Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries created music meant to inspire awe. In a harsh and brutal time, the music would provide a calming escape from the day-to-day. In today's noisy, chaotic and stressful world, we need the feeling Baroque music evokes as much as they did then.
Founded 1984 by Professor Donald Oglesby, professor of Choral Studies at the School of Music at the University of Miami. It was the 300th anniversary of the great composer’s birth. Ever since, the society has remained true to its founding purpose, to perform and present the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his Baroque composer colleagues in the highest quality of performance and at the best venues for listening.
MBS holds four to six season performances using local artists, presenting some of the most celebrated performers of western classical music written before 1800, in the world today.
In addition to the Season concerts, MBS has the Tropical Baroque Music Festival. A week long festival of Baroque and seventeenth century music attended year-after-year by music lovers the world over.
We invite you to join us in the company of friends and fellow connoisseurs of the joyous art that enriches the spirit, calms the soul and brings peace to one’s sometimes burdened heart.
We have begun to upload information on our upcoming Season and Festival. With Florida's premiere of Ars Longa, presented in partnership with Florida International University School of Music, and the return of Venice Baroque Orchestra, we just couldn't keep our plans a secret any longer.
There are more concerts to be announced very shortly as well as the date of our Opening Reception. This will truly be a shining year for Miami Bach Society and the Tropical Baroque Music Festival.
This upcoming year as we look forward to expanding our school outreach program "Bach to School" we encourage all our South Florida corporations, foundations, and businesses big and small to become a co-sponsor to one or more of our events.
Much more to come...so check back with us soon!
The Miami Bach Society is a member supported 501(c)3. Your support and donations are greatly appreciated.