A monastic environment makes the Mount Angel Abbey Bach Festival unique among events of its kind. Vespers sung by Benedictine monks are followed by a half-hour instrumental or duo recital, or sacred polyphony, after which the audience files outdoors to share prepared picnic baskets as well as a panoramic view of the Willamette Valley. Then it’s on to the Damien Center and the evening’s full-length concert. Three days: July 25, 26 and 27. Get details at the Abbey website.
Posted on December 22, 2012