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Revised 27 October 2011

THE TIMELINE OF THE LOS ANGELES BACH FESTIVAL

This information was gathered from old newspaper clippings.  If you have information regarding missing information, please contact me at kpegelow@hotmail.com  

Thanks.  I hope to be adding some photos at some time in the future of some of our directors and performers.  For those of you who are history buffs, clicking on the year will take you to a listing for that year of what else was going on that year.  Please use your back arrow to return to this page.  

Year Conductor Festival Organist Finale
2011 Jonathan Talberg S Wayne Foster B Minor Mass
2010 Jonathan Talberg S Wayne Foster St John Passion
2009 Jonathan Talberg S Wayne Foster Magnificat, Contata #70 Wachet! Betet! and the motet, Fürchte dich nicht.
2008 Jonathan Talberg S Wayne Foster B Minor Mass
2007 Alex Ruggieri Paul Jacobs Christmas Oratorio
2006 Alex Ruggieri Johannes Unger B Minor Mass
2005 Alex Ruggieri Dr. Frederick Swann B Minor Mass
2004 Alex Ruggieri James David Christie St. John Passion
2003 Martin Neary Ed Murray St John Passion
2002 Thomas Somerville    
2001 Thomas Somerville    
2000 Thomas Somerville David Aaron Miller B Minor Mass
1999 Thomas Somerville Fred Swann B Minor Mass
1998 Thomas Somerville James Kibbie First 3 Cantatas of Christmas Oratorio and Magnificat
1997 Thomas Somerville David Briggs  
1996 Thomas Somerville Gottfried Peller  
1995 Thomas Somerville    
1994 Thomas Somerville    
1993 Thomas Somerville James Walker B Minor Mass
1992 Thomas Somerville   St John Passion
1991 Thomas Somerville Peter Hurford B Minor Mass
1990 Thomas Somerville   St Matthew Passion
1989 Thomas Somerville Gillian Weir  
1988 Thomas Somerville Odile Pierre B Minor Mass
1987 Thomas Somerville   St. John Passion
1986 Thomas Somerville Peter Hurford B Minor Mass
1985 Thomas Somerville   St Matthew Passion
1984 Thomas Somerville Heinz Wunderlich St Matthew Passion
1983 Thomas Somerville Michael Murray St. John Passion
1982 Thomas Somerville    
1981 Thomas Somerville    
1980 Richard Raub   B Minor Mass
1979 William Hatcher Wolfgang Ruebsam St. Matthew Passion
1978 William Hatcher   B Minor Mass
1977 Lauris Jones Lloyd Holzgraf B Minor Mass
1976 Lauris Jones   B Minor Mass
1975 Lauris Jones    
1974 Lauris Jones William Beck, Marcia Farmer, Thomas Harmon, Ronald Huntington  B Minor Mass
1973 Lauris Jones Anthony Newman St. John Passion
1972 Lauris Jones E Power Biggs St. John Passion
1971 Lauris Jones    
1970 Lauris Jones Marie-Claire Alain Not closed with a Bach work.  New Amsterdam Ensemble played various works.   Concert was panned.  However, we did perform B Minor Mass.
1969 Lauris Jones   B Minor Mass
1968 Lauris Jones    
1967 Lauris Jones Lloyd Holzgraf B Minor Mass
1966 David L Glismann Lloyd Holzgraf Event only lasted 3 days.  Final performance was the "Magnificat" and motet, "Jesu Meine Fruende" along with Handel's "St. John Passion'.  Admission was free
1965 H Vincent Mitzelfeld    
1964 H Vincent Mitzelfeld Lloyd Holzgraf "Magnificat" and First 1/2 of Christmas Oratorio
1963 H Vincent Mitzelfeld    
1962 H Vincent Mitzelfeld    
1961 H Vincent Mitzelfeld   B Minor Mass
1960 Royal Stanton E Power Biggs B Minor Mass
1959

Royal Stanton Alexander Schriner B Minor Mass (Lauris Jones did one of the performances with the Occidental College Orchestra)
1958 Unknown    
1957 Eduardo Nies-Berger Eduardo Nies-Berger B Minor Mass
1956 Eduardo Nies-Berger    
1955 Unknown    
1954 William C Hartshorn Robert Prichard B Minor Mass
1953 Unknown    
1952 Melvin L Gallagher Pianist, Ms. Yaltah Menuhin Closing concert was done by the LA City Schools
1951 Melvin L Gallagher    
1950 Melvin L Gallagher Marian Reiff Craighead B Minor Mass
1949 Melvin L Gallagher   B Minor Mass
1948 Melvin L Gallagher   B Minor Mass
1947 Warren Martin   B Minor Mass
1946 Warren Martin   (1 Article says "D" Minor Mass)  B Minor Mass excerpts
1945 Arthur Leslie Jacobs Clarence Watters B Minor Mass
1944 Arthur Leslie Jacobs Arthur W Poister B Minor Mass
1943 Arthur Leslie Jacobs   B Minor Mass
1942 Arthur Leslie Jacobs   B Minor Mass
1941 Arthur Leslie Jacobs Robert Elmore B Minor Mass
1940 Arthur Leslie Jacobs E Power Biggs B Minor Mass
1939 Arthur Leslie Jacobs Marcel Dupre B Minor Mass
1938 Arthur Leslie Jacobs Alexander Schreiner B Minor Mass - sellout crowd.  Over 1000 turned away
1937 John Smallman (died this year) Marcel Dupre B Minor Mass
1936 John Smallman Alexander Schreiner B Minor Mass
1935 John Smallman   B Minor Mass
1934 John Smallman   B Minor Mass opened the First Los Angeles Bach Festival