Texas Bach Festival

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 3:00 PM
​Chamber Music of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven

​St. Helen's Catholic Church, Georgetown
Artisan Quartet
-J.S. Bach: Gamba Sonata No. 2 in D Major (BWV 1028)
-W.A. Mozart: Violin Sonata No. 32 in B-Flag Major (KV 454)
-Beethoven: String Quartet in C Major ​Op. 59, no. 3)

​​Free Concerts 

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 2:00 pm "Mix and Mingle",

2:30 PM concert

Artisan Quartet at The Delaney in Georgetown
359 Village Commons Blvd., Georgetown 78633
Haydn: String Quartet Op. 74, No. 1
Borodin: "Nochturn" from String Quartet No. 2

Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 2:00 PM

French and German Art Songs

Live Music at the Library concert series, will feature Meredith Ruduski, soprano, and Gil Zilkha, bass.  Works included: Gabriel Faure's La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61, Claude Debussy's Fetes galantes pour Madame Vasnier, and Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe, Op. 48.  This concert is free and open to the public, a gift of the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. 8th St.  For more information, visit:  library.georgetown.org/music.

Friday, June 29, 2018 at noon

Death and the Maiden

The concert will be held in the 26th District Courtroom at the Williamson County Courthouse, 710 Main St in Georgetown, featuring Texas Bach Festival Artists from the Artisan Quartet.

The program will be the String Quartet No. 14, "Death and the Maiden" by Franz Schubert.  This concert is free and open to the public, presented by the Texas Bach Festival.

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 5:30 PM "Mix and Mingle",

6:00 PM concert

Texas Bach Festival Wine and Cheese

The concert will be held at the Cowan Creek Amenity Center, Florence / Georgetown rooms, 1433 Cool Spring Way in Georgetown, featuring Texas Bach Festival Artists from the Artisan Quartet.  Program: Haydn - String Quartet Op 74, No. 1; Borodin - "Nochturn" from String Quartet No. 2.​​

2018 Festival 

 July 5-8, 2018

Dr. Barry Scott Williamson, Founder/Artistic Director

The mission of the Texas Bach Festival (TBF) is to champion and advance the great and timeless music of Johann Sebastian Bach and subsequent composers inspired by him in the Georgetown and greater Central Texas areas; and, by means of large- and small-scale performance, music education and outreach/collaborative events, to prolifically engage, inform and enrich citizens of all ages and the surrounding Arts community.

Bach’s sacred and secular compositions have been exponentially beloved worldwide by audiences and musicians for more than 300 years; it will be the ongoing privilege of TBF to passionately enrich the Georgetown / Austin / Central Texas cultural landscape with innovative programs and projects dedicated to "Bringing Bach to Life."

Hotel Partner Links

Hampton Inn & Suites Georgetown
Arrival Date: 05-Jul-2018
Departure Date: 08-Jul-2018

 Link to Hampton Inn Group Block

TBF gratefully acknowledges the generous “Maestro Circle” sponsorship by Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery & Prayer Gardens in Georgetown.  Thank you to OLOTR’s caring and devoted ownership and staff for helping make our exciting 2018 festival possible!

"The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul."

Johann Sebastian Bach

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Chamber Music of Bach and Brahms

 St. Helen's Catholic Church, Georgetown
-J.S. Bach,  Musical Offering Trio Sonata, BWV 1079
-Franz Krommer, Oboe Quartet No. 1
-Johannes Brahms, Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Orchestral Music of Bach, Handel and Mozart

St. Helen's Catholic Church, Georgetown
Texas Bach Festival Camerata
-J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major (BWV 1047)
-G.F. Handel: Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major (HWV 348)
-W.A. Mozart, Exultate, jubilate (KV 165)
-Selected arias from Handel's "Messiah" and J.S. Bach's cantatas/masses

The Texas Bach Festival is very pleased to announce its support of B&GC-Georgetown by facilitating significant music education opportunities for its children and teen members by means of Dr. Williamson coaching student member singers for their February 27, 2018 awards banquet, facilitating students’ attendance at TBF’s June 29, 2018 Courthouse concert and providing 100 complimentary tickets for students and their families to attend TBF’s four festival series concerts in Georgetown.

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Bach Motets and More at St. Martin's

St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Austin
TBF Choir and Soloists - repeat performance
-J.S. Bach, Jesu, meine Freude (BWV 227), 
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (BWV 225)
-Johannes Brahms: Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52
-Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music

​​Friday, July 6, 2018 - 8:00 pm

Bach Motets and More

St. Helen's Catholic Church, Georgetown
TBF Choir and Soloists
-J.S. Bach, Jesu, meine Freude (BWV 227),  
Singet dem Herrn, ein neues Lied (BWV 225)
-Johannes Brahms: Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52
-Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music