The Bach Society of Dayton is Born
The Bach Society of Dayton was formed in 2002 by a core group of choral singers from the former Dayton Bach Society, which performed from 1974 to 2002. The singers were so committed to continuing the Bach Society’s tradition of classical choral excellence that they became board members and volunteer singers for the new organization. John Neely was asked to guest conduct the first concert and has been music director ever since. R. Alan Kimbrough has been the Bach Society accompanist throughout its history, starting with the former Dayton Bach Society in 1974.
We presented our inaugural concert on December 8, 2002, featuring the Kettering Children’s Choir as guest artists. Since 2002, we have established a reputation for inspiring performances of the greatest classical works for chorus and orchestra, including Mozart’s Requiem and Grand Mass in C Minor and J. S. Bach’s Magnificat, St. John Passion, St. Matthew Passion, and Mass in B Minor. For an account of all the music we have performed since our first concert, consult the Bach Society of Dayton Concert History.