The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park is one of the oldest continuously operating Bach festivals in the United States, as well as being Central Florida’s oldest extant performing arts organization. It was founded in 1935 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach’s birth by presenting the composer’s orchestral and choral works for the enlightenment, education, pleasure, and enjoyment of the public.
The society is well regarded internationally and has enjoyed a long tradition of bringing world-class talent to the region. Over the years, its endeavors have been expanded to include the annual Winter Park Bach Festival, Visiting Artists Concert Series, Choral Masterworks Concert Series, Fred Rogers Family Series, and various educational and community outreach programs.
Bach Festival Society of Winter Park Information
- Venues: Knowles Memorial Chapel and Tiedtke Concert Hall, both on the Rollins College campus
- Public Transportation: Fair (a 3-minute walk from bus 443 at East Fairbanks Avenue/South Interlachen Avenue)
- Handicapped Accessible: Good at both venues
- Performances/Programs: Approximately 20 performances per season
- Ticket Prices: Single tickets are $20–$70. $10 rush tickets sometimes available for students and teachers. Approximately 5 free concerts are presented each year
- Subscriptions: Fixed Package prices range from $110–$370. Flex Packages: 4-ticket ($130); 6-ticket ($195); and 10-ticket ($320). Subscriber benefits include no-hassle exchanges, premier seating, open rehearsals and other special events, and a discounted rate for additional single tickets.