Bach Music Festival of Canada

The Countdown has begun! The Bach Festival of Canada is well underway in the planning of the 2013 Season. Just having formally announced the first of the Pre-Festival Concert and Events scheduled for the months leading up to the 2nd Bach Festival, we will also begin our announcements of the 2013 Guest Artists from across Canada who will be joining us in July!

With the vision of Artistic Director Gerald Fagan, The Bach Music Festival of Canada held its inaugural 7-day celebration of the music and artistic influence of J.S.Bach, this past July 2011! Featuring regional, national and international musicians, the Bach Music Festival of Canada invited musicians and music lovers of every age, to join us for a week of concerts, workshops and masterclasses.

Located in the heart of beautiful Ontario Canada, in the picturesque town of Exeter, Ontario just minutes away from the shores of Lake Huron, the Festival reflected the diverse and duynamic natural settings of the region’s water, rural and urban geography. Participants and audience shared in virtuouso performances of Bach and those he has influenced, including contemporary composers.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Bach Music Festival of Canada’s next Festival, in July 2013!


Follow the link above, for photos taken by our resident photographer Karen Brown!

How to Find Us:


Mailing Address:  264 Main St, P.O. Box 253
Exeter, ON N0M 1S6

Phone: 519 235-2565

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Posted on February 19, 2012 by 

The Artists of our 2011 Festival set the standard for the Festivals to come, creating a calibre of excellence, creativity, warmth and humour! Perhaps you had the chance to meet these artists under the ‘tent’ after their performances…

From our Main Concert Series:

(to see our Guest Artists from our Bach’s Brown Bag Lunch Series, scroll to the end of this article!)

Lara St John, in concert with pianist Matt Herskowitz

Trio Alle Grande, Quebec Canada

Harvestehuder Kammerchor, Hamburg Germany

Gerald Fagan Singers, Ontario Canada

Brenda Zadorsky, Ontario Canada – Conductor of the Bach Festival Youth Choir!

Wendy Landon and Jacquie Norman,Co-Conductors Bach Festival Youth Choir!


Thomas Paul, Rochester United States

Bach’s Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series! These daily concerts were offered for FREE, with audience members encouraged to bring their lunches to the venues and enjoy an entertaining hour of music from a variety of artists.

Bach Festival Church Ensemble

Ian Sadler


Trio Alla Grande

Duo Percussion