Welcome to BACH!

The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois ("BACH"), was founded in 1996 for the purpose of teaching, learning, and performing music of the Baroque era. 

BACH is a not-for-profit organization offering vibrant, historically-informed performances of music from the 17th and 18th centuries.

We are very excited for our 2016 season. Please check our calendar and join us!

BACH

Music Director, Dr. Chester L. Alwes

BACH specializes in vibrant, historically-informed performances of music from the 17th and 18th centuries. It is the only professional ensemble in Illinois outside Chicago solely dedicated to live performances of works by Bach, Handel, Purcell, Monteverdi, Corelli, Vivaldi, Schütz, Rameau, Couperin, and other Baroque composers.

A not-for-profit organization, BACH was named "Chamber Ensemble of the Year 2000" by the Illinois Council of Orchestras. It receives support from the Illinois Arts Council, as well as many generous local donors — individual and corporate.

BACH_Old

Music Director, Dr. Chester L. Alwes

BACH specializes in vibrant, historically-informed performances of music from the 17th and 18th centuries. It is the only professional ensemble in Illinois outside Chicago solely dedicated to live performances of works by Bach, Handel, Purcell, Monteverdi, Corelli, Vivaldi, Schütz, Rameau, Couperin, and other Baroque composers.

A not-for-profit organization, BACH was named "Chamber Ensemble of the Year 2000" by the Illinois Council of Orchestras. It receives support from the Illinois Arts Council, as well as many generous local donors — individual and corporate.

Welcome to BACH!_Old

The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois ("BACH"), was founded in 1996 for the purpose of teaching, learning, and performing music of the Baroque era. 

BACH is a not-for-profit organization offering vibrant, historically-informed performances of music from the 17th and 18th centuries.

We are very excited for our 2016 season. Please check our calendar and join us!

Music of the Italian Baroque

Sunday, May 29 at 7:30pm

We invite you to enjoy the BACH chorus, orchestra, and soloists as we present Monteverdi: “Combattimento di Tancredi & Clorinda,” Carissimi: “Jephte, “Vivaldi: “Concerto for cello in G major,” and Scarlatti: “Salve Regina” in the beautiful, acoustically pleasing Chapel of St. John the Divine (Episcopal) located at 1011 S. Wright Street, Champaign. Concert tickets are available at the door (cash or check, please) or online by clicking the Tickets tab above.

Adults $20 | Students $10.

Oboefest

Sunday, October 18 – 7:30pm

Three fabulous oboists—David Cyzak, Angela Tammen, and Evan Tammen—are featured in an evening of festive concertos by Georg Philip Telemann, Jan Dysmas Zelenka, and Johann David Heinichen in concertos for one, two, and three oboes.

McKinley Presbyterian Church<br />809 S. Fifth Street, Champaign

$20 General/$10 Students

Young Baroque Artists Winner's Showcase

Sunday, March 13th, 2016 @ 7:30

The winners of our 2016 music competition perform and singers from area high schools join the BACH chorus in Schubert's Mass in G. 

McKinley Presbyterian Church
809 S. Church Champaign

Tickets Adults $10 | Students $5
Available by cash or check at the door