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2014 Middlebury Bach Festival

Jeffrey Buettner, Music Director

Press release

2014 Program (view or download as pdf)

Friday, April 25

Concert Hall, Kevin P. Mahaney '84 Center for the Arts
8:00 PM Opening Concert and Reception
Sophie Shao, cello and Soovin Kim, violin

Tickets available at the Box Office, $25/20/6. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series and the Office of the President of Middlebury College.

Saturday, April 26

Concert Hall, Kevin P. Mahaney '84 Center for the Arts
10:00 AM Interest Session 1

Unaccompanied Bach: Bach's solo works for cello and violin

Sophie Shao, cello and Soovin Kim, violin


11:00 AM Interest Session 2

Demonstration of Oboe, Oboe d'amore, English Horn and Oboe da Caccia in the Music of J.S. Bach

Cheryl Priebe Bishkoff, oboist


1:30 PM Interest Session 3

From Christmas to Ascension Day: J.S. Bach's Unique Oratorio Cycle

Christoph Wolff, guest scholar


3:00 PM Carillon Recital

Mead Chapel (enjoy the performance on the lawn around the Chapel)

George Matthew, Jr., carillonneur


6:00 PM Bach at 51 Main

Eric Despard, guitarist

51 Main at the Bridge, Downtown Middlebury


8:00 PM Festival Concert

Mead Chapel

Vivaldi, Four Seasons

featuring violin soloist Katherine Winterstein

J. S. Bach, Ascension Oratorio

featuring the Festival orchestra, soloists and Middlebury College Choir, Jeffrey Buettner, conductor

Tickets available at the Box Office and at the door, $12/10/students free with ID

Sunday, April 27

Bach in Area Congregations 

3:00 PM College Choir European Tour Preview Concert

Mead Chapel


Middlebury College Choir and Collegium share music of the Baroque and beyond in preparation for their May/June tour to Berlin, Prague, Leipzig and Vienna.

Department of Music

Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753