The Dallas Bach Society is the definition of old school, and not just because they’ve been playing for Dallas audiences since 1982. While this professional organization performs music in an array of styles, one thing always remains the same: they won’t touch a piece written after 1800. Since they specialize in the music of the great Baroque composers like Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel, they don’t really have much of a choice.
But the DBS takes it a step farther. To remain as loyal as possible to the pieces they’re performing, musicians play replicas of the instruments that were used in the 17th and 18th centuries, while singers are trained in the vocal style of the period. The DBS recruits soloists, often of international renown, to join as guest performers, making each concert a unique experience. A season usually has around 10 performances, with past venues ranging from local churches to the majestic Meyerson Symphony Center.