BACH Music Ensemble Records, 1996-2015
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Brief Description: Consists of season programs, newsclippings and posters, board meeting minutes, photographs, and audio and video recordings of the BACH (Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana) Music Ensemble from its founding in 1996 to present.
Held at:
The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
236 Harding Band Building
1103 South 6th Street
Champaign, IL 61820 6223
Phone: 217-244-93093
Fax: 217-244-8695
Email: schwrtzs [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 12/9/139
Created by: BACH Music Ensemble (1996-)
Volume: 2.75 cubic feet
Acquired: 12/19/2014. A .25 cubic foot addition of material was added to collection on 2/5/2018 and is contained in Box 7.
Arrangement: This collection is arranged in three series: Series 1: Programs and Newsclippings, Series 2: Board Minutes, Series 3: Audio-Visual Materials, Series 4: Photographs. Series 1 is arranged by performing season. It contains programs from nearly every concert performed by BACH. Also included are promotional materials designated for each season and newsclippings about concerts and events, including reviews. Series 2 contains board minutes from the group's founding in 1996-2014. Series 3 and 4 contain concert recordings (both video and audio) and photographs. Each box of Series 3 is arranged chronologically.
Biographical Note for BACH Music Ensemble (1996-) : BACH is the only professional musical ensemble of Illinois, outside of Chicago, that specializes in performing Baroque music. It was founded in 1996 and since has performed many concerts in the Champaign-Urbana area. It is led by Chester Alwes, professor emeritus at the University of Illinois, who specializes in the performance practice of early music. See www.baroqueartists.com for more information.
Acquisition Notes: Marlys Scarbrough, BACH President.  Gift.