Welcome to BACH!

The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois ("BACH"), was founded in 1996 for the purpose of teaching, learning, and performing music of the Baroque era. 

BACH is a not-for-profit organization offering vibrant, historically-informed performances of music from the 17th and 18th centuries.

We are very excited for our 2016 season. Please check our calendar and join us!


Music Director, Dr. Chester L. Alwes

BACH specializes in vibrant, historically-informed performances of music from the 17th and 18th centuries. It is the only professional ensemble in Illinois outside Chicago solely dedicated to live performances of works by Bach, Handel, Purcell, Monteverdi, Corelli, Vivaldi, Schütz, Rameau, Couperin, and other Baroque composers.

A not-for-profit organization, BACH was named "Chamber Ensemble of the Year 2000" by the Illinois Council of Orchestras. It receives support from the Illinois Arts Council, as well as many generous local donors — individual and corporate.

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BACH 2016-2017 Season

Check out BACH's new season! This year we will bring you music for clavichord, music from our Choir and Orchestra, and make you part of the chorus. Click here to see all the details on our season card!

Music to Tickle Your Fancy

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 7:30 pm

A unique and intimate performance! Hear Dana Robinson and Amanda Pond in an up-close encounter with music for the clavichord and flute. 

McKinley Presbyterian Church
809 South 5th Street
Champaign, IL

General $20 | Student $10