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Bach Around the Clock 2021!

Every spring the Heifetz Institute and our partners throughout the Shenandoah Valley celebrate J.S. Bach’s birthday with a free full day musical experience featuring local, regional, and national performers. This year we will feature both newly produced and archival performances to celebrate this monumental composer and his legacy.

Featuring fresh performances from:

The Heifetz Institute Ensemble In Residence

The Borromeo String Quartet

Staunton Music Festival

Three Notch’d Road – The Virginia Baroque Ensemble

Garth Newel Music Festival

Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival

The Bach Around The Clock Chorus, Paul Weber, Music Director

Florence Jowers, Organ

Peter Blanchette, Archguitar

Tune in here for 12 hours of Bach programming from sun up to sun down

Tune in here for 12 hours of Bach programming from sun up to sun down

Scheduled Performances

To be announced


The Majesty – And Mystery – of Bach

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Links, Lore, & Lagniappe

The J.S. Bach Home Page:  An extensive biography, tour of Bach’s life in Germany, catalog of his works, bibliography, recommended recordings, and more.

J.S. Bach Research Website of the Bach Museum in Leipzig, the world’s premier research center for the life and works of the entire Bach family.

Bach on Bach A website devoted to all things Sebastian Bach (and the providers of the striking cover image for Bach Around The Clock!).

Bach In The Subways Bach Around The Clock in Staunton is just a part of a global phenomenon of Bach performances around the globe – Find them all at this website!

BBC Musics Bach stories, audio, and videos

Classic FMs “Fast and Friendly Guide to Bach” and a lot of other goodies

Bach Around the Clock Video Playlist

Highlights of performances from our one-day festival from years past

Chock Full o’ Bach Video Playlist

Our weekly dose of Bach, from Heifetz alumni, faculty, & special guests

Scenes From Bach Around the Clock