Welcome to Season 5 of Just Bach!

Just Bach and Bach Around The Clock are said to announce the passing of one of our cofounders, Marika Fischer Hoyt. We will be dedicating our next concerts to her.

The final concert of this season is on April 19 and features Bach’s Cantata 106, Gottes Zeit is die allerbeste Zeit, along with Buxtehude’s Mit Fried und Freud. Please join us to hear powerhouse vocalists plus your favorite Just Bach musicians in these two funeral cantatas.

Just Bach presents free concerts on Wednesday once a month during the school year as part of the free weekly noontime concert series, Music at Midday, presented by Luther Memorial Church in Madison. Just Bach was founded to celebrate and to share with the Madison community at large the immense range of Bach’s vocal and instrumental repertoire. Just Bach presents performers who play and sing using historically-informed performance practice, bringing the music to life in a manner and style with which Bach was familiar. The audience is invited to sing along during the closing chorales – because group singing is therapeutic!

Concerts will be in-person and recorded but not live-streamed; the recorded concert video will be posted on the Just Bach YouTube channel on Friday following the concert.

Just Bach is committed to presenting concerts in a safe fashion that protects our audience, the performers, and the church. We will follow all guidelines set by Luther Memorial Church, Public Health Dane County and Madison, and the Centers for Disease Control. If you feel ill, please do not come to a live concert in the church but watch the concert video online later. For more details, please see our COVID Policy page.

We are extremely grateful to Pastor Brad Pohlman, music director Andrew Schaeffer, and the congregation of Luther Memorial Church for hosting Music at Midday, and for including Just Bach as a regular part of the series. We invite the Madison community to spend a half-hour with the sublime music of J.S. Bach and hope you will find our performances of Bach’s music to be centering and inspiring.

Just Bach deeply appreciates the support provided by its fiscal sponsor, Bach Around The Clock.

This project is supported by Dane Arts, Madison Arts Commission, Luther Memorial Church, and by contributions from attendees and supporters. THANK YOU!

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