Bach Around The Clock

Bach Around The Clock 2024

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BATC 2024 Festival Recordings

The complete set of BATC 2024 video recordings is available now!!!

Festival playlist here
Virtual Festival playlist here
Bruce Bengtson Clavichord Recital here
Festival opening concert by Just Bach here

Message from BATC Artistic Director, Kathy Otterson

Hello, Bach fans!

BATC 2024 is “in the books,” it was a rousing success!  From Just Bach’s great program on Wednesday to the Virtual Festival, which went live on Sunday, we had five days of exciting performances by musicians as young as four and as old as…well…me! This festival is a beautiful testimony to the late Marika Fischer Hoyt’s passion and vision. I’m proud to have taken the reins and look forward to what the coming years will bring.

Thank you to all the performers – professional and amateur alike –  and their teachers, who made the Vocal Master Class, the Harpsichord events, the Marathon, and the Virtual Festival as good as possible. Thanks to the staff at St. Andrew’s for welcoming BATC these many years.  Thanks to generous donors and sponsors for providing the means to make the festival happen. And a special thanks to the members of the BATC Board for their boundless energy and hard work throughout the year and during the festival run. “Bach Around The Clock” could not have taken place without the energy and partnership of so many.

Johann Sebastian Bach’s 339th birthday is this month – March 21! It seems fitting to share this little fugue to celebrate. I’ll leave it to you to get your cake!

Greetings from the BATC Board of Directors

We hope you attended some of the great performances of the 8th annual Bach Around The Clock festival, and we hope you agree that this year’s festival was fantastic– filled with variety and delight! Contact us to let us know your thoughts about the festival.

Fun facts about BATC 2024!

  • Over 400 people attended one or more of the in-person events
  • 185 performers – singers and instrumentalists, amateurs and professionals of all ages
  • 31 different unique instruments, ranging from Baroque to modern, from harpsichord to calliope, from recorder to saxophone, from violin to bass guitar
  • 48 generous donors and business sponsors helped us get very close to our goal of $8000 to support the costs of offering this free community music festival

Do you love Bach Around The Clock? We have openings on our fun-loving Board of Directors for 2024-25.  If what we do intrigues you and you’d like to get involved in planning future BATC festivals, contact us!