43rd Annual Abbey Bach Festival
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 23, 24 and 25, 2014
I am pleased to invite you to the 2014 Abbey Bach Festival, our 43rd annual festival. An evening of music here at the Abbey also gives you the pleasure of enjoying our peaceful Hilltop and its beautiful surroundings. Guests have been coming to the Abbey for more than 130 years. May you be among them this coming summer!
We have a very exciting season this year, featuring some great artists. Wednesday features the Ensemble Caprice, Thursday the award-winning pianist Jean Saulnier, and on Friday, Marcia Hadjimarkos comes to us from France to play the fortepiano. She will be accompanied by soprano Julianne Baird.
In the church on Wednesday, we are pleased to offer Russian organist Sergey Kirillov, artistic director and principal conductor of the Stavropol Municipal Orchestra. On Thursday and Friday we will offer the vocal chamber ensemble Tudor Choir.
I look forward to seeing you here on the Hilltop this July! Order your tickets now and be assured of a place at the festival, and my thanks to you for your support of the Abbey Bach Festival!
Fr. Paschal Cheline, OSB
5:20 PM – Vespers in the Abbey Church.
6:00 PM – Musical performance in the Abbey Church.
6:30 PM – Picnic supper is served. Each basket includes a bottle of wine and a simple supper for four guests. Families and friends join together, or guests can meet like-minded lovers of classical music and share a picnic basket with new friends in a beautiful setting. Blankets and chairs are provided; guests may bring their own lawn chairs and tables.
8:00 PM – Featured performance in the Damian Center
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