Blue Hill Bach 2024 Summer Festival

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Blue Hill Bach 2024 Summer Festival

July 16 - July 20


Please join the soloists, chorus, and orchestra of Blue Hill Bach for our 14th season! This year’s offerings include sumptuous music by Henry Purcell for the Baroque Café including his 1694 ode to celebrate Queen Mary’s birthday, Come Ye Sons of Art, along with selections from King Arthur and The Fairy Queen, an intriguing survey of rarely-performed music by women composers from the Renaissance and Baroque eras including Settimia Caccini, Barbara Strozzi, and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, and Bach’s profound depiction of Christ’s betrayal and crucifixion, the Passion According to St. Matthew.

Wednesday, July 17 – 5:30 PM
A Purcellian Banquet at the Baroque Café
Excerpts from The Fairy Queen & King Arthur
Come, Ye Sons of Art
Trumpet Sonata in D Major
David’s Folly Farm – Brooksville

Thursday, July 18 – 7:30 PM
In Her Footsteps: Women Composers of the Renaissance and Baroque
Works by Settimia Caccini, Leonora Duarte, Barbara Strozzi,
Jacquet de La Guerre, Paola Massarenghi, Francesca Caccini
featuring members of Sonnambula
St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church

Saturday, July 20 – 7:00 PM
J. S. Bach – St. Matthew Passion
First Congregational Church of Blue Hill

Tuesday, July 16 – 12 noon
Bach’s Lunch – a lecture-demonstration
with James Kennerley & members of the ensemble
Barncastle Event Barn

Tuesday, July 16 – 7:00 PM
Master Class for Young String Players
Jude Ziliak, violin
Bagaduce Music Performance Hall

Wednesday, July 17 – 10:30 AM
The English Baroque – a lecture-demonstration
by Abraham Ross
Brooksville Free Public Library

Friday, July 19 – 1:00 PM
Women in Early Music – a lecture by Elizabeth Weinfield
Blue Hill Public Library’s Howard Room


July 16
July 20
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Blue Hill Bach
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Contact Name
Marcia Gronewold Sly
Contact Phone
(207) 613-5454
Contact Email
[email protected]
Registration Link


Blue Hill Congregational Church
22 Tenney Hill
Blue Hill, ME 04614 United States
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