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Bach Society

The only student-run orchestra and choir ensemble on campus. Musically, we focus mainly on the Baroque and Classical periods. Socially, we are a warm community of musicians from a wide variety of backgrounds. We are community-oriented and friendly!

In recent years, the Society has championed the revival of rarely performed works, initiated a Masterworks series dedicated to exploring canonic works within the classical literature, produced and performed 3 fully-staged early operas, collaborated with other on-campus arts organizations, and launched a lecture series dedicated to intellectually exploring music within a liberal arts setting. Further, the Society has become a dynamic space for student leadership and a strong community of like-minded peers.​


The Columbia University Bach Society presents several concerts each year. We focus mainly on the music of the High Baroque and Classical Periods of Western Music, but we cover a wide variety of music within these periods, including operas, cantatas, and requiems. Our biggest event is the Masterworks concert series, dedicated to exploring canonic works within the classical literature.

Bach Society holds auditions for prospective members at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters.

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