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Los Angeles Bach Festival

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, 540 South Commonwealth Avenue


(October) Founded in 1934, the Los Angeles Bach Festival is the city’s oldest cultural festival. Each October, concerts feature the organ, orchestral, and choral works of Bach, arguably the most prolific composer in history. Events include a Junior Bach festival with performances by young student musicians, and a Finale concert showcasing a Bach masterwork. The festival is led by Artistic Director Dr. Jonathan Talberg and Stewart W. Foster, First Congregational Church’s Organist-in-Residence.

Los Angeles Bach Festival Information

  • Public Transportation: Very Good (a short walk from bus 18 at West 6th Street/South Commonwealth Avenue; a 4-minute walk from buses 20 and FT 481 at Wilshire Boulevard/South Virgil Avenue; a 6-minute walk from buses 16 and 316 at West 3rd Street/South Vendome Street; and a 9-minute walk from the Red and Purple Metro lines at the Wilshire/Vermont Station)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: Seven concerts
  • Ticket Prices: Depending on the event, prices range from $10 – $35; the Festival Fundraiser is $50, while several events are free of charge.