The Bach Society of Dayton was Born

Bach Society of Dayton, circa 2002-2003

Bach Society of Dayton, circa 2002-2003

We were formed in 2002 by a group of singers from the former Dayton Bach Society, who 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. Since then, we have established a reputation for inspirational 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, see the Bach Society of Dayton Concert History.