75th Bach Festival

This year is the 75th anniversary of the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park. Tonight, we attended a free open rehearsal for the big anniversary concert that will be performed on the 20th.

While waiting for the rehearsal to start, Sus had an opportunity to shake hands with the conductor, Dr. John Sinclair.

“Thank you so much for the Christmas Candlelight Processional concerts at EPCOT,” I said.

“Why, thank you for saying that,” he replied. “I just did my 500th performance this past year. I thought I would quit after 500, but I am going to keep doing them.”

After the rehearsal started, Mike especially enjoyed Dr. Sinclair’s comments to the choir and was amazed how the choir could pick right back up after being interrupted.

“You tanked on the high notes!”


“I hear individual voices there. Pick back up at measure 46.”

The rehearsal was held in the beautiful Knowles Memorial Chapel on the campus of Rollins College.

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