Classical Music Events Slated During Sonora Bach Festival


The Sonora Bach Festival has announced its events for this coming fall. They include the Youth Concert, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m.; the Local’s Concert, Oct.15 at 3 p.m.; the Salon Concert, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m.; and the Bach’s Brunch, Oct. 28 at 12:30 p.m.

All concerts will be held at the Church of the 49ers in Columbia, except the Brunch, which will be held at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church in Sonora. More information, including ticket information, is available at the festival website; the festival Facebook page:;

This year marks the 47th annual Sonora Bach Festival. The Oct. 1 festival opening Youth Concert will include 20, young, auditioned, local youth under 18 performing. The invited guest artist will be Sophia Hsue on viola. The Local’s Concert will feature talented adult singers and instrumentalists from the Central Sierras in solos and ensembles. The Salon Concert features an afternoon of Baroque music for violin and harpsichord performed by Bay Area duo Bach Se Piace and with catering by Cali Catering. The festival concludes with the Bach’s Brunch featuring solo guitarist Keith Evans and catered by Cali Catering.

Festival Executive Director Diane Wright said, “We are so thrilled to be able to offer this wonderful month of music. We think it will be ‘just like the old days’ with beautiful music, good food, seeing old friends and making new.”

For more information about the festival, call 209 536-6330.

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