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Rehearsal: Bach's Mass in B Minor

  • Jun 24, 2016
Voices sound like an angel's chorus. Instruments blend into a harmony as each artist lends their voice to the incredible rising sound. This is my first season at OBF, first rehearsal I've attended, first choral performance. In my childhood, I was a band kid, my college years and after, a classically trained ballerina. I'm no stranger to the arts but this is new. It also feels a bit like a well-worn hat. There's that all too familiar tug of togetherness and pride that wells up when artists work together to create something bigger than themselves. The idea that individual, unique, astounding voices... read more

Announcing Berwick Hall

Announcing Berwick Hall

  • Jun 1, 2016

With a generous donation from Phyllis and Andrew Berwick, long time supporters of the festival, we're proud to announce a new home for Oregon Bach Festival! Berwick Hall is slated to be completed before the beginning of the 2017 season. We'll be just moments away from Beall Concert Hall and after all these years have a place on campus to call our own.

Berwick Hall Exterior

Read more about the building and the architects in the article from the Register Guard, or take a look at our Berwick Hall page - which will be updated as the building construction gets underway!

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2016 Fundraising Gala!

  • May 27, 2016
The Board of Directors of the Friends of the Festival invites you to an elegant evening of food, music, and celebration at The Hult Center for the Performing Arts. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 followed by dinner, a live auction, and some surprises to keep you and your guests on their toes as Oregon Bach Festival raises money to support its important education and performance programming in the Eugene community. The live auction will feature packages including… A week in Provence Private jet to San Francisco for a weekend Midsummer Garden Party VIP athletics package A week in Sunriver Exclusive wine package Backstage in New York City Pre-crush... read more

Collegium Vocale Gent at CM@B 4/17

  • Apr 15, 2016
Legendary artists, Collegium Vocale Gent, perform in Beall Hall this Sunday! It’s not often that one of the great choral ensembles of Europe perform in Eugene, but the audience for Chamber Music @ Beall is in for an incredible experience this weekend, as legendary conductor Phillipe Herreweghe and soloists from the renowned Collegium Vocale Gent will perform the rarely heard Renaissance masterpiece Lagrime di San Pietro by Orlando Lassus. One of the original leaders in the historical performance field in the 1970s, Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale have released more than 80 recordings covering a full range of repertory from medieval to... read more

Helmuth Rilling

Helmuth in Oregon!

  • Apr 5, 2016
Sunday, April 30th and May 1st, Artistic Director Emeritus Helmuth Rilling will be in Salem, Oregon to conduct the Bach Cantatas at Willamette University. Internationally renowned German conductor, scholar and lecturer, Helmuth Rilling comes to Salem to guest conduct the WMC in a performance of two well-known cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach. Cantata No. 80 "Ein feste Burg ist unser gott" (A Might Fortress is Our God) and Cantata No. 147 "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" (Heart, Mouth, Deed and Life). This cantata features the beloved chorale "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring." The chorus will be accompanied by orchestra. Willamette... read more

Bach Beckons: 2016 Oregon Bach Festival

  • Jan 27, 2016
January 25, 2016 – [Eugene, OR] – The internationally-renowned Oregon Bach Festival (OBF) announces its 47th season of world-class concerts and musicians.  2016 promises a summer of familiar favorites, new works, and a reinvigorated love for the Festival’s eponymous composer, Johann Sebastian Bach.  OBF 2016 will run from June 23 through July 10 and feature more than 50 concerts, lectures, and community events.  Performances and lectures will primarily be centered in Eugene, Oregon, and will delight audiences at Silva Concert Hall and Soreng Theater at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, as well as historic Beall Concert Hall on... read more

CM@Beall Tickets On Sale

  • Aug 13, 2015

The 2015-16 ChamberMusic@Beall tickets are on sale, check out the schedule and ticket info now.

Don't miss your opportunity to see our chamber series in Beall Hall, opening on Sunday, October 4 with Montrose Trio. Accomplished soloists and chamber musicians Jon Kimura Parker, Martin Beaver and Clive Greensmith join forces to offer a new Piano Trio that will showcase their impeccable playing and captivating performance style.

“Mr. Parker performed the often virtuosic piece with commitment, finishing with a bang.”
The New York Times

Season subscriptions start at just $99 for the 6-concert series, tickets are available online or at The Hult Center.

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New CM@B Season Launches with Montrose Trio

  • Jul 30, 2015
Classical music lovers may not recognize the Montrose Trio by name, but will certinly know their music from recordings and the concert hall. Piano virtuoso Jon Kimura Parker has joined forces with Martin Beaver and Clive Greensmith, members of the reknowned Tokyo String Quartet, to create a new dynamic ensemble featuring the exciting piano trio repertory. ChamberMusic@Beall audiences will get their first chance to hear them on Sunday, October 4, 2015 when they perform a program of masterpieces that demonstrate why the piano trio is such an effective and popular ensemble. Opening with a trio by Haydn, the inventor of the... read more