Colorado Bach Ensemble is very excited to announce our plans for the 2023–2024 Bach competition for aspiring vocal soloists interested in the music of J. S. Bach. Following a preliminary round of recorded solo submissions due by February 18, 2024, four to eight finalists will be chosen to participate in our LIVE final round concert on May 18, 2024 in Colorado. The concert will feature one of Bach’s popular chorale cantatas, Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80 as well as several of Bach’s beloved arias from other cantatas and large works. One First Prize Winner and one Runner-Up will be selected at the conclusion of the concert, winning $2,000 and $1,000 respectively. In addition to the cash prizes, each will have a chance to perform with CBE in future seasons at the discretion of the Artistic Director.