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Johann Sebastian Bach is widely considered one of the greatest composers in history. He wrote nearly all his music for the Lutheran church, and is beloved by musicians of every stripe. His influence has been felt by classical composers and even reaches jazz and pop artists.
We celebrate the music of Bach, the master, but also present music by other composers from different styles as a counterpoint, thereby creating eclectic experiences for the audience.
The host venue is the historic Lutheran Church of the Ascension, founded during Bach's lifetime in 1741. The foundation of this structure dates to 1844, being rebuilt and elevated in the 1870's to what is now the current building. It possesses characteristics of European architecture that will bring authenticity to Bach’s music, but is flexible enough to showcase music by other artists in a rich variety of styles and settings. The building is a popular venue for prominent events such as the Savannah Book Festival and the Savannah Philharmonic Chamber Music Series, and serves a center of vibrant Lutheran worship throughout the year.
Thomas J. White, artistic director