Texas Bach Festival In Georgetown!

 

The Texas Bach Festival (June 20th -26th, 2022) is getting ready for its 5th annual celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach and his music. This year’s festival will feature 7 classical performances in Georgetown and Austin. World-class concert musicians will be playing Bach’s most prominent work as well as some other favorite classical pieces. 

 

Bach’s moving, sometimes somber, sometimes light works are a great window into classical music. The performers who headline the Texas Bach Festival are musicians who you won’t soon forget. Georgetown’s Bach Festival is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some fine art from some of the best concert performers in the world.

Who Was Bach, and Why is He Celebrated? 

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer from the Baroque period in the 18th century who had a deep, dedicated belief in God. The hundreds of sacred works Bach created are usually seen as manifesting not just his craft but also a truly devout relationship with who he believed to be his creator. 

 

Bach also intended for his music to be heard in the acoustically engineered chamber of a church. Each performance at the Texas Bach Festival will be featured in one of Georgetown or Austin’s beautiful churches to really capture the spirit and sound of Bach’s compositions. The organizers at Texas Bach Festival have selected the appropriate acoustic environments for each piece so the audience can listen as Bach intended.

 

Many of Bach’s most vocal critics in the Baroque period said he should simplify his music, but he didn’t pay attention. Bach trusted his vision and God, and now, we are left with historic masterpieces that you can hear live at the Texas Bach Festival 2022.

This Year’s Performances

From June 20th-26th in Georgetown, pianists, quartets, choirs, organists, and more will be putting on performances in or near Georgetown. Here are some highlights from this year’s schedule you won’t want to miss:

Members of the Artisan Quartet and Festival Artist Rick Rowley – June 20, 2022 8:00 pm 

This accomplished quartet will be performing at the Wellspring United Methodist Church in Georgetown. Featured pieces from Bach for this performance include J.S. Bach Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1001, J.C. Bach, Piano Quartet in G Major, W.B66, Mozart Piano Quartet in Eb Major, K.493.

Dave Polley, Organist – ​​​​​​June 21, 2022 8:00 PM

Renowned organist Dave Polley will perform organ music from J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn and Brahms. The performance will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown.

​Texas Bach Festival Choir​ – June 23, 2022 8:00 PM

Barry Scott Williamson and the Texas Bach Festival Choir will perform Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil (Vespers) at the Wellspring United Methodist Church in Georgetown, Texas. It’s a powerful group performance that you don’t want to miss.

The Arts in Georgetown

Georgetown takes pride in celebrating its artistic side. Whether it’s through events like the Texas Bach Festival, live local music, artisans working away in our downtown, art schools, or fine cuisine, art finds a way here. 

 

It’s part of the reason why Georgetown is growing so fast. Georgetown grew by 10.5 % from July 2020 to July 2021, a rate of growth that will double the population in less than seven years. 

 

The simple fact is that Georgetown is a great place to live and raise a family. Peace and quiet, an appreciation for the arts, Texas charm, wonderful food, and an ideal location make Georgetown an attractive place to buy a home.

 

If you’re looking at buying a home near Austin, Parmer Ranch in Georgetown is a perfect choice. At Parmer Ranch, you get to build or buy your home within a master-planned community that has great schools, amenities, parks, and more. Reach out for more info on your options for living in Georgetown.