About Bach Around the Clock / BCS
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Information on how to participate: See below!
Calling all Musicians and Music Enthusiasts from all around (but especially those near Bryan/College Station)! We are organizing Bryan/College Station’s third Bach Around the Clock, a music festival for musicians and audience members of all ages to come out and celebrate J. S. Bach on his 335th birthday with free, live music around the clock!
Where: St Thomas Episcopal Church (in the Sanctuary) [getting there]
When: Friday, March 20 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday, March 21 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (Updated for 2020!)
What: Live Bach music performed “around the clock”
Who: You! 😃See How to Participate below.
Cost: FREE as in FREE to attend, FREE to play!
Brunch: Free coffee and also a lunch plate by The Dine-in Dude available for purchase on Saturday from 11:00am to 2:00pm: Proceeds to go towards the youth ministry at the host church. Come early: When we’re out, we’re out!
- Saturday all day “Instrument Petting Zoo”: Hands-on, first-time experience with a violin, viola, or cello for kids and adults!
- Saturday all day at the top of each hour “First Notes”: Free group lesson for kids and adults!
MANY THANKS to our own local Thorn Music Center for trustingly loaning us a fleet of violins, violas, and cellos for this event!!
See current schedule (always up to date) in this Google Doc:
View Bach Around the Clock schedule (now being populated for 2020)
Join our mailing list and return here for lots more info as it becomes available!
How to Participate
Like free classical music concerts?
Just show up! (Bring family and friends)
If you wish to perform a solo or as an ensemble, you can show up any time and get slotted in. However, we also have a schedule (email to request access) of filled and available time slots for the duration of the event where you can commit to a time slot. You can organize an ensemble on your own or plan to join one underway! There is a beautiful, brand new pipe organ, a harpsichord, and a baby grand piano available for you to perform on, and there are even a host of loaner instruments (violins, violas, maybe oboes, etc.) thanks to the generosity and trust of Thorne’s Music. Vocalists? Come and sing!
Got nothing prepared? There are also dedicated sight-reading hours for instrumentalists and singers.
In addition to musicians, we are looking for volunteers in many capacities: Spreading the word, help managing this website and other social media, facilities setup and take-down/cleanup, coffee (!)..
IT’S BACH AROUND THE CLOCK, y’all!