B-WBachFestivalBigThe 82nd Baldwin Wallace Bach Festival takes place this weekend in Gamble Auditorium of the BW Conservatory in Berea and marks the last festival to be directed by Dwight Oltman, who retires at the end of the academic year. See the concert listings for details and note that the St. John Passion is already sold out.

Here is the short schedule:

Friday, April 25
1:00-3:00 pm Riemenschneider Bach Institute Open House
4:00 pm Solo Baroque works performed by Conservatory Alumni
8:00 pm Motet Choir and Festival Chamber Orchestra
Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Cantata BWV 1 and Magnificat
Saturday, April 26
11:00 am Lecture by Catherine Turocy
2:00 pm Lecture by Eric Chafe
4:00 pm Musica Pacifica with the New York Baroque Dance Company
8:00 pm Festival Choir and Chamber Orchestra: Bach’s St. John Passion