Bach is one of my favorite composers and this weekend, the Twin Cities will have a rare treat with five programs to be presented at various venues around St. Paul.
It is an all day event tomorrow starting at 9 and finishing at 5. Minnesota Public Radio's PIPEDREAMS program in collaboration with the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Bach Society of Minnesota will offer these programs free of charge.
Complete information can be found here: http://pipedreams.publicradio.org/events/bach_birthday/Bach_Bash_2011_Press.pdf
The venues include St. Mary's Chapel of the St. Paul Seminary 2260 Summit Avenue, St. Paul with a live one-hour MPR broadcast beginning at 9 AM. The next stop (10:30 AM) is at the University of St. Thomas Chapel (Cleveland Av N at Ashland, St. Paul). 1 PM to 2 PM is at the Cathedral of St. Paul (239 Selby Avenue) 2:30 to 3:30 wukk be at Unity Unitarian Church 832 Holly Avenue and finally the House of Hope Presbyterian Church 797 Summit Avenue from 4:00 to 5:00.
While the concerts are free, audience members will be invited to make a voluntary contribution to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. http://www.tchabitat.org/
Great presentation and great cause. I hope to see you there.
For more information about future Bach-related performances. You can check out several websites listed at the end of the press release (see above).