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Bach Week Festival


Bach Week Bachtoberfest Fundraiser October 7
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Bach Week Festival
P.O. Box 1832
Evanston, IL 60204
(847) 293-6686 (general inquiries)
info@bachweek.org www.bachweek.org
For Immediate Release  
Attn: Music & Entertainment/Society Editors
Bachtoberfest Fundraiser to Bring
‘Cornucopia of Keyboards’
To Evanston October 7
Music Event With German Food, Beer, and Wine
Will Support 40th Annual Bach Week Festival
Slated for Spring 2013
EVANSTON, Ill., Sept. 17, 2012 — Bachtoberfest, the fall fundraiser for the Chicago area’s Bach Week Festival, will offer music of J. S. Bach played on a “Cornucopia of Keyboards” — bayan, harmonium, harpsichord, piano, and organ — plus German food and drink from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, at Nichols Concert Hall of the Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston.
Proceeds will support the 40th annual Bach Week Festival in spring 2013, with concerts April 19 and 21 in Evanston and May 5 in Chicago.
“Guests will have the rare experience of hearing Bach’s music performed on five distinctly different keyboard instruments all in one evening,” noted festival co-founder and music director Richard Webster.
Bachtoberfest  keyboard performances will include Stanislav “Stas” Venglevski playing Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, on bayan, a Russian-style concert accordion; Gregory Ceurvorst, playing the Sinfonia No. 11 in G minor, BWV 797, on harmonium; Jason Moy playing three selections from the English Suite in D minor, BWV 811, on harpsichord; Fiona Queen playing “Sheep May Safely Graze,” from Cantata 208, on piano; and Webster playing the Fugue in G Major (Gigue), BWV 577, on organ.
Webster will have run the entire 26.2-mile Chicago Marathon earlier that day to raise funds for Bach Week.
A selection of German wines and beers will be served, complementing a Bachtoberfest buffet of German meats, cheeses, potato salad and breads. Desserts will include Black Forest cake and apple strudel.
Silent auction items will include vacation home getaways; beauty, wellness, and spa packages; subscription concert tickets; original art; consumer electronics; and more. A unique offering is a private, guided tour of historic Trinity Church on Boston’s Copley Square, followed by dinner in Boston, with Webster, Bach Week’s music director, who is also music director at Trinity Church.
Members of the Bach Week Festival’s Bachtoberfest planning committee are Christopher Plotner of Chicago; Merlin Lehman of Deerfield; and Naida Lodgaard and Dorothy Scott of Evanston.
Ticket Information
General admission tickets to “Bachtoberfest: A Cornucopia of Keyboards” are $50 per person, which includes the concert, German buffet, and one beverage. Patron tickets at $100 each include two beverages; Champion tickets at $150 each include three beverages.
Tickets are available at https://bachweek.tix.com. The festival’s general information number is (847) 293-6686.
The Bach Week Festival is the Midwest’s premiere Baroque music festival. The event enlists musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra, and other top-tier ensembles, while featuring some of the Chicago area’s finest instrumental and vocal soloists.
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Press information contact
for the Bach Week Festival:
Nat Silverman
Nathan J. Silverman Co. PR
1830 Sherman Ave., Suite 401
Evanston, IL 60201-3774
Tel: (847) 328-4292
Fax: (847) 328-4317
E-mail: natsilv@aol.com
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