The Institute
The Bach Institute at Valparaiso University explores the life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach from its proper historic, musical, and theological context. It fulfills its mission through faithful and artistic performances, seminars, and other academic activities.


Current Season
Spring 2019: The Bach Institute presents Johann Sebastian Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion,” performed by the Valparaiso University Chorale and Bach Choir, with the Ft. Wayne Children's Choir (Valparaiso and Grand Rapids). A limited-engagement tour, the performances kick off Feb. 23, 2019 at 5:00 p.m., in the Chapel of the Resurrection, followed by Grand Rapids (March 1 at 7:00 p.m. EST) and St. Louis (March 3 at 3:00 p.m.).


Bach Choir
The Valparaiso University Bach Choir is an auditioned ensemble serving the Bach Institute at Valparaiso University. The choir includes Valpo students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the wider Chicagoland community.