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Christoph Bull added to Bach Festival

Famed organist to perform during closing weekend

Posted: October 20, 2009 11:24 a.m.
Updated: October 21, 2009 4:27 p.m.

Noted organist Christoph Bull, pictured at the pipe organ at UCLA's Royce Hall in June, guests at this weekend's Bach festival, performing "Bach to the Future!: An Organ/Fusion Laser Light Show" Friday night at 9.

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The 76th annual Bach Festival, featuring selected works from Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach and a performance by renowned organist Christoph Bull, comes to a close this weekend, Thursday, Oct. 22 through Sunday, Oct. 25, at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles.

In addition to the free mid-day concert Oct. 22 and the Young Persons Concert Oct. 23, the church has added a Friday night event: "Bach to the Future!" featuring a dazzling laser light show set to the improvisational styling of Bull.

Bull will play Bach, improvisations on Bach, and original pieces, teaming up with Tim Anderson of Nu-Salt Laser.

The finale concert will feature the beloved Bach piece "Magnificat," as well as the cantata "Wachet! Betet! (Wait! Pray!)," among other selected choral and orchestral works that will highlight the legend's musical composition genius.

The schedule for the conclusion of the Bach Festival is as follows:

* Free Thursday Mid-day Concert: Oct. 22 at 12:10 p.m.
Celebrated Bach organ works performed by S. Wayne Foster

* Young Persons Concert: Friday, Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m.

* Bach to the Future!: An Organ/Fusion Laser Light Show: Friday, Oct. 23 at 9 p.m.
Performed by Christoph Bull

* Finale Concert: Sunday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m.
Performed by the Los Angeles Bach Festival Chorus and Orchestra

The First Congregational Church of Los Angeles is located in the Wilshire Center of Los Angeles at 540 South Commonwealth Ave., Los Angeles 90020.


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