Celebrating 90 years of the Bach Society of Minnesota

1932 - 2022

We are proud to announce our inaugural Minnesota Bach Festival! Join us and experience the full scope of Bach’s music as we celebrate 90 years of music making in Minnesota. Beginning with a collaboration with Minnesota favorites Cantus, the festival will also feature performances by Lyra Baroque Orchestra, Flying Forms, and solo performances by BSM musicians in our Mobile Mini-Concerts, culminating in a presentation of Bach’s crown jewel, the Mass in B Minor.

AT THE SUMMIT: B MINOR MASS

– Johann Sebastian Bach

A complete program will be announced in January 2022, check back for all event details.

We honor the leadership and contributions of our Artistic Directors, past and present, who have worked to sustain the legacy of supreme music making.

Donald Ferguson
(1933-1950)
David LaBerge
(1959-1980)
Henry Charles Smith
(1980-1987)

Paul E. Oakley
(1987-1996)
Ron Kettlewall
(1997-1999)
Myles Hernandez
(1999-2000)

Thomas Lancaster
(2004-2007)
Paul Boehnke
(2007-2016)
Matthias Maute
(2016-Present)

Photo from the archive, poster for the 2nd annual Bach Festival back in 1961, directed by David LaBerge

Did you perform with the Bach Society in the 80th or even 60th year? Tell us about it! We would love to share your stories with our community.

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test result is required before attending BSM events.