The mission of the Bach Society of Minnesota is to build a community gathered to hear, perform, and promote the music of J.S. Bach. Working together we aim to encourage musicians, invigorate the audience, and build cooperation and partnerships with other community organizations. The Bach Society of Minnesota has served the Twin Cities community for over 80 years as the only performing arts organization focused first and foremost on the music and legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Who Taught Bach?


$20 Adults | $15 Seniors | $5 Students

Bach Society artistic director, Paul Boehnke, presents a solo harpsichord program featuring works by Bach and his teachers, Böhm, Reincken, and Buxtehude.

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As harpsichordist, organist, and conductor, Paul Boehnke specializes in the performance of Baroque music. In 2007 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Bach Society of Minnesota. With that organization Mr. Boehnke leads professional performances of the music of J. S. Bach and Bach's colleagues. He also leads day-long workshops for amateurs in which participants learn and perform a Bach cantata in one day. Mr. Boehnke's other performances include appearances at the National Music Museum, Chatanooga Chamber Music in San Francisco, the joint conference of the Southeast, Midwest, and Western Early Keyboard Societies, Madison Early Music Festival, Tucson Early Music Society, numerous appearances at the University of Minnesota's Bach Festival, as well as concerts in Denmark. He has performed with the Newberry Consort, Second City Music, and the Lyra Baroque Orchestra. Mr. Boehnke has led masterclasses locally and as far away as Seoul, South Korea. He has recorded for Centaur Records. His major teachers include Jacques Ogg (Academie voor Oude Muziek, Amsterdam) and Robert Clark (Arizona State University). Mr. Boehnke also serves as organist/choir director at Olivet Congregational Church in St. Paul, Minnesota.