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​2019 Texas Bach Festival a Great Success!

Texas Bach Festival

This one-of-a-kind choral event, led by TBF Artistic Director Barry Scott Williamson, provides registrants with a uniquely intimate musical, educational and social acquaintance with Handel’s most famous and beloved oratorio. Singers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome, without audition; we invite you to come and accomplish this unforgettable Messiah performance experience together!

City Insider Magazine - p. 7

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."

The inaugural Texas Bach Festival Community Choral Symposium


for August 4 to August 22, 2020!

Click for registration form!

​​Symposium Schedule:


ALC = Ascension Lutheran Church, 6420 Hart Ln, Austin. TX 78731

SMEC = St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Dr., Austin, TX 78759

Chorus rehearsals: ALC
Tuesday, August 4, 7-10 pm
Thursday, August 6, 7-10 pm
Tuesday, August 11, 7-10 pm
Thursday, August 13, 7-10 pm
Tuesday, August 18, 7-10 pm
Thursday, August 20, 7-10 pm

Seminars: ALC
Thursday, August 6, 6:00-6:45 pm
Tuesday, August 11, 6:00-6:45 pm
Thursday, August 13, 6:00-6:45 pm
Tuesday, August 18 6:00-6:45 pm

Chorus/orchestra rehearsals: SMEC
Friday, August 21, 7-10 pm
Saturday, August 22, 10 am-1:00 pm

Performance: SMEC
Saturday, August 22, 8:00 pm (7:00 call)

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Williamson County Sun - TBF 2019

​​The Texas Bach Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Cultural Division of the City of Austin

Listen in for great music along with enlightened discussion from TBF's Barry Scott Williamson. Listen live on your radio each Friday from 6-7 PM on KGTN 106.7 FM.  Or download the "TuneIn" free app in any device's app store and search for "KGTN" in the app to enjoy the shows live there!


"Bach to the Future"

KGTN radio broadcast 

TBF is thrilled to continue providing performance opportunities to students enrolled in the Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown.

Book your groop rate room for the Texas Bach Festival 2020 now! 

Click the logo to open  Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center's special TBF group booking page with rates starting at $129 USD per night!

​LAST DAY TO BOOK: May 22, 2020

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