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    Carmel Bach Festival 2021

    Travel & Day Trips for Adults

    When: Monday, 11/1/2021 - 11/3/2021

    Where: Off Campus

    To register for the Carmel Bach Festival trip, contact Michelle Rosengaus to determine space availability, at (650) 223-8616 or [email protected].


    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCThe Carmel Bach Festival has announced the new 2021 season, in October/November instead of the usual July. The OFJCC has taken a group to this wonderful event for six years and would like to do so again.

    The trip is planned for November 1–3, two nights and three days. The group meets at the OFJCC Monday morning for a chartered bus trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea, with a return on Wednesday afternoon. The group will stay two nights at the historic Cypress Inn downtown. A delicious welcome lunch has been reserved at the award-winning restaurant Anton & Michel.

    The Bach Festival requires all attendees, staff and musicians to be fully vaccinated. The theatre is sanitized after each concert and the ventilation system was upgraded to ensure safe air flow.

    The group will attend two evening concerts in the Sunset Center Theater:

    • Monday at 7:30 PM | Concertmaster Peter Hanson with members of the Festival Orchestra
      J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
      Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in A Minor for Two Violins, RV 522
      J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050, Dongsok Shin, harpsichord
      Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto No. 10 in B Minor for Four Violins, RV 580

    • Tuesday at 7:30 PM | Orchestra, chorale, chorus and soloists conducted by Paul Goodwin
      Henry Purcell, Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626
      The opera is based on Book IV of Virgil's epic The Aeneid and is one of the earliest known English operas. Purcell's only true opera is one of the most important and often performed operas written in the Baroque period. "The moving and tragic tale of the love of Dido and Aeneas is brought back to Carmel after more than 20 years," said Artistic Director Paul Goodwin. "A sailor, a sorceress, witches and lovers lead us through this poignant tale accompanied by the lively music of Purcell."

    The price per person is $1250 for single rooms, $925 for double room occupancy. Price includes round trip bus transportation, two nights at the hotel, a nice breakfast at the hotel, welcome lunch and two evening concerts. As of now, The Bach Festival hasn't advertised matinee concerts, so these will have to be purchased separately.

    All participants must be fully vaccinated and present proof of vaccination when entering the theater. 

    Senior Programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from the John R. Schwabacher Family, Diane and Jon Claerbout in memory of their beloved son Jos, as well as the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund. We are grateful for the generous support of all our donors. 


    For adults
    Monday, November 1–Wednesday, November 3
    $1250 for single room | $925 double occupancy
    No refunds unless we can resell your seat before the trip. We strongly recommend getting travel insurance in the event you need to cancel the trip. If the OFJCC cancels the trip, you will receive a full refund.
    Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | [email protected]
    Contact for registration assistance: Amy Shulman | [email protected]

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