One of the Highlights of the 2011 Bach Music Festival was the mass choir, orchestra and soloist performance of Bach’s B minor Mass. The 2013 Festival will end on a high note with Bach’s beloved St. John Passion!

Do you like to sing? Would you like the opportunity to perform with an orchestra, soloists and fellow music lovers under the baton of Artistic Director Gerald Fagan? Full details on the Adult Choir participation are below. Registration forms are available by email the Festival at or by calling the Bach Festival office at 519 235-2565. 


 Welcome to the Bach Music Festival of Canada’s Adult Choral Program!


Tuesday July 16 – Saturday July 20

 Tuesday – Friday:                    Rehearsals 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday:         Afternoon Rehearsal, Dinner and Concert

A week of rehearsals, events, socializing, all culminating in the phenomenal presentation of Bach’s masterpiece The St. John Passion!

Rehearsals have been set to accommodate work hours, as well as the other daily Festival events. This is to ensure the maximum participants availability. We want to encourage you to join us for a wonderful week of music and events.

The Bach Music Festival of Canada Adult Choral program welcomes individual choristers and choirs from the province to join the Choir of the Bach Music Festival of Canada, in mass rehearsals in preparation for our final concert. Further Festival preparation details will be provided at booking.

Artistic Director Gerald Fagan, along with members of the Choir in Residence The Bach Festival Chamber Choir will ensure each chorister has a memorable experience working collectively on Bach’s great work.

The registration fee of only $150 (CAN) also includes access to the Mayor’s Welcome Reception, masterclasses/workshops , one Festival evening concert, dinner between Saturday’s Dress Rehearsal and Concert and the Closing/Farewell Reception!  Visiting Choirs receive one performance opportunity in a joint Concert as part of the official Festival programming. Special EARLY BIRD Rate of only $125, is available if you register before January 31 2012!

If you live in the London, Stratford or South Huron region, we have numerous options for rehearsals to learn the St John Passion! These rehearsals are weekly, day/time dependent upon the locale you choose in the weeks prior to the Bach Music Festival. Further details will be forwarded to registrants.

Upon registration, full packages will be sent to each participant, including music.

For photos from our inaugural Festival, visit our website or official Bach photographer Karen Brown’s site :