The mission of Lake Chelan Bach Fest is to inspire, enrich and educate audiences,   participants and the communities of the region through experiencing a variety of live artistic performances.



The 35th season of Lake Chelan Bach Fest will be held July 8th through July 16th, 2016. The Board and Bach Fest volunteers are working hard to bring you 9 days of wonderful music ranging from classical to jazz to show tunes, chamber music to full orchestra and chorus.  We know you'll find it very entertaining!  We're always looking for fresh ideas, so if you're interested in joining the Board or  volunteering, please contact us at info@bachfest.org.                                                                                        



Daniel Baldwin,Dan Baldwin formerly of the Wenatchee Valley Symphony, and currently professor of music at Luther College in Iowa, has agreed to return to Bach Fest as our Musical & Artistic Director. We are so pleased to have Dan as our Director. Dan is a talented musician, conductor and teacher who has brought  enthusiasm and energy to Bach Fest. For more information on Mr. Baldwin, please visit our Music Director page.





                                        2016 Program


At Vin du Lac

The Bach Fest String Quartet will be playing at local Wineries again in 2016. Click here for that schedule and locations.

In addition to the above, there will be a Young Musicians' concert and the Opening Festival Concert, featuring guest artists and the Bach Fest String Quartet, on Sunday.

We'll have our ever-popular one-hour noon concerts Monday through Friday, as well as morning chamber music and programs for children in the beautiful St. Andrews courtyard.

The full orchestra and chorus perform at Friday night's 'Classics Concert''Pops in the Park' at Riverwalk Park, with a lighter 'pops' program, will bring our 2016 season to a close on Saturday night. Last season, 'Pops in the Park' was offered free of charge, and we hope to be able to do so again in 2016.  Our beautiful Riverwalk Pavilion venue is right on the river with seating on the sloping grass lawn, so bring the whole family, along with your blankets and/or lawn chairs, to maximize your viewing and listening experience.

Tickets for the 2016 season will be available at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce's NEW LOCATION, 216 E. Woodin Ave

                 Fall Fundraiser!

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Our Fall fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 31st, 2015.   Bach Fest's Artist in Residence Mary Jensen, flautist extraordinaire, and her amazingly talented friends, violinist Michelle Vaughn, cellist Matthew Ryan-Kelzenberg, and pianist Beth Jensen will perform for us at the home  of Dr. Mike and Kerry Travers, overlooking Lake Chelan. We look forward to a delightful afternoon of great music, delicious hors d'œuvres and excellent wine! 

Call Karen Rich at 509-687-2421 for tickets.

   Sponsors Responded for 2015!

We wish to thank our 2015 concert sponsors for their continued support of Bach Fest:
       Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce                        Chelan Man - Multisport Weekend  
       Chelan Printing & Custom Signs                               Lake Chelan Arts Council
       Z Country 94.7 FM                                                       KOZI Community Radio
       KOHO 101.1FM                                                            North Cascades Bank
       Bear Foods                                                                  Lana M. Fisher, CPA
       Apple Inn                                                                     Rotary International
       Cashmere Valley Bank                                               Red Apple Markets
       The Lookout                                                                Nefarious Cellars
       Anderson Landscaping                                             Northwest Public Radio
       Chelan Man Multisport Weekend

Our 2016 sponsorship goal is $8,500. We are looking for more local businesses to help us meet our goal. As ticket sales produce approximately 20% of our total income, sponsorships and other activities are critically important. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us at: info@bachfest.org. Also, please see our Sponsor section for more details and/or look at our new Business Support Opportunities presentation.


Make This A "Friend-Raising" Year!

A large part of the Bach Fest Board’s job is fundraising. Equally important is “Friend Raising”. You can be a big help to Bach Fest by doing a little “Friend Raising” yourself. It’s easy! Just invite your friends to attend one or more Bach Fest events with you. Ask them to join you for a Noon Concert, or any of the free events scheduled at the area wineries. Invite them to the “Courtyard Concert” events at the Episcopal Church Garden. If they are uncertain about Classical Music, invite them to our Saturday Pops Style Concert at Riverwalk where they are certain to hear something familiar. Your guests will have a great time, and will discover what a wide variety of music we present at our Festival each year. Please make it a point to “Friend Raise” for this year’s Bach Fest! You’ll be glad you did! (And so, of course,will we!)

Sponsor a Concert or Fund a Musician! Bach Fest is now presenting opportunities to recognize your support of Bach Fest by sponsoring a concert or funding a musician in your name or in honor of a loved one. Go to Donate 2015 and scroll down for more information.

Got Email? Bach Fest, like most organizations today, needs to control our costs. One way we can do this is to send our newsletter to our supporters and sponsors via e-mail. If you are willing to have us use your e-mail address for the newsletter, please respond to info@bachfest.org. Thanks in advance for your support and willingness to help us communicate better and to help lower our costs.

Feedback Wanted: Tell us what you think of our concerts and programming; send us an email at: info@bachfest.org