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2016 Sonora Bach Festival Featured During October
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Join in the festivities in nearby Tuolumne County for the 40th year of celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries as they feature period music performed by guests and locals. Concerts are planned in colorful locations throughout historical and picturesque Tuolumne County. With a variety of performances and fine music there is something for all ages. Tickets for these upcoming shows are available on the Webpage:

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2 p.m. - Baroque Singalong at the Church of the 49ers, Columbia.

Lend your voice (or your ears) to this informal “Sing Along” of Baroque classics. Led by a variety of conductors from the area and accompanied by some of the Central Sierras finest pianists, this sing-through of music from the time of Bach was a joy for participants and observers at last year’s inauguration and promises an even better time this year. Open to singers and observers.

Sunday, Oct. 9, 3 p.m. - Youth Finalists’ Concert at the Church of the 49ers, Columbia.

“Hear the future today” at this marvelous demonstration of local, young vocal and instrumental talent as they present Baroque and early Classical repertoire - a sell-out every year featuring many accomplished young performers. Guest artist, soprano Savanah Bailey, is a student at University of the Pacific.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m. - Light Buffet followed by concert at 7:30 p.m.: Chamber Orchestra Concert at The Country Cowboy Church, Sonora.

This year’s “Salon Concert” leaves the salon and enters the Concert hall as they present The Mother Lode Friends of Music Orchestra, Henrik Jul Hansen, Conductor, is joined by spectacular, international violin soloist Corina Stoian featuring, among others, Handel Water Music Suite, No.1 and Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.

Sunday, Oct. 23, 3 p.m. - Locals’ Concert at The Church of the 49ers, Columbia.

Support your friends, family and community as highly talented, local instrumentalists and vocalists present an exciting afternoon of chamber music of the Baroque. Lovely music performed by people you may know.

Sunday, Oct. 30, 12:30 p.m. - Bach’s Brunch

Beautiful brunch, beautiful music and a beautiful setting. Join in for a delightful brunch featuring the cooking talents of Chef David Ingram and beautiful classical music provided by classical guitarist, Gordon Rowland at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church located in the lovely woods of Sugar Pine. Advanced reservations required