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A Message from BATC Artistic Director Marika Fischer Hoyt

Greetings! I hope this finds you well, and finding ways to maintain equilibrium in these tumultuous times. I’d like to thank you all again for making our 10-day 2020 Virtual Festival such a success. After the sad cancellation of our in-person festival, it was wonderful to see so many of you playing and singing Bach! It reminded me of the Dr. Seuss book; the COVID Grinch may have stolen the trappings of our festival, but we just held it anyway!

With the summer already halfway over, the BATC board is looking ahead towards next year’s festival. We don’t yet know what format it will take, whether in-person, virtual, or some combination, but we will explore all available options. If you have ideas or suggestions, please contact us. As the pandemic situation evolves and our choices become clearer, we will let you know our plans and how you can participate in the festival, on- or off-stage.

In the meantime, with so many concerts cancelled, I hope you can find other ways to bring music into your lives, either by making it yourself, or by viewing or listening to other’s performances. I will continue to post occasional Bach-related articles and performance links on our facebook page, which I hope will brighten your day. If you have the means, please consider donating to artists and ensembles, whose livelihoods have vanished for the foreseeable future. Thank you again for being part of the BATC community, and please take care.

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