Off-Festival Bach

(November - December)

In 2019, Festival Bach Montréal launched its Off-Festival Bach. Located in a 3,000-square-foot space in downtown Montreal, this new initiative was developed with the intention of creating a unique, contemporary and welcoming environment to make classical music accessible to a wide audience. The Off-Festival Bach therefore offers a completely free program (45-minute concert series, impromptu performances by Bach Festival Montreal artists, open rehearsals, discussions, etc.) in conjunction with the official festival program. The program is essentially made up of artists from Quebec and crowned by brief appearances by international artists present at the Festival Bach Montréal.

Free Concerts

Local Artists

Intimate Environment

Wheelchair Accessible

Metro Nearby

At Off-Festival Bach, passion is shared


Located in a spacious studio environment on Saint-Laurent Boulevard, Off-Festival Bach welcomes all the satellite events programmed in parallel with the official Festival Bach Montréal program. All programming at Off-Festival Bach is free of charge.

Open daily during the Festival Bach Montréal, the Off-Festival Bach serves as a hub where public can attend free recitals, buy tickets and merchandise or simply enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine while chatting. During the festival period, the Off-Festival Bach also serves as the administration office, making it a multi-faceted centre where the public can not only enjoy free programming, but also get to know the festival team and volunteers in person.

In its first year of existence, Off-Festival Bach was a great success and was received with great enthusiasm, welcoming over 1000 visitors over a ten-day period.


Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, at the intersection of Sherbrooke and Saint-Laurent boulevard, Off-Festival Bach is easily accessible by public transit.

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    Principal Donors

    J Sebastian van Berkom


    Public Partners

    Artistic Partners

    Friends of the Festival

    Jacques Desnoyers

    Fondation Bernard Gauthier

    Nadia Moretto

    Paul Willox

    Leslie Silver et Laurent Ferreira

    Kaori Miyake

    Roger Richmond-Smith

    Alan & Roula Rossy Family Foundation

    Volker Haarslev

    Elizabeth Tomkins

    Dov Zigler

    Alexandra Heidemann


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