Columbia University Bach Society

A Brief History

Since its founding in 1999 by a group of Columbia University musicians, the Columbia Bach Society has become a major part of musical life at Columbia. Composed of Columbia University students as well as musicians from the greater New York City community, the Bach Society presents several concerts throughout the academic year.

Founded under the direction of Columbia alumnus Ken-David Masur, the Bach Society has toured Germany, produced and performed numerous operas, given concerts at the 92nd Street Y, the University Club in Manhattan, and St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University, and released its debut CD.

The Bach Society's past music directors include: Ken-David Masur, Ken Selden, David Rosenmeyer, Geoff McDonald, and Harrison Hollingsworth.

Currently, the Bach Society is directed by Kevin Lee.

The Society is governed by an Executive Board of current students.