Like so many music organisations, we are responding to the present situation and shall not be promoting any ‘live’ concerts, recitals or other events until at least the autumn 2020 when Bachfest is scheduled to return (31 Oct-10 Nov).

We are following Government advice, with the welfare of our staff, musicians, donors, supporters and audiences paramount. We are still working, but in isolation preparing and planning for the future while maintaining our public profile through our regular editions of e-Bach Notes emailed to those on our mailing list, adding pages and posts to develop our new website as well.

We thank all our Bach Friends, donors and supporters for maintaining their support during this difficult period for all of us here and across the globe. Our ability to fulfill our charitable purpose depends on the receipt of donations from our Bach Friends and grants from private and public authorities.

If you would like to add your name and keep in touch, then email to give your consent. Better still, we invite you to join Bach Friends

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“Bach’s Musical Universe, The Composer and His Work” by Christoph Wolff, published by W. W. Norton & Co. March 2020.

Perfect reading if you are self-isolating, or recovering from this wretched virus.

Christoph Wolff has had a lifetime’s experience studying Bach’s oeuvres and promoting Bach research. His book “Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician” has been a universal ‘hit’ since publication in 2000. His latest volume is almost bound to stimulate the ‘little grey cells’. To order Bach’s Musical Universe at a special discount of 25% + free shipping please click here and add the code WN693 when prompted at the checkout.

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Bachlive 2020

WELCOME! New decade, new website.

Here is the very latest version of “bachlive”. We hope you enjoy exploring the various pages.

We seek to bring Bach’s music to life and to the public. Take a moment to look around the bachlive pages. These have been and will continue to be updated. There are still items to add like some new images & links and, in the months leading up to the LBS 75th Anniversary in November 2021, we will be continually building the site to enable you to continue enjoying the Bach experience with us. There are some useful links to the German Bach heritage too.

For our Events at Bachfest we shall be adding a link to a ticket purchasing website too. So watch this space!

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Bachfest Leipzig 2020

We are delighted to announce that London Bach Society will be a patron of the 2020 Leipzig Bachfest – 11 -21 June “BACH – We are Family”

Leipzig Bachfest Artistic Director Michael Maul writes “The Leipzig Bachfest, in the company of the global Bach community, is set to be a celebration such as the historical Bach family used to hold: with music performed by the whole Bach family today as represented by guests from all over the world, including nearly 50 Bach choirs, who will be making the pilgrimage from every continent to Leipzig.”

For LBS this is wonderful opportunity to enjoy some self-marketing, meet fellow Bach Societies and support two recitals by two of the very brightest stars on the Bach platform today. Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani (top) in a solo, and then joined by Pieter Wispelwey in a duo recital of Bach’s Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Obbligato Harpsichord. Details from the Festival’s website. Hope to see you there!

Click here to read a Press Announcement by Classical Music Magazine

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