BACH FESTIVAL OF WINTER PARK, FLORIDA; Congressional Record Vol. 156, No. 68
(Extensions of Remarks - May 07, 2010)

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                 BACH FESTIVAL OF WINTER PARK, FLORIDA

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                           HON. JOHN L. MICA

                               of florida

                    in the house of representatives

                          Friday, May 7, 2010

  Mr. MICA. Madam Speaker, I rise today to bring special recognition to 
the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, Florida. This year 2010 marks 
the 75th Anniversary of this significant cultural organization and its 
outstanding music festival.
  Over the past decades thousands of people have enjoyed and 
participated in the special event that highlights and appreciates 
musical performances and talented artists. This unique event which has 
been supported by local citizens, state and federal agencies has 
enriched the lives of countless individuals for three quarters of a 
century.
  This year's 75th Winter Park Bach Festival coincides with the 325th 
birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach. Although the composer and master of 
music is long departed, this extraordinary music celebration allows his 
work and the music of other great masters to live on and be enjoyed 
today.
  Congratulations to all those associated with and supporting this 
effort, including the festival's host Rollins College and its renowned 
Knowles Memorial Chapel. Special recognition is also well deserved for 
the Bach Festival Board of Trustees and its staff who work to carry on 
this great cultural legacy.
  Also it is important to highlight the Festival Society's efforts to 
promote a young artist's competition that ensures great talent and 
fosters music appreciation in our future generations.
  Madam Speaker, I know my colleagues in the U.S. House of 
Representatives join me in praising and saluting the special 
accomplishments and anniversary of the Winter Park Bach Festival and 
its society members.

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