Music with Minnesotans: Marco Real-d’Arbelles

Music with Minnesotans: Marco Real-d’Arbelles

Our Associate Artistic Director Marco Real-d’Arbelles made an appearance on Music with Minnesotans on MPR Friday October 5, 2018. If you missed the live broadcast no need to worry. Below is a link to listen to this interview. If you don’t know about Marco, this interview is a fantastic opportunity to do so as well as listen to the playlist of pieces that influenced his musical career. Thank you to MPR and Steve Staruch for spotlighting Marco.





The Bach Society of Minnesota Awarded Grant from MRAC

We are excited to announce that the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) has awarded The Bach Society of Minnesota a grant under the Arts Activities Support program.

Funding provided to us by MRAC will go to present two “Bach with Friends” workshops that will engage amateur musicians in the process of rehearsing and performing Bach’s music while working alongside professional musicians. Activities will occur during March 2019 and September 2019.



Bach’s Passion

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

Bach and the Forbidden City

From the Artistic Director

2018-2019 Season Announced

Our 2018-19 Season features some exceptional pieces.

Bach and the Forbidden City (October 5-7, 2018) BSM will be joined by Gao Hong on Pipa in an eclectic program that features traditional Chinese classical music and the music of Bach. Performances scheduled in St. Paul, Willmar, and Minneapolis.

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (December 7-9, 2018) BSM in collaboration with Lyra Baroque Orchestra will perform Bach’s beloved retelling of the Christmas story for the second year in a row, following critical acclaim for last year’s performance. Performances scheduled in Rochester, St. Paul, and Minneapolis.

Bach’s St. John Passion (March 15-17, 2019) in collaboration with Rochester-based Choral Arts Ensemble, performances of this monumental work will be presented in St. Paul, Rochester, and Winona.