2017-2018 Concert Season

St. Louis Bach Festival
Sunday, April 8 – Saturday, April 28
10 Venues across the St. Louis area

The month-long Festival will celebrate the breadth of Bach’s work with numerous events across the St. Louis area. It will include both free and ticketed concerts, collaborations with local arts and cultural organizations, and several education and outreach opportunities, including free concerts for middle and high school students in North County.


Bach’s St. Matthew Passion
April 28, 2018, 2:00pm
Pillsbury Chapel, Missouri Baptist University
One College Park Dr, St. Louis MO 63141

As the grand finale to our St. Louis Bach Festival 2018, the Chorus and Orchestra present Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, which continues to move audiences nearly three centuries after it was first heard in Leipzig, Germany.  Standing as one of the pillars of Western sacred music, it is at once monumental and intimate, deeply sorrowful and powerful.




Eternal Light
March 11, 2018, 3:00pm
First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood
100 E Adams Ave, Kirkwood MO 63122

Join us for the St. Louis premiere of “Eternal Light”, a requiem by award-winning British composer Howard Goodall, who is best known for his compositions for television and film, including music from “The Vicar of Dibley”.  In this modern requiem, the chorus is accompanied by harp, piano and strings.

Christmas Candlelight Concert

December 19, 2017, 7:30pm
Powell Hall
718 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis MO 63103

The Bach Society’s Christmas Candlelight Concert was hailed as one of the Top 20 LIVE Christmas Events in North America by BBC Music Magazine!  This year, the Bach Society Chorus & Orchestra will present Handel’s Messiah along with favorite holiday carols, joined by the St. Louis Children’s Choirs and soloists. Make lasting memories with your family this Christmas in the festive ambiance of Powell Hall.

Music of the Reformation
October 29, 2017, 3:00pm
First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood
100 E Adams Ave, Kirkwood MO 63122

Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation through song!  Martin Luther had a profound and lasting influence on sacred music and even Bach himself!  Bach’s Reformation cantata Ein feste burg ist unser Gott and Heinrich Schütz’s Psalm 136 will highlight the program, along with an opportunity for audience participation in joyous Reformation hymns.  Sponsored in part by Lutheran School of Theology and the St. Louis Friends of Heinrich Schütz.