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Live Music at the Library: Texas Bach Festival

19may2:00 pm3:30 pmLive Music at the Library: Texas Bach Festival

Event Details

The Georgetown Public Library hosts “Live Music at the Library” at 2 pm the third Sunday of most months of the year; the concerts are free and open to the public. Seating is limited to 200 attendees.

Performance on May 19th from 2:00PM to 3:30PM

Texas Bach Festival

Texas Bach Festival and “Live Music at the Library” present TBF Artistic Director Dr. Barry Scott Williamson, piano and voice, as he shares personal insights into and performances of German lieder, Celtic tunes and arrangements of great folk/rock/pop songs by James Taylor, Billy Joel, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Don McLean, Cat Stevens and others. This unique recital event will be presented on Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 pm in the Georgetown Library Hewlett & Friends Room.  Free admission.

(Photo courtesy of Les Wollam)


Barry Scott Williamson, Founder and Artistic Director of the Texas Bach Festival, has a lengthy and revered international history of conducting innovation and accomplishment. Known for his dynamic performances of 18th-century repertoire, his stylistic knowledge and passionate affinity with the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have been of particular significance. Dr. Williamson’s distinguished work with the Austin Civic Chorus (now Chorus Austin) and the Texas Choral Consort (now Panoramic Voices) elevated both into leading choral organizations in Central Texas, including founding the “Sing It Yourself Messiah” (still continuing today) and envisioning and leading preeminent biannual choral symposia as well as leading international tours in 12 countries throughout Europe, the UK, Scandinavia and Canada.   Dr. Williamson made his European conducting debut at the 1991 European Music Festival in Stuttgart, and his Carnegie Hall debut in June 2018.  Upon receiving his D.M.A. from UT-Austin, Williamson served as Director of Choral Activities at Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) and UT-El Paso.  A passionate advocate of contemporary composers, he has conducted to date 14 world/regional premieres, including compositions by Texas composers Donald Grantham, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Speller, Timothy Kramer and Patricia M. Long. 


Since its 2017 inaugural year, Dr. Williamson has crafted the Texas Bach Festival’s annual concert series to offer a critically-acclaimed trademark variety of free outreach events and chamber music, choral, orchestral, organ and opera/recital performances, Georgetown-area music lovers with a transformative educational and performance experience.  He also teaches throughout the year with Life-Long Learners GTX and UT NOVA and SAGE, sharing his passion and expertise with a variety of composers and topics. Dr. Williamson is also a gifted lyric baritone and pianist who loves performing a wide variety of popular/sacred/operatic repertoire of all periods and styles.



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This performance is a gift of the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library.



May 19, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CST(GMT-11:00)


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