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Concertgoers Pack Out 18th Annual Bach Festival

The near-capacity crowds that filled Lehman Auditorium were treated to the soaring harmonies that filled the air at the 18th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. Versatile musician John McCutcheon com ...More

Bach Festival combines serious and casual, sobering and hopeful

Fanfares and flip-flops. Handel’s massive story of Samson and two short works written within the past year. A call to hope arising from the ashes of New York’s World Trade Center. The 17th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival at Eastern Mennonite University combined serious music with casual dress, Baroque masterworks with contemporary compositions and ...More

Festival Strings Along Music Aficionados

Among the gifts offered to those attending the 16th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival were visible enthusiasm among participating musicians as they re-created and interpreted selections by some of the world’s most beloved composers. ...More

Bach Festival Offers ‘Sneak Preview’ Talks

What’s on the smorgasbord menu for the 16th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival? One tasteful way to find out is to attend a series of talks designed to prepare the community for the Bach Festival, coming up June 8-15 at EMU. ...More

Bach Festival Hosts Young Artists’ Recital

Six local musicians will display their talents in a “Young Artists” recital 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Park View Mennonite Church, N. College Avenue in Harrisonburg. The program, sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, will “give the community an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the special musical gifts of area students,” accor ...More

Festival Keeps People Coming Bach for More

It’s been 15 years of “great music-making” at Eastern Mennonite University with no letup in sight. The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, with Kenneth J. Nafziger as artistic director and conductor, continued its tradition of artistic excellence by offering unparalleled classical music concerts with the highest caliber of musicians. This year’s theme, “Bach ...More

Local Musicologist to Speak on Bach

The 15th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is several months away, but planners are seeking to stir early interest in this year’s program with a special preview of the work and life of the prolific German composer. Milo ...More

Children’s Choir Releases Ninth Recording

The highly-acclaimed Shenandoah Valley Children ...More

Children’s Choir Sets Spring Concerts

Sonya Morris of Bridgewater, a member of the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir. The Shenandoah Valley Childrens Choir will present its spring concerts 7 p.m. ...More