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Ogden Bach Fest kicks off Monday

By Tim Vandenack - | Mar 23, 2023

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The 2023 installment of the Ogden Bach Fest goes from March 27-31, 2023. All events are free and open to the public.

OGDEN — The annual Ogden Bach Festival, now in its fifth incarnation, kicks off Monday with a series of concerts and events that go through March 31.

The festival celebrates the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, who lived from 1685-1750, “one of our greatest and most influential composers,” Onstage Ogden says in a message detailing this year’s show. Onstage Ogden, the nonprofit arts organization, organizes the Ogden Bach Festival.

All concerts are free and open to to the public, though one at a lounge is only open to those 21 and older. Here’s the list of events:

  • Monday, NEXT Ensemble, a nonprofit Ogden musical organization, is putting together “Jeff Scott’s ‘Passion for Bach and Coltrane,'” which will feature the music of Bach and jazz musician John Coltrane. Organist Rulon Christensen will also perform, taking on the four chorale preludes from Bach’s “Orgelbuchlein.” The show starts at 7 p.m. and will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3329 Harrison Blvd. in Ogden.
  • Tuesday, the program features three separate segments — the Aspen Winds ensemble, part of the Nova Chamber Music Series; the Morgan Valley Chamber Orchestra; and organist Myron Patterson. The performance, featuring a range of Bach pieces, starts at 7 p.m. and will be at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1100 E. 5550 South in South Ogden.
  • Wednesday, “Vinyl Night” will be held at the Lighthouse Lounge at 130 25th St. in Ogden. The event, at a bar, is only open to those 21 and older.
  • Friday, March 31, organist Alfonso Tenreiro, the Weber State Chamber Choir and Chamber Orghestra Ogden will perform, each offering pieces by Bach. The concert will be held at the Ogden Tabernacle, 2145 Washington Blvd.


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