto and the Magnificat. This promises to be an unmissable concert, with early booking strongly advised.

The Bachfest programme is completed by a one hour Friday lunchtime concert with the outstanding Chinese classical guitarist Xuefei Yang with the Heath Quartet, and a Saturday morning 'coffee concert' given by La Serenissima. Led by its inspirational director and violinist, Adrian Chandler, the orchestra will play music from Vivaldi's Venice, alongside other Italian concerti.

We hope you will join us next February for what promises to be a festival of musical delights, set against the beautiful backdrop of one of Europe's most appealing cities.


Bachfest – The SixteenBachfest – Academy of Ancient MusicBachfest – Xuefei YangBachfest – La SerenissimaBachfest – Adrian Chandler


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