CTV Commercial Now Airing!

Bach has hit the TV Airwaves! Thanks to an amazing creative and production team, the 2015 Bach Festival commercial captures the joy and excitement that the Festival inspires.

The gorgeous scenic backdrop of Huron County, the diverse music offerings of the Festival Concerts including Brass, Piano, Country Barn Dance along with the passionate and pastoral music of Bach – all the elements of a beautiful summer’s week of music!

Join us!

Check out our new commercial by clicking this link: Bach Festival Commercial!

Commercial Credits:

Concept/Writer – Michael Hew

Producer – Ryan Gregory

Editing/Animation – Tania DeJonge

VoiceOver – Peter Jaycock

Welcome Stacy Smith to the Youth Arts Immersion Program!

Stacy Smith HeadshotIf Stacy Smith looks familiar, chance are you have seen her in such television productions as Jesse Stone (featuring Tom Selleck), Rookie Blue and Marion Bridge, to name just a few!  And now you will be able to see her in Exeter Ontario as the newest addition to the Bach Festival Youth Arts Immersion Team!

Stacy is not only a stage and screen performer, she also has a tremendous background in working with young people in the arts, making her an ideal addition to the Festival Youth Arts program. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Ms. Smith received her B.A. in Theatre from Dalhousie University, and studied voice at the Maritime Conservatory of Music.

Stacy’s  15 years of working with young people includes teaching her own ‘Let’s Create a Play’ classes in New Glasgow, instructing numerous theatrical workshops and summer camps for several theatre companies, and teaching students at the Nova Scotia High School Drama Festival. Stacy was also the Acting instructor for Halifax’s Neptune Theatre’s Pre-Professional Training Program for which she created the class curriculum.

Having relocated to Ontario in 2011, Stacy now instructs and directs with Stratford Playmakers Theatre School, as well as organizing and directing The Ghosts of Stratford Walking Tours. Last spring, Stacy created ‘The Kale Show’ for The Foundation for Education. The show introduced the clown characters Kale and Big Chip, touring elementary schools and creating awareness about the importance of healthy eating habits at an early age.
The Bach Festival is delighted to welcome the talented Stacy Smith to the Youth Arts Immersion Program. Why not consider joining us?
For more information about the Youth Arts Immersion Program, check out the details found on our website!  https://huronwavesmusicfestival.ca/youth-choir-information-2/

 

2015 Season Early Bird Ticket Special!

The 2015 Season has been announced! Click on the TAB at the top of the page for all the details!

To Celebrate our 3rd Season of Music, the Festival is for the first time offering an Early Bird discount of 10% off the total purchase price of your tickets! To receive the discount, you must purchase directly through the Festival Box Office either in person or by phone. (This offer cannot be applied through ticketscene. This offer does NOT include Festival Passes!)

 BOX OFFICE HOURS:
The Festival Box Office is located at Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church, 264 Main St Exeter. Or phone 519 235 2565 ext 223.
April            Tues  10 – 12
                            Thurs 10 – 12
                               Fri     10 – 12
May              Tues   10 – 2
                             Wed    10 –  2
                              Thurs   10 – 2
                               Fri        10 – 2
          June           Mon to Fri   10 – 3

GALA OPENING CONCERT!

 

MONDAY JULY 13               Spanish pianist Leopoldo Erice performs  Bach’s Goldberg Variations

 

TUESDAY JULY 14                BARN DANCE COUNTRY SHOW featuring Larry Mercey,  Naomi Bristow,  Marie Bottrell ,   John and Geneva Heaman, The Barn Dance Show Band and…Master of Ceremonies, Jim Swan.

 

WEDNESDAY JULY 15        REVERB BRASS            top-notch playing, and a captivating stage presence.             –  New Music Toronto

 

THURSDAY JULY 16         A SUMMER EVENING featuring the  BACH FESTIVAL CHAMBER CHOIR and ORCHESTRA

 

 

FRIDAY JULY 17                  YOUTH ARTS PROGRAM SHOWCASE   Showcase of work from Youth Arts Camp!

GALA CLOSING PERFORMANCE

SATURDAY JULY 18                 ST MATTHEW PASSION

                        Conducted by GERALD FAGAN

Featuring THE BACH FESTIVAL CHOIR;

THE BACH FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA;

LESLIE FAGAN (Soprano), LAURA PUDWELL (Alto),

DANIEL LICHTI (Bass), JOHN AVEY (Christus),

COLIN AINSWORTH (Evangelist), JAMES MCLENNAN (Tenor)

 

 

BACH’S BROWN BAG    LUNCH SERIES

 

Bring your lunch and enjoy a noon hour concert

FREE of charge! Monday through to Friday at Noon,

Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church, 264 Main St. S.

Exeter, ON

Featuring:

Huron Harp School

(Sharon Johnston, Instructor);

Katherine Napiwotzki

(Soprano – Exeter native)

 

Sigmar Martin, Violin

(Grand Bend Violin Virtuoso)

Steve Holowitz, Jennifer Fagan

(Jazz & pop selections)

Youth Artist Performance

(Local high school performers –

the next generation!)

EARLY BIRD Registration Deadline for Adult Choir!

Attention Singers, Choristers, Music Lovers! Do you like to sing? Would you like the opportunity to perform with an orchestra, soloists and fellow music lovers under the baton of Artistic Director Gerald Fagan?

Full details on the Adult Choir participation are below. Registration forms are available here through these  attachments 2015 Adult Choir Information and Adult Choir Registration Form 2015 ,  by email the Festival at bachfestivalcanada@gmail.com or by calling the Bach Festival office at 519 235-2565.

Register before March 15th and receive a reduced registration fee of $125 plus HST. Visit the ADULT CHOIR Page for all the details!

Godbolt, Ciufo Insurance& Financial Services Continues to Lead the Way!

Continuing to be a leader in the community, Godbolt Ciufo Insurance & Financial Services Inc. has sponsored the 2015 Season of the Bach Music Festival of Canada! This photo says it all.

Featuring Festival Manager Jean Jacobe, Board Member Kimberley PayneFred Godbolt, owner, Godbolt, Ciufo Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.,  Paul Ciufo  owner, Godbolt, Ciufo Insurance & Financial Services Inc. and Friedhelm Hoffmann Chair of the Board.

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A Celebration of Ontario Composers!

 

 The Bach Festival Chamber Choir with Artistic Director Gerald Fagan presents a celebration of Ontario Composers in this concert that beckons in the spring!

“Made in Ontario”

Highlighting contemporary composers who contribute to the rich legacy of Ontario based musicians whose work reflects the diverse nature of our province and our country.

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Sunday March 8 2015

7:30pm

St James Westminster Anglican Church

115 Askin Street London

Adults: $20  Youth $10

Tickets available through www.ticketscene.ca

or the Festival Box Office

519 235 2565 ext 223

Join us for this wonderful exploration of new music as performed by  the community’s most exciting new choral group!

‘Songs of the Heart’ with the Bach Festival Chamber Choir

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Under the baton of Artistic Director Gerald Fagan, the Bach Festival Chamber Choir  performs contemporary choral music  including works by Gjeilo, Mailor, Whitacre, Clausen, Nystedt,  and Matthew Emery.   In choosing this repertoire  Fagan states, “Quite simply, the music is powerful and very beautiful.”

Songs of the Heart

Sunday October 26, 2014                               7:30pm

St James Westminster Anglican Church

London, Ontario

Tickets are only $20.00 for Adults, $10.00 for Students and can be purchased through www.ticketscene.ca; by phoning 519 235-2565 ext 223 or by contacting a member of the Festival Chamber Choir.

Consider buying a PEW (8 tickets) for $225 and be listed as a Sponsor!

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The Bach Music Festival of Canada continues to build on its relationships with Canada’s most renowned and respected artists while cultivating roots in the heart of Huron County, Ontario.

 

BACH AROUND TOWN!

There is so much to do in Exeter & Area when you visit the Bach Festival!

Art Show, Bach-elicious Dining, Special Store Hours, Mr Bach Visits the Library, Historical Tours, Great Canadian Bach Ribfest and more!

Shops on Main Street Exeter are

Open Late

July 15 to 19 (most until 8pm)

Participating Stores:

Bakelaar Jewellers, 421 Main St. S

Bio-Connections, 438 Main St. S

Brigitte’s Fashions & Thomas H. Fine Menswear,

373 Main St. S

Custom Covers for Home & Office, 415 Main St. S

Exeter Flowers, 509 Main St. S.

Exeter Home Furniture, 459 Main St. S

Home & Company / Greeting Card World, 383A Main St. S

Injoy, 375 Main St. S

Inner Urban, 405 Main St. S

Jennard Cheese, 426 Main St. S

Kalidoscope of Quilts, 355 Main St. S

Luvu Naturally, 15 Gidley St. E

Seasonals Garden Décor & Unique Giftware, 294 Main St. S

The European Addition, 403 Main St. S

The Jewellery Box, 382 Main St. S

Village Vines presents Willow Valley Furnishings,

391 Main St. S

Wuerth’s Shoes, 369 Main St. S

 

Bach’s Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series

Enjoy take-out treats from local restaurants at FREE lunchtime concerts! Call to pre-order to avoid the wait.

 

Participating Restaurants in Exeter:

Coffee Culture, 386 Main St. S                  … walk-in orders

Crabby Joe’s Tap & Grill, 58 Main St. N       … 519-235-1400

Eddington’s of Exeter, 527 Main St. S         … 519-235-3030

Godfather’s, 518 Main St. S                      … walk-in orders

Huron Family Restaurant, 134 Main St. S  … 519-235-4623

Jennard Cheese, 426 Main St. S                … 519-235-3062

McDonald’s, 261 Main St. N                      … walk-in orders

New Orlean’s, 227 Main St. S                    … walk-in orders 

 

Bach-elicious! Dinner & Show Special Offers

Participating Restaurants in Exeter:

Crabby Joe’s Tap & Grill, 58 Main St. N (Reserve: 519-235-1400)

*Choose from daily specials or menu favourites!

Eddington’s of Exeter, 527 Main St. S (Reserve: 519-235-3030)

*Dinner theatre packages, visit www.eddingtons.ca.  All inclusive brown bag lunch packages for take-out – $10!

 

Huron Family Restaurant, 134 Main St. S (Reserve: 519-235-4623)

*Choose from daily specials or menu favourites!

 

New Orleans, 227 Main St. S

*Choose from 5 meal options for $5.00 (lunch or dinner)!

 

Summer Show & Sale

Art Around the Town

Sunday, July 14 to Saturday, July 20

See a variety of local artisans on Bach’s art walk! Maps available at the Welcome Centre or the Exeter Public Library

Art in the Parkette

Saturday, July 20 on Main Street

Art Gallery at the Welcome Centre (see info below)

Hosted by Art aRound Town

 

Guided Heritage Walking Tours

FREE on Thursday, July 18

  1. Main Street Tour – 1 hour tour at 2:00pm
  2. Heritage Home Tour – 1 hour tour at 2:00pm
  3. Exeter’s Heritage Tour – 2 hour tour at 2:00pm

*All tours depart from Trivitt Memorial Church & end at the South Huron Welcome Centre for refreshments

OR

Take a self-guided tour with the NEW heritage walking tour brochure available at the Welcome Centre!

 

Hosted by the Exeter & District Heritage Foundation

Experience Exeter

South Huron Welcome Centre

483 Main Street

226-423-3028

Bach Festival Hours: 10am – 7pm (Mon to Fri); 10am – 3pm (Sat)

MR BACH VISITS THE LIBRARY!

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Our friends at Hensall United Church have planned their annual Ribfest to coincide with the Opening of the Bach Festival.

What terrific enthusiasm for the Festival!

SUNDAY JULY 14

 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Hensall Community Centre
Bob’s famous barbecued ribs
❖Baked potatoes ❖Baked beans ❖Coleslaw
❖Rolls & butter ❖Ice tea & lemonade
❖Homemade pie… apple…lemon…pecan…
elderberry… cherry…raspberry…rhubarb…

Adults $15 • Youth 6 -12 $7.50 • 5 & under free

For tickets & information, call Lucielle 519 262 3899 or email firman@ezlink.on.ca

For credit card orders, call Willow Valley Furnishings 519 235 1987

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Local Restaurants support the Bach Brown Bag Lunch Series!

The Popular Bach Brown Bag Lunch Series Returns and this year local eating establishments are happy to prepare your lunch to go!

Bring Your Lunch or Pick one up from our local participating restaurants  (prices & menus vary) and enjoy a FREE Noon Hour concert!  Get take-out at  your favourite spot or try something new at one of the following restaurants in Exeter: Coffee Culture, Crabby Joe’s, Eddington’s of Exeter, Godfather’s Pizza, Jennard Cheese, McDonald’s and New Orlean’s Pizza. Some establishments even have special all-inclusive Bach brown bag lunch packages for your dining pleasure!


Coffee Culture, 386 Main St. S                  … walk-in orders

Crabby Joe’s Tap & Grill, 58 Main St. N         … 519-235-1400

Eddington’s of Exeter, 527 Main St. S           … 519-235-3030

Godfather’s, 518 Main St. S                    … walk-in orders

Huron Family Restaurant, 134 Main St. S  519-235-4623

Jennard Cheese, 426 Main St. S                  … 519-235-3062

McDonald’s, 261 Main St. N                      … walk-in orders

New Orlean’s, 227 Main St. S                    … walk-in orders

The Restaurants listed below are also a part of the new Bach-elicious Restaurant Initiative!

Crabby Joe’s Tap & Grill, 58 Main St. N (Reserve: 519-235-1400)
*Choose from daily specials or menu favourites!

Eddington’s of Exeter, 527 Main St. S (Reserve: 519-235-3030)
*Dinner theatre packages, visit www.eddingtons.ca. All inclusive
brown bag lunch packages for take-out – $10!

Huron Family Restaurant, 134 Main St. S (Reserve: 519-235-4623)
*Choose from daily specials or menu favourites!

New Orleans, 227 Main St. S
*Choose from 5 meal options for $5.00 (lunch or dinner)!

 

All these restaurants are wonderful community partners who are doing their part to make the Festival experience an enjoyable one!

Monday through Friday at Noon, Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church, Exeter ON.

The Bach Brown Bag Lunch Series is generously sponsored by

Sun Life Financial.

Monday     July 15         Il Sole Duo (Jason Kehler & Andrea Pirredu)

Tuesday     July 16     Just Between Friends (John Avey & Marlene Fagan)

Wednesday  July 17          Bach’s Great Works! (Ian Sadler, Organist)

Thursday   July 18           Huron Harp School (Sharon Johnston, Instructor)

Friday  July 19                Fields of Gold ( Aaron Neeb, Michelle Roy & Melissa Bakelaar Van Rootselaar Regional Music School Graduates)

All Bach Brown Bag Lunch Series concerts begin at Noon. These concerts are not ticketed, just arrive at Noon with your lunch for an enjoyable 45 minutes of music in the middle of your busy day!

Don’t forget to stop at local restaurants for your brown bag lunches before hitting the noon hour concerts.

For detailed information on the Guest Artists for the Bach Brown Bag Lunch Series please visit the Concert Tab and click on Bach Brown Bag Lunch Series.

Great Canadian Bach Ribfest!

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Our friends at Hensall United Church have planned their annual Ribfest to coincide with the Opening of the Bach Festival.

What terrific enthusiasm for the Festival!

SUNDAY JULY 14

 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Hensall Community Centre
Bob’s famous barbecued ribs
❖Baked potatoes ❖Baked beans ❖Coleslaw
❖Rolls & butter ❖Ice tea & lemonade
❖Homemade pie… apple…lemon…pecan…
elderberry… cherry…raspberry…rhubarb…

Adults $15 • Youth 6 -12 $7.50 • 5 & under free

For tickets & information, call Lucielle 519 262 3899 or email firman@ezlink.on.ca

For credit card orders, call Willow Valley Furnishings 519 235 1987

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