Our story

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Bach Before Bedtime (BBB), founded by Allegra Chamber Music in 2008, introduces children of all ages to a fun, interactive, and sensory-stimulating series of chamber music concerts throughout the year. Performed by Montreal’s premiere classical musicians, a whimsical story accompanies each piece, bringing meaning to the music. Young concert-goers have the chance to conduct the musicians, play along with percussion instruments, interact with the performers and even try their instruments. 

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Our Mission
To expose children and their families to the world of classical music through hands-on, educational concerts. To remove the barrier between audiences and performers through interactive, communal performance experiences.

Our Vision
To create a new generation of active, engaged listeners, and future musicians through its interactive and experiential concerts.

Our Values

  • Education: BBB broadens the children’s array of visual, auditory, cognitive, communicative, social, and musical skills.

  • Bilingualism: BBB concerts are presented simultaneously in English and French by a group of dynamic and engaging narrator-musicians.

  • Encouragement: BBB makes participation fun for all types of children, on stage and off, during the performance, and one-on-one with the musicians afterward.

  • Inspiration: BBB inspires children in a variety of ways, by learning more about composers, listening to music, or learning to play an instrument.

  • Outreach: BBB partners with daycares and schools throughout Montreal, and provides financial support to children and communities for whom cost is a barrier.

  • Cultivation: BBB develops audiences by opening the eyes and ears of entire families to exceptional classical music.