Bach Family & Friends series launched

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We launched our online Bachfest series on Thursday 3 June 2021 at 5.00pm (4pm UTC). All recitals are available for 30 days. Admission is £10 (full price), £5 half price for students. Click here for trailers. The next BachChat Zoom gathering is on Thursday 17 June at 5.30pm (scroll down for details) and come and join us.

Click here for link to Steinitz Bach Players concert dir. Rodolfo Richter, with Rowan Pierce

Click here for Polina Sosnina’s organ recital

Click here for Stephen Farr’s organ recital

Click here for Rautio Piano Trio’s chamber recital

Click here for the Recital Programmes

Click here for the translation of Cantata BWV 204

The Artists

Organists Stephen Farr & Polina Sosnina,

Steinitz Bach Players directed by Rodolfo Richter (pictured above), with Rowan Pierce (pictured above),

Rachel Beckett, Leo Duarte, Sarah Humphreys, Jane Gordon, Anna Curzon, Andrew Skidmore, William Carter, Cecelia Bruggemeyer, James Johnstone, Pawel Siwczak

Rautio Piano Trio (Jane Gordon, Victoria Simonsen and Jan Rautio)

An introductory article about the Bach Family can be accessed here.

To our delight, LBS was awarded a Government Culture Recovery Fund Award in the first round last October and in addition to helping us to continue day by day, the Award has enabled us to create some online performances filmed during March and April this year in St George’s Hanover Square and Kings Place. We are joining other organisations “keeping the show on the road”. The filming and editing work is now finished and we are preparing the ground for their launch on Vimeo. We will market them as widely as possible and all on our lists will be invited to be our audience for a modest sum. A special Zoom BachChat will follow – date to be announced.

We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the making of these films from our funders & film makers to the film venues – St George’s Hanover Square and Kings Place – and of course to our wonderful musicians.

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London Bach Society at 75

London Bach Society celebrates its 75th anniversary in the autumn 2021, so our online series launched when restrictions are beginning to be lifted one minute and possibly reimposed the next, a valuable prelude.

Why not join us? For as little as £50.00 – £1,000 you can be part of our celebrations. You can join by clicking on the link Bach Friends We look forward to welcoming you.

Our 75th Anniversary series will be spread across the season 2021-2022 as a reflection of our foundation on 7 November 1946 right through to the first recitals on 3 June 1947. Join us by becoming a Bach Friend and help us make things happen. Margaret Steinitz, Artistic Director

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