For more than 300 years, the music of Johann Sebastian Bach has been inspiring and enriching the lives of millions and has been re-imagined for this year's St. Louis Bach Festival 2019, held by The Bach Society of Saint Louis. With events from the end of April through mid-May, there are many ways to enjoy J.S. Bach. The opening event of the festival was the Festival Gala, held at the St. Louis Woman’s Club in the Central West End. After being greeted by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, guests purchased raffle tickets and tickets to fabulous experiences before dinner, dessert and a program featuring a performance by the Big Muddy Dance Company and Singing from ‘Classical Cabaret.'