The Bach Institute

Pamela Dellal, Director; Ryan Turner, Associate Director

The Bach Institute, with public events throughout each performance season, provides engagement with Bach’s music through presentations and participatory activities. We are creating and sharing a trove of resources specific to the varied interests of music professionals, amateurs, aficionados, and anyone curious about what Bach’s music may offer to today’s listeners.

Bach 52: Creating Accessibility
January 7, 2024
conversation between Nicholas Phan and Pamela Dellal
Nick and Pam have a wide-ranging conversation about Bach's impact on listeners, performers, and the world; how the Bach Institute is working to bring the practice and interpretation of Bach cantatas to a new generation of musicians, and why Bach still matters!

Season-Long Events

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Cantata Conversations
10:00am-11:30am – conversations in the Emmanuel Room
11:30am-12:30pm – open rehearsals in the sanctuary
Stand-alone conversations examining the cantata of the week led by Pamela Dellal and other members of our community. We will listen to excerpts from the cantata and discuss specific examples of Bach's masterful use of this musical form. After our conversation you are invited to listen in on the orchestra and chorus’ Saturday rehearsal.

2024-25 Conversation Dates TBD
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Community Chorale Sing
TBD (Fall 2024)
Artistic Director Ryan Turner and Bach Institute Director Pamela Dellal lead an exploration of the beautiful and varied chorales in the Bach cantatas. All are welcome to participate; scores will be provided in advance.
A photo of a performance of Christmas In Leipzig
Masterclass for All!
TBD (Summer 2024) The Music Room
Explore how to sing or play a Bach piece with Artistic Director Ryan Turner and Bach Institute Director Pamela Dellal. No audition required, but you must register with a piece already chosen and prepared. All welcome to observe; participation limited to six individuals or ensembles, with the potential for two alternates.