Berwick Hall Construction Underway

  • Aug 4, 2016

Berwick Hall construction is underway after breaking ground just before the beginning of the 2016 Festival season. We’ll be posting regular updates to Facebook and Twitter. As well as updating our Berwick Hall page.

Check out footage of the parking lot demolition. Thanks to the UO SoMD for the video!

Digging for the foundation has just begun and construction will continue throughout the 2016, with a projected completion date of Summer 2017.


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...

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...


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...

Oregon Bach Festival names new executive director

  • Dec 14, 2015

Mezzo-soprano Janelle McCoy to take the helm in January Eugene, OR (December 14, 2015) – Oregon Bach Festival has appointed Janelle McCoy as its new executive director. She will assume the role in January. McCoy, who comes to Eugene from The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, becomes just the fourth executive director in the organization’s history.  She joins Artistic Director Matthew Halls as a key member of the leadership team, tasked with continuing the storied legacy of the internationally renowned, Grammy Award®-winning festival. "I am delighted to welcome Janelle to the Oregon Bach Festival team and look forward with anticipation to collaborating with...


  • Aug 14, 2015

Since the fall of 1967, local audiences have filled Beall Concert Hall to hear the finest chamber music performers from around the world. 48 years later, the series continues and thrives as a joint production of the UO School of Music & Dance and the Oregon Bach Festival. Find out more here about the exciting lineup of concerts in the 2015-16 season.


Building a new home

  • Aug 1, 2015

We are grateful for the incredible generosity of the Berwicks.

From Interim ED Michael Anderson: “This is an amazing and timely gift. My thanks go to Phyzz and Andy on behalf of all our musicians, students, staff, and audiences. We are very excited by this project and we feel it will be of tremendous benefit to the Festival, the School of Music and Dance, and the arts community.”

Read more: http://bit.ly/1G96GBT