The July 3, 2010 gala concert was the high point of the Oregon Bach Festival's 40th anniversary celebrations. A series of videos bridged the thirteen musical numbers and served to cover set changes. Each of the eight videos focused on an aspect of the OBF's history or mission.
"Celebrate the Future" reviews the Festival's two main educational components: the conducting master class and the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy. Included are views of how Rilling imparts technical instruction in the class, and a 2005 interview with Lisa Forkish, the first alumni of the YCA high school choir who went on to perform with the OBF's professional chorus.
The 40th anniversary videos were produced by Pushplay Productions, Eugene. Special thanks to Oregon Public Broadcasting and Alex Richanbach for his interview with Helmuth Rilling, filmed in Nashville in April 2010 and generously underwritten by Betsy and Mark Richanbach.