LBS BACHFEST 2017 & BACH NOTES

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LBS 27th Bachfest:  Updated 16 October 2017

“Bach and Luther: Masters and Servants”  14 October - 10 November 2017

Click to download or view  BACHFEST 2017 BROCHURE  

Click to download or view   Bach Notes 2017 

Articles & features include

  • Martin Luther, a Preface for the 500th, 
  • Michael Marissen’s book “Bach and God” reviewed,
  • Bachfest 2017 previewed,
  • Steinitz Bach Players anticipates its 50th in 2018,
  • A Postcard from Leipzig

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

Click on the link to view 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 or email lbs@lonbachsoc.demon.co.uk

LBS 6th Bach Singers Prize:

ENTRY CLOSED ON 30 SEPTEMBER. NO FURTHER ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

The Competition forms part of the annual LBS Bachfest.

Competition First Round

The First Round takes place on Thursday 19 October, am, pm & eve in Grosvenor Chapel, W1 – This Round is not open to the public.

Margaret Steinitz Artistic Director

Stop Press: Click on http://www.bachlive.co.uk/a-tribute-to-our-president-sir-david-tang/

 

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BACH at LANGSTONE COURT, HEREFORDSHIRE

LANGSTONE COURT

Bach at Langstone Court , Herefordshire

Steinitz Bach Players Chamber Ensemble: Elizabeth Walker & Christine Garrett (flutes), Anthony Robson (recorder/oboe), Andrew Skidmore (‘cello), Alastair Ross (harpsichord)

Sonata in G major for two flutes and continuo                                                            Joh. Seb. Bach
Sonata in D minor for flute, oboe and continuo                                             Georg Philipp Telemann
Movements from a cello suite                                                                                     Joh. Seb. Bach
Pieces for solo harpsichord                                                                                         Joh. Seb. Bach
Trio in D minor from Tafelmusik II for recorder, two flutes and continuo      Georg Philipp Telemann

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

The recital will be repeated on 8 November in Wax Chandlers Hall, 6 Gresham Street, London EC2. Tickets £20. Click on the link  http://www.bachlive.co.uk/2017-bachfest/bachfest-2017-our-events/bachfest-booking-2017/

 

 

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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

Bach Singers Prize Update 

ENTRY  CLOSED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017

Welcome to the 44 singers who have entered. We look forward to hearing you at the First Round.

LATEST:  This competition will take place during  the LBS annual Bachfest.  The dates 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 – St Bartholomew-the-Great – The Final

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.”

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

Updated 4 October 2017

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