July 24-25-26, 2019: Abby Bach Festival

Abbey Bach Festival July 24-25-26 With Evening Church Concerts Featuring Big Horn Brass Quintets and Quartets

Established in 1971, the Abbey Bach Festival invites national and international musicians for a three-day classical music celebration. Guests enjoy vespers with the monks, an organ or choir performance followed by a buffet picnic supper, and a featured performance in the Damian Center.

CLICK HERE for details about the event and ticket information.
CLICK HERE for a map to the site, just outside Mt. Angel, Oregon

This year enjoy a new program from Portland’s Big Horn Brass each evening in the Abbey church, featuring two brass quartets and a quintet accompanied by the celebrated Abbey organ.


Wednesday, July 24  Abbey Church – 6 pm   Big Horn Brass Quintet 

Johann Sebastian Bach
Contrapunctus I, from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
Four Chorales, from the St. John Passion, BWV 245
Fugue in G minor, The Little, BWV 578
Contrapunctus III, from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
Fantasie, BWV 906
Contrapunctus IX, from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080


Thursday, July 25  Abbey Church – 6 pm Big Horn Brass Trombone Quartet

Johann Sebastian Bach
Jesu, Joy of a Man’s Desiring, BWV 147
O Sacred Head, Now Wounded  Fugue in G minor, VWV 578
Van Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV
Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

Joseph Haydn
Achieved Is Thy Glorious Work, from “The Creation”


Friday, July 26  Abbey Church – 6 pm Big Horn Brass Quintet and Organ

Richard Strauss
Solemn Entry

Andre Campra
Rigaudon in F Major

Johann Sebastian Bach
Nun Danket Alle Gott
Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr, BWV 716
All Glory Be to God on High, organ

Johann Pachelbel
The Lord God Reigneth

Jacobus Gallus
Alleluia

Sigfrid Karg-Elert
Marche Triomphale on Nun Danket Alle Gott

October 12, 2019: Bernstein 100th Anniversary Celebration

Bernstein 100th Anniversary

Save the date! 

Our Annual Fall Concert will be devoted to celebrating the works of Leonard Bernstein, and it’s guaranteed to be awesome! The time and location are in the process of getting confirmed, so check back.

Probable Location: St. Matthew Lutheran Church  10390 SW Canyon Rd, Beaverton, OR 97005
Probable Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 Time TBD

December 8, 13, 14, 2019: Annual Holiday Concert

St Matthew Lutheran Church

Help us ring in the 2019 holiday season this December! Along with your festive favorites, we will be featuring the music of Stan Kenton and NW Composer Anthony DeLorenzo.

Three Opportunities to Join Us

  • Sunday, December 8, 2019  6:30 pm
    St. Matthew Lutheran Church  10390 SW Canyon Rd. Beaverton, OR 97005
  • Friday, December 13, 2019  7:30 pm
    Milwaukie High School Auditorium  11300 SE 23rd Ave. Milwaukie, OR 97222
  • Saturday, December 14,  7:30 pm (pending confirmation)  Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR
    Sponsored by the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra

Big Horn Brass 2019 Abby Bach Festival Performers

Wednesday, July 24th Brass Quintet:
Bruce Dunn, Trumpet
Scott Winks, Trumpet
Dan Partridge, Horn
Ron Babcock, Trombone
John Ohnstad, Bass Trombone
Thursday, July 25th -Trombone Quartet:
Ron Babcock, Tenor Trombone
Lars Campbell, Tenor Trombone
John Warton, Tenor Trombone
John Ohnstad, Bass Trombone
Friday, July 26th Brass Quintet + Organ:
Bruce Dunn, Trumpet
Scott Winks, Trumpet
Dan Partridge, Horn
Ron Babcock, Trombone
John Ohnstad, Bass Trombone
Paul Klemme, Organ

Board of Directors

Chair: Andrew Harris
Secretary: Chuck Weswig
Treasurer: Tom Bland, CPA
David Bryan
John Ohnstad


Audio/Video Production:  On Scene Digital Audio Recording
Photographer: Darrel Meisenheimer

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