May 7, 2010 - Issue: Vol. 156, No. 68 — Daily Edition111th Congress (2009 - 2010) - 2nd Session
BACH FESTIVAL OF WINTER PARK, FLORIDA; Congressional Record Vol. 156, No. 68
(Extensions of Remarks - May 07, 2010)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E791] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] BACH FESTIVAL OF WINTER PARK, FLORIDA ______ 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. ____________________