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 Church, Pasadena as the new home of the festival.
Los Angeles Bach Festival is the oldest fine arts cultural event in Los Angeles, 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 preeminent music directors of church music in the greater L.A. area. His achievements over 35 years at All Saints Church 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!”
Young Persons ConcertFriday, October 24 at 10:00 AM · For public school children who will be bused to All Saints Church, Pasadena
For additional information, go to labachfest.org.
Monday, September 22, 2014 · When this article first appeared, not all event details were available. This update includes links to specific event pages and a link to Los Angeles Bach Festival’s new website.