LBS BACHFEST ANNOUNCEMENTS

LBS 27th Bachfest:  “Bach and Luther: Masters and Servants”

14 October – 10 November 2017

Venues:  St John’s Smith Square, Gresham Centre, St George’s Hanover Square, Wax Chandlers Hall, St. Bartholomew-the-Great West Smithfield, The Temple Church

The full programme will be available to view online from week beginning 24 July . Click on the link for the full programme: http://www.bachlive.co.uk/2017-bachfest/bachfest-2017-our-events/

FestMakers

We are forming a voluntary team of FestMakers to help at the Festival events – house management, programme selling, welcoming audiences. To find out more and get involved call us on: 01883 717372

LBS 6th Bach Singers Prize is announced

The Competition forms part of the annual LBS Bachfest and Entry is now open.   Using the navigation, go to Bach Singers Prize page to download the Entry Details and Entry Forms. The competition is open to all postgraduate singers, either currently studying at one of the Conservatoires or in continuing study, in the age range 21-33 years at 27 October 2017.

Entry fees can be

  • paid online from the Bach Singers Prize page or
  • by phone using your credit or debit card ( +44 (0) 1883 717372) or
  • by cheque payable to London Bach Society and sent to LBS, 73 High Street, Old Oxted, Surrey RH8 9LN.

In the interests of personal security, please do not send your credit/debit card details by email.

Competition First Round

The First Round will take place on Thursday 19 October, am, pm & eve. Subject to the number of entries received, it may be necessary to continue and allocate First Round entry performances on Friday 20 October, am.

Margaret Steinitz Artistic Director

 

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BACH at LANGSTONE COURT, HEREFORDSHIRE

LANGSTONE COURT

Bach at Langstone Court on Saturday 7 October 2017

As a prelude to our London Bachfest, Steinitz Bach Players Chamber Ensemble will give a recital in the gracious surroundings of Langstone Court, Llangarron, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire by invitation of LBS Chairman Richard Jones.  The programme is entitled “At home with Bach”, including a tribute to his oldest and closest musical friend, the prolific composer Georg Philipp Telemann for his 250th anniversary (1681-1767).

The evening comprises a reception, the recital and supper, and if our last appearance in this lovely home is anything to go by, then we are all in for a lovely early autumn treat.

For further details visit www.langstone-court.org.uk

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LBS BACHFEST 2017 – 30 October, St John’s Smith Square

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LBS announces details of 2017 Bachfest opening concert 

Tenebrae, director Nigel Short

Click on the link below for more details:

2017 CONCERT with Tenebrae Choir at St John’s Smith Square 30 October

Booking opens for this concert on 10 July   www.sjss.org.uk

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LBS 27th Bachfest full programme of events announced in week beginning 10 July.

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Steinitz Bach Players celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2018  

Portrait of an orchestra – there’s more to this band than meets the eye…. read more about them and their distinguished story on their special page (Use navigation and scroll down)
Steinitz Bach Players is resident at the annual Bachfest and will be joining Tenebrae and Nigel Short in opening the 2017 series (Click on the link above to access more details).

LBS Bach Friends    Like to join us?

We hope that you are enjoying your visit to our website and through the various pages are getting to know what we do. Since launching our personal donor scheme in 2013 we have enlisted over 60 Bach Friends who support what we do each year. Join us today and help support our 2017 Bachfest in Oct/Nov. We shall be starting to announce our programme shortly. To find out more visit the Bach Friends page. To join, use the online payment facility or call 01883 717372 (Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.00pm) and have your card handy. We look forward to welcoming you.

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LEGACY GIVING TO LBS

Legacy Giving to London Bach Society

Legacies received have enabled the Society to continue to thrive and, equally, are a fond remembrance of you, your generosity and forethought. We invite you to visit our Legacy Giving page and download the brochure that will guide you towards making the London Bach Society a beneficiary in your Will….The Ultimate Musical Offering

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Bach Singers Prize 2017 – latest news

Bach Singers Prize Update  updated 6 July 2017

LATEST:  This competition will take place during  the LBS annual Bachfest .

We are almost ready to launch and are just waiting for confirmation of the venue for the Final.   The dates we have scheduled are: -  

  • Thursday 19 October 2017 at Grosvenor Chapel W1  – First Round
  • Tuesday 24 October 2017 at St George’s Hanover Square W1 – Semi Final
  • Friday 27 October 2017 – venue to be finally confirmed – The Final

Once the date of the final is confirmed we shall send an email to all those who are on our Prize Enquiry Email List.

The LBS Bach Singers Prize is presented every two years. The next one takes place in October 2017, with the last date for entry being 30 September 2017. The competition is open to postgraduate singers, either still studying or at the beginning of their careers, in the age range 21-33 years at the date of the Final.   If you wish to receive advance information please email us by clicking on the icon below or emails us lbs@lonbachsoc.demon.co.uk  (Cut and paste the address into your own email) and we shall add your details to our email list

Our 2015 Finalists’ reaction to The Competition ” …we were all saying how brilliant it is for those of us who love singing Bach to have a platform to perform music we love in such a wonderful setting with a brilliant orchestra.”

NEW: 2013 Bach Singers Prize Winner Nick Pritchard has been voted Breakthrough Artist in the 2017 Opera Poll

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