BachTalk Lecture Series

BachTalks are online events that take you behind the scenes and deep inside the music. Artistic Director Carlton Monroe, guest lecturer Adam Shoaff, and guest musicians from the Bach Ensemble will share a live discussion about the music for upcoming Bach Vespers services. You can watch and join in with your own questions for our panel.

Carlton Monroe

The first BachTalk (September 5, 7:00 p.m.) will be open to all. Please join our mailing list to receive information on how to participate via Zoom.

The BachTalks will be recorded and released separately as a podcast and on our YouTube channel, so you can watch them at your convenience anytime, including as a follow-up to the Vespers.

PLEASE NOTE: The live version of future BachTalks will be available to patrons only. Please make a donation to the Bach Ensemble to get special notifications about those future events.

(The podcast and YouTube versions will always be available to anyone.)


BachTalk Lecture Schedule

*Sunday, September 5, 7:00 p.m.
BachTalk Podcast: Episode 1
BachTalk Video: Episode 1

Sunday, September 26, 7:00 p.m.
BachTalk Podcast: Cantata 97
BackTalk Video: Cantata 97

Sunday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.
Link to Webinar
(Podcast and YouTube video release, Wed., Oct. 27)

Sunday, November 14, 7:00 p.m.
BachTalk Podcast: Cantata 117
BackTalk Video: Cantata 117

Sunday, December 5, 7:00 p.m.
(Podcast and YouTube video release, Wed., Dec. 8)

Sunday, January 23, 7:00 p.m.
(Podcast and YouTube video release, Wed.,Jan. 26)

Sunday, February 13, 7:00 p.m.
(Podcast and YouTube video release, Wed., Sep. 16)

Sunday, February 27, 7:00 p.m.
(Podcast and YouTube video release, Wed., Mar. 2)

Sunday, April 3, 7:00 p.m.
(Podcast and YouTube video release, Wed., Apr. 6)

*Open to all. Remaining lectures are for BEST donors only. To support the BEST, click here.