Bach to Brooklyn

Bach to Brooklyn


The Bach to Brooklyn Tour is a very popular annual event in which local organists and organ enthusiasts are invited to visit historic organs in historic churches in the borough of Brooklyn.  Historian Andrew Dolkart provides an entertaining and informative lecture on the history and architecture of each church as well as some relevant context about the surrounding neighborhood.  The lecture is followed by a performance on the organ, either by the resident organist or by one of the Brooklyn Chapter’s board members, featuring works by Bach and demonstrating some of the outstanding features of the instrument.

The 2017 Bach to Brooklyn Tour will be Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Union Church of Bay Ridge – Photo credit: Nana Shi

This year’s tour will include locations in and around the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn.  The start location is Union Church of Bay Ridge, 7915 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11209, accessible by the ‘R’ subway train to 77 Street, the B4 (to 78th St./Ridge Blvd.), or the B37 (3rd Ave./80th St.).  Please click here for a printable version of the flyer with registration form.  For questions, please contact Brooklyn Chapter AGO Dean John Wolfe by email at

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