Bach’s Lunch is a longstanding tradition at Starmount. Each March since 1985, to celebrate the birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach (March 21), Starmount presents a week of concerts by some of our community’s most gifted musical artists. Concerts begin at 12:15 p.m. and last approximately 30 minutes. Each concert is followed by a free lunch in the Fellowship Hall to which all are invited. Bach’s Lunch is Starmount’s gift to our community free of charge. For those who wish to help support the program, there is an opportunity to contribute via a free will offering after each program.
This year, Bach’s Lunch will be a virtual event! Artists will record special performances in our sanctuary and they will premiere on this page of our website each day. You can watch one each or watch them altogether. The perfomances will be available for viewing for a few weeks after the event.
2021 Bach’s Lunch Line-Up:
Monday, March 15
Elektra Winds: Laura Dangerfield Stevens, flute; Anna Lampidis, oboe;
Eileen Young, clarinet; Amber Spuller, bassoon
Tuesday, March 16
Chris Dederer, organ
Wednesday, March 17
Jeanine Wynton, violin; Grace Anderson, cello
Thursday, March 18
Grace Wepner Ludtke, harp; Ricardo Gil, flute; Annah Oh, piano
Friday, March 19
Judith Saxton, trumpet; Allison Gagnon, piano
We will send out emailed reminders to folks who have attended previous Bach’s Lunch events and provided their contact information. If you’d like to be added to this list, please contact the church. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page or YouTube channel to keep up with Bach’s Lunch premieres.
See below for a poster listing this year’s artists for Bach’s Lunch:
Other Special Concerts
Throughout the year, Starmount is host to various concerts. In the past these have included: Weaver Chorale, High Point University Chamber Singers, UNC-G Chamber Singers, Greensboro College Chamber Singers, Grimsley Madrigals, Bel Canto Company, Eastern Music Festival Chamber Series, Market Street Brass, Hope College Chapel Choir, and composer-led workshops and services by Mary McDonald, Craig Courtney and Joseph Martin.