Bach Around The Clock 2022 Hybrid Festival
March 16-20

Day 1: Wednesday, March 16

Just Bach concert at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Ave, Madison.

Sonata in A major for Violin & Harpsichord, BWV 1015
Bass Aria, BWV 244: Komm, süßes Kreuz
Soprano Aria, BWV 208: Weil die wollenreichen Herden
Chorale: Wer hat dich so geschlagen, BWV 244:11


 “Do we really need period instruments to play Bach?” presented by Kangwon Kim with Tami Morse, with performance of Sonata in A major for Violin and harpsichord BWV 1015.  Recorded at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Madison WI.

Dr. Kim is concertmaster and assistant artistic director of Madison Bach Musicians. Tami Morse is a harpsichord specialist. This program is sponsored by a generous donation from Linda Clifford.

Day 2: Thursday, March 17

Virtual Festival
Pre-recorded performances submitted by Madison-area musicians premiered on this date. Enjoy these delightful selections of Bach’s music in 5 video segments curated by BATC’s 2022 artistic director, Melanie de Jesus.

UW-Whitewater music students & faculty perform Coffee Cantata BWV 211.  Robert Gehrenbeck, conductor, with the UW-Whitewater Baroque Ensemble, Leanne League, director. Program.  

Day 3: Friday, March 18

BATC guest artist, pianist Lawrence Quinnett, performs Bach’s Keyboard Partitas No. 1 and 2.  This program was presented in partnership with First Unitarian Society’s Noon Musicale series, 900 University Bay Dr, Madison.

Day 4: Saturday, March 19 at St. Andrews

BATC guest artist, pianist Lawrence Quinnett performs Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827 and Partita No. 4 in D major, BWV 828  

BATC guest artist, pianist Lawrence Quinnett performs Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829 and Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 

Tim Farley demonstrates the clavichord, with selections from Anna Magdalena Bach Notebooks


Bach’s works for organ, performed by members of the American Guild of Organists, Madison chapter.

Ken Stancer: Chorale prelude on Wo soll ich fiehen BWV 646; Canzona in D minor
Don Horisberger: Chorale prelude on Schmucke dich BWV 654
Max Yount: Fantasie and Fugue in C minor BWV 537

Sing Along with Bach!
Join in singing from the BATC Songbook of  5 chorales in English translation. Ken Stancer conducts the BATC Festival Choir, accompanied by Don Horisberger, organist, and the City Sounds string quartet.


City Sounds String Quartet
Melanie de Jesus, Nazira Attala, Mariah Justice, Marietta Justice
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, First movement, Allegro
Calum Panke, violin & Brendon Panke, guitar
Minuet No. 1

Madison Cello Ensemble

March in G, Minuet No. 1, Air on a G string
Bach Suite No. 1, selected movements
Teachers: Margaret Billingham and Elizabeth Kiser

Madison Conservatory Students of Melanie de Jesus

Charles Kritsch, viola, Suite No. 23 in G minor, Prelude and Gigue; Ella Trio (Isabella, Stella,  & Melanie de Jesus); Baojun Xiong, violin; Sarah Cunniff, viola; Jayden Guo, violin.

Three solo performers
Julia Kaisershot, piano – Partita in Bb Major, Gigue;
Celia Nichols, piano – French Suite No. 6, Movements 1-3,(Allemande,Courante, Sarabande);                                                               
Nathaniel Dickson, viola – Cello Suite No. 2, Prelude 

Violin Students of Kangwon Kim

Sonora Strings (Suzuki Strings of Madison)
Double Concerto in D minor, First movement
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, Gavottes 
Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, Gigue

Finale: Mark Brampton Smith at the Organ

“Little” Fugue in G minor BWV 578
Gigue, Fugue in G major BWV 577

Special BATC 2022 Events

Brandenberg Concerto #3 performed by Middleton High School Orchestra

Under the direction of Steve Kurr, the strings of the Middleton High School Orchestra perform the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048. Violinist Ethan Ewer leads and plays the cadenza in Movement 2.