Bach Study Group

Conductor: Mark Nelson | Pianist: David Almond   

We are an informal group dedicated to the study of  J. S. Bach’s cantatas, motets, and Passions.  We immerse ourselves in rehearsal of a chosen work for a number of weeks and perform a final run-through at the end of the study period.

Founded in 1983 by Joan Snell, the group currently numbers some 50 singers (SATB) and instrumentalists (playing flute, recorder, oboe, violin, viola, cello, and keyboard).  We are grateful to the Howe Library, which provides rehearsal space and — thanks to a gift made to the library some years ago — covers the cost of photocopying music parts. 

Auditions are not required to participate in the Bach Study Group.  Singers and instrumentalists of all levels of experience are most welcome! Interested musicians are encouraged to contact Mark Nelson (  Non-participating observers are welcome as well.

Rehearsals: Fridays mornings, 10:00 – 11:30 am in the Mayer Room. (Enter through the back door as the library is closed at this time.)

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