October 22, 2023
3:00 pm | Sanctuary
Now in its 48th year, the Bach Festival of Central Florida will present the first concert of its 2023/’24 season here at First Presbyterian Church, Lakeland, on Sunday afternoon, October 22, 2023, at 3:00 pm. Under the direction of Dr. Larry Sledge, former Director of Choral Activities at Florida Southern College as well as the Lakeland Choral Society, the Bach Festival Chorus and Orchestra will present J. S. Bach’s “Magnificat,” G. F. Handel’s “O praise the Lord with one consent (Psalm 135)” and “Zadok the Priest,” together with “In Virtute Tua” by Polish Baroque composer Grzegorz Gorczycki. Also included in the concert will be several works for organ by J. S. Bach performed by our own organist, Thomas Ingui. The concert will be free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be received to support the work of the Bach Festival.