In celebration of JS Bach’s 331st birthday, musicians around the world are performing the music of J.S. Bach for the public’s enjoyment, free of charge. (No donations will be solicited!) I am delighted to announce that Haller Lake United Methodist Church has agreed to open its doors on Monday, March 21, from 7 pm to 9 pm for an all-Bach organ marathon. The church’s organ will be moved to the front and center so that the audience can see the organist’s hands and feet. (The organ is a two manual Balcom and Vaughan 16 rank organ; it was built for the church back in the 1960’s. It has all the standard presets and couplers along with an electronic carillon.) As we get closer to the date, please check out the Bach in the Subways website: http://bachinthesubways.org/listen/ to find more specific details on the program and performers! (On Bach’s 330th birthday in 2015 thousands of musicians in 150 cities in 40 countries offered Bach’s music freely to the public in subway stations, in train stations, on moving trains, on street corners, in cafés, malls, restaurants, zoos, and concerts open to all. More Bach was played and heard in a single day than ever before in history, and more Bach was played and heard that day in Greater Seattle than anywhere else in the world!)
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