7th Annual Bach Around The Clock Festival
March 8-12

Exciting plans are underway for BATC 2023 in Madison, Wisconsin. The festival will include our traditional in-person marathon of amateur and professional performers on Saturday, March 11 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, plus our popular virtual festival of pre-recordings by musicians of all ages at home or in their studios, premiering Sunday, March 12.

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Announcing the BATC 2023 guest artists!

Wolfgang Rübsam, world-renowned organist specializing in the organ music of J.S. Bach, will present a recital on Friday evening, March 10 at 7:30pm at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Ave, Madison. This event is co-sponsored by the Association of Church Musicians, Madison Chapter; the Luther Memorial Church; and Bach Around The Clock.


Sean Kleve, percussionist, harpsichordist and early music specialist, will present Bach on Marimba: How Historical Performance Practice and Period Instruments can Influence Modern Interpretation, including a lecture/demo/performance on Thursday evening March 9 at 7:30pm in the Collins Recital Hall and a master class on Friday, March 10 at 1:15pm at the UW School of Music, Humanities Building room 1341. Sean’s events are presented by BATC in partnership with University of Wisconsin – Madison, Mead Witter School of Music.


Pianist Lawrence Quinnett, returns to Bach Around The Clock for his third appearance. For 2023, Dr. Quinnett will perform Bach’s Overture in French Style in B minor and the Italian Concerto in F. His performances will be part of the in-person festival at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Madison on Saturday, March 11. He will also perform these pieces on Friday, March 10 at First Unitarian Society’s Noon Musicale.