Thank You For Coming to Our Annual Bach’s Christmas Oratorio!

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio was a huge success!

Thank you for joining us and for your support.

Your support means a lot to our growth as we continue to build and expand on our community of music lovers in Minnesota.

We thank you for your continuous support, and we hope to bring more joy to the community through music.

Concert Highlights:

Photo credits: Jijun He

Special thanks to our hosts and volunteers. We could not have done it without you!

Don’t Miss Our Holiday Offer !!!

Use code Holiday to get ticket for BSM’s annual Bach’s Christmas Oratorio on Dec. 6 & 8 for only $15 !!!

Code is valid from 12pm, Thursday 11/28 to 11:59pm, Friday 11/29.

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Christmas Oratorio Sponsorship

Sponsor and dedicate a movement, an orchestra section, chorus, or an entire cantata!

Download the form and send it by mail or email! Or call 612-440-6219 to speak to someone.

Put your own personal touch on this festive event!

Thank You For A Wonderful 88th Season Opening!

Our season-opening concert Mysteries was a great success!
Thank you for joining us and supporting us!


BSM received Organizational Development Grant from Metro Regional Arts Council to hire an Operations Manager. And we are excited to announce that BSM’s Associate Artistic Director Marcoantonio Real-d’Arbelles will take the role to lead all key elements of the organization’s concert productions.


We are happy to announce that BSM once again received the Arts Tour Grant from Minnesota State Arts Board for our upcoming 2019-2020 season.

With this support, BSM is proud to present a historically influenced early music concert series with a workshop/masterclass in:

  • Bemidji (Oct 2019)
  • Mankato (Feb 2020)
  • Marshall (April 2020)

Please check back for more information!

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.


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.