Author: Special to CH2
BACH-FEST 2015, celebrating the legacy, theology, and music of Johann Sebastian Bach, features six concerts this November at multiple venues in Beaufort and on Hilton Head Island. Presented by the Low Country Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, this second annual Bach Fest presents three sets of concerts, intended to be both informative and entertaining.
The festival opens Friday, November 6 at 7 p.m. with two concerts. The Luther-Bach Connection kicks off the festival at First Presbyterian Church on Hilton Head Island, with a multi-media event featuring Hector Olivera, internationally acclaimed organist, and Pamela Hollinger, narrator. In Beaufort, the festival begins with Bach for Voice and Instruments, sung by the Women’s Choral, under the direction of Mary Woodmansee Green, at The Baptist Church of Beaufort.
On Sunday, November 8, The Luther-Bach Connection repeats at 4 p.m. at Sea Island Presbyterian Church in Beaufort. Mary Green and the Women’s Chorale present their second concert Friday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at Providence Presbyterian Church, Hilton Head Island.
The third set of concerts is Bach and the Organ, featuring organist John Stender. These two concerts are held on Friday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at St. Helena Church in Beaufort and on Saturday, November 14 at 7 p.m. at St. Luke’s Church, Hilton Head Island.
Tickets are available online at www.lccago.org or by calling (843) 681-6751 (Hilton Head Island) or (843) 521-4060 (Beaufort). Individual tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets for three concerts are $50 for adults and $25 for students. All proceeds benefit the Low Country AGO chapter’s scholarship fund to encourage students to study organ performance.
For more information, visit the event website at lccago.org.