Bach’s Lunch ‘n’ Listen


Bach's Lunch 'n' Listen

The Area’s Most Popular Lunchtime Concert Series

 Newton-Conover Auditorium is home to the popular lunchtime concert series, Bach’s Lunch ‘n’ Listen. All performances start at 12 and finish no later than 1:30.
Tickets are $15.

2017-2018 Season

September 15: Jorge Rodriguez Ochoa, violin
We are excited to have back Jorge Ochoa after an amazing performance this last season with Grace Wepner-Ludtke. Jorge started his musical studies at the age of 4 with piano and then included violin at age 8. A native from Monterrey City, Mexico, he graduated from the Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey (ESMDM) in 2006.Since coming to Greensboro, Jorge has held principal positions in regional orchestras in NC and the surrounding states. Currently, he performs with Roanoke Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, Symphony of the Mountains and subs with Asheville and Charleston Symphonies.

October 20: Tuba/Euphonium Collective, Appalachian State University
Students of the esteemed Hayes School of Music perform live under the direction of Dr. Beth Wiese. Leading a diverse performance career, Dr. Wiese has performed with a wide variety of orchestras and chamber groups including the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra (Denmark), Macao Orchestra, Korean Broadcasting Symphony, American Brass Quintet, American Wind Symphony, Lakes Area Music Festival and Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and has worked with a number of conductors including Michael Tilson Thomas, John Williams, Charles Dutoit, Stéphane Denève, Osmo Vanska, and John Adams. As an educator, she has served as an instructor at Yale University and graduate assistant at Northwestern University, working with a large and diverse student population.

November 17: CVCC Chamber Choir
The Catawba Valley Community College Chamber choir will perform a selection of choral music under the direction of the incredible Caroline Simyon. The Catawba Valley Community College Choral Ensemble is an audition only, select group of talented singers.The goal of this Ensemble is to cultivate quality choral music, provide a medium of musical expression, and to afford numerous performance opportunities within our community.

December 15: Holiday Quintet Concert
Join local favorites Allison Andrews, Caroline Collins, John Coffey, John David Welch, and Jeremy Whitener in a concert dedicated to the music of the holiday season, both classical and modern!

February 16: John Coffey, piano
Hickory-based professional pianist, John Coffey, will be presenting a concert of his favorite pieces of the Romantic era as a late Valentines celebration. Mr. Coffey is one of the most sought after pianists in the Southeast and always delights audiences.

March 16: Grace Wepner-Ludtke, harp
Grace will be returning to perform a concert of her favorite harp pieces, true standards of the classical repertoire. Preceded and accompanied by her brother, John Wepner.

April 20: Peter Bost, bass baritone, and Gregory Knight, piano

Peter R. Bost A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Peter graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. He also studied at the Fletcher School of the Performing Arts. While at Lenoir-Rhyne, he was a member of the National Lutheran Brotherhood Select Choir. He has served as Director of Music for a number of area churches and was an announcer/producer at WDAV Radio in Davidson for nine years. In addition to appearing as a featured soloist in various venues throughout the state, he toured for two seasons with The National Opera Company.

May 18: John David Welch, tenor, and Gregory Knight, piano
John David Welch, fresh from his operatic studies at the Manhattan School of Music, will close the 2016-2017 season by presenting a concert of Italian art songs, French opera arias, German lieder, spirituals, and showtunes. Welch will be accompanied by the incredible pianist, Gregory Knight, who recently placed in the top 6 of the Van Cliburn Competition as well as taking home the Creative Programming award.


Starting August 1:

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You may also call 1-800-838-3006 to purchase tickets over the phone.
Members of Newton-Conover Auditorium may call the Auditorium office  to book tickets at 828-464-1800.

2016 – 2017 Bach’s Bunch

Bach’s Bunch are the sponsors that make it possible for us to bring you high quality music performances in the intimate setting of our beautiful McCreary Modern Gallery. We are so grateful for these sponsors:

North Carolina Community Foundation

Sponsorship Opportunity
6 Tickets (includes lunch & concert)
Front Table Seating
Program Listing
Website Listing
Recognition in Bach’s Bunch
Charity Tax Deduction

Being a part of Bach’s Bunch helps improve the quality of life in your local community by supporting high quality music performances in a relaxed setting through our lunch ‘n’ listen series. Call 828-464-8100 and ask how you can be a part of this special group of patrons.

The Chatterbachs

The Chatterbachs are a special group of people that contribute time and help to the Bach’s Lunch ‘n’ Listen series. Special thanks goes to:

Vivian Cline
Donna Ervin
The Dapper Daisy
Cheryl Weldon
Grace Wepner-Ludtke
Nell Wepner
& Members of the NCAA Board

The Chatterbachs are always looking for new recruits. If you would like to join this fun group of volunteers, contact us at or by phone (828) 464-8100

pictures from event