The Los Angeles Bach Festival is very proud to announce the appointment of their new Artistic Director, James Walker, who remains at his post as Director of Music at All Saints Episcopal Church, in Pasadena, and the selection of All Saints Episcopal Church as the new home of the Festival.
The Los Angeles Bach Festival is the oldest fine arts cultural event in LA, founded in 1934, and is entering its 81st annual season. Over the last 80 years it has had a number of distinguished directors including John Smallman and Tom Somerville.
President Diana Waters comments “James is one of the pre-eminent Music Directors of church music in the greater LA area. His achievements over 35 years at ASC are a testament to his ability to create top quality musical experiences for all age groups. We are lucky to have him to showcase the works of one of the seminal geniuses of Western Music.”
The Reverend J. Edwin Bacon, Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena states “We could not be more thrilled to be sharing with the L.A. Bach Festival and the greater Los Angeles community the creativity, artistry and passion James Walker brings to his work as a musician and artistic director. All Saints Church has been blessed by his gifts for over thirty years and we’re delighted to be partners in sharing them more widely!”
The Program for October 2014 will be announced soon and will include works by JS Bach performed by top Baroque instrumentalists, a chorus of community singers, and professional soloists. The main concert will be Sunday, October 26th, there will also be an Organ Concert, a Young Persons Concert, and a fundraiser event. Watch for details, www.losangelesbachfestival.org, will soon to be launched!