Bach Around The Clock

Bach Around The Clock 2024

Wednesday, March 6 – Sunday, March 10

 All Bach. All Free. All Welcome. 

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Singers, instrumentalists, soloists, and ensembles of all levels can perform their favorite J.S. Bach piece. Choose to perform in person on March 9 or submit a video for the BATC virtual festival. Click here for details.

Performance slots on March 9 almost full. Virtual festival recordings accepted until March 1.

Festival Schedule

Wednesday, March 6

  • Event: Just Bach
  • Location: Luther Memorial Church
  • Time: 12:00 – 12:30 PM
  • Details:  Bach’s Cantata BWV 196: Der Herr Denket an uns & Chorale BWV 244:37 Wer hat dich so geschlagen.
    Amanda Lauricella, soprano; Geoffrey Williams, alto; John Bragle, tenor; Ryne Cherry, baritone; Kangwon Kim, violin; Benjamin Lenzmeier, violin; Micah Behr, viola; Charlie Rasmussen, cello; Bruce Bengtson, organ

Thursday, March 7

Friday, March 8

  • Event: FUS Musicale
  • Location: First Unitarian Society
  • Time: 12:15 – 1:00 PM
  • Details: “Bach’s Other Voices” – A unique presentation of Bach’s music performed by Madison Area Concert Handbells TRIO; Nathan Wysock on Classical Guitar; Paul Baker on Electronic Midi-Marimba.

  • Event: Hands on the Harpsichord
  • Location: Enrollment limited. Contact BATC for location & to sign up.
  • Time: 4-5pm
  • Details: Bring a Bach composition of your choice to play on the harpsichord, under the guidance of harpsichordist/teacher Sean Kleve. 

Saturday, March 9

  • Event: BATC Marathon: A full day of Bach performed by amateur and professional musicians of all ages. Come for an hour or stay all day!
  • Location: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Highlights
    Meet the Harpsichord! lecture/demo
    11:30 Wisconsin Chamber Choir sings selections from Christmas Oratorio

    12 Community Chorale Sing-along
    12:30 Tribute to PDQ Bach
    4  Hear the Harpsichord! Finale concert
    5 Bach’s Birthday Cake reception
    plus much more!!!  Full marathon schedule to be announced soon
    note: Times are approximate and may change slightly, so come early!

Sunday, March 10

  • Event: BATC Virtual Festival Premiere on the BATC YouTube Channel
  • Details: Showcase your talent! Submit a performance video recording and let the world experience your love for Bach.
  • Special performance: Bruce Bengtson performs Bach on a Clavichord built by Tim Farley. The recording was made live at the First Unitarian Church in Madison, and presented in the BATC virtual festival with permission.