Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ

Back with Bach
Saturday, September 26 at 7:00 pm
Livestreamed from Portland's Merrill Auditorium

Maine Public is pleased to be a media sponsor of Back with Bach, presented by Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ, on Saturday evening, September 26. Join James Kennerley, Portland's Eleventh Municipal Organist, for a FREE, livestreamed performance of music composed by the High Priest of the organ: Johann Sebastian Bach. Born on March 21, 1685, Bach was renowned during his lifetime as a "world-class organist" — actually more famous for his virtuosic organ playing than for his compositions. Bach's organ music has captured the minds of performers and audiences for generations ever since.


Sinfonia from Cantata, BWV 29 "Wir danken dir, Gott" — transcribed by James Kennerley

Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

Two chorale preludes from the Schübler collection:
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter, BWV 650

Prelude & Fugue in A minor, BWV 536

"Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578

Fugue in G major "alla Giga", BWV 577

Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582

Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532

Total music playing time: 65 minutes. Total concert length: 75 minutes.

Program subject to change.

Back to Bach is a free event, but reservations are required to receive the livestream link. For complete details on Back to Bach and Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ's season of events, please visit