13 August 2015
We have received the very sad news today that the organist and Director of Music at St. Thomas’ Fifth Avenue New York City, John Scott, has died suddenly. Before taking up the post in the US, John was Director of Music at St. Paul’s Cathedral, so is well known to so many here in the UK. The musical world is in shock. We send our sincere condolences to his wife Lily and to his family.
11 August 2015
Twitter on bachlive….you can now follow us and tweet. Go to ‘About Us’ to send us a tweet and to the Bachfest section to follow us on Twitter.
1 August 2015
London Bach Society’s Bachfest has been given an award in Arts Council England’s “Grants for the Arts” Programme.
30 July 2015
25th Bachfest 2015 : The programme of events and online booking is now on our website. Go to the Bachfest 2015 section or click on the link http://www.bachlive.co.uk/bachfest-2015-25th-anniversary-1990-2015/25th-anniversary-bachfest-31-october-13-november-2015/
For online booking and general information go to http://www.bachlive.co.uk/bachfest-2015-25th-anniversary-1990-2015/1619-2/
28 July 2015
Take a moment today to remember Johann Sebastian Bach, who passed away on this day in 1750. “Vor deinen Thron, tret ich hiermit” BWV 668
17 July 2015
The Bach Digital database portal is designed to provide Bach researchers, professional musicians and amateur music-lovers with up to date information on the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and other composers from the Bach family… (quoting from their website). English version provided. Navigate to our Resources section and click on links to visit Bach Digital.
7 July 2015
Bachfest 2015: LBS 5th Bach Singers Prize Competition The Entry Details and Entry Forms are now available to download from the LBS 5th Bach Singers Prize page- Use navigation. Entry deadline: Monday 28 September 2015
1 July 2015
Tickets for opening Bachfest concert available for purchase online. Click on the link to purchase your ticket for the opening event at LBS Bachfest on 31 October
29 June Arts Council Success
London Bach Society has been awarded a grant from Arts Council England in the Grants for the Arts programme for their 25th Anniversary Bachfest “Bach and the Leipzig Inheritance“. The series, which begins on 31 October and runs until 13 November 2015, honours the city in its 1000th anniversary year and enables musicians and today’s audience to take a peek into the life and work of Leipzig’s greatest musical citizen. The full programme will be announced shortly.
24 June Bach Bibliography
This is an essential resource that opens up the world of Bach to a wider readership. Search to your heart’s content! Click on the link for direct access. The site is also available in English. Enjoy! http://www.bach-leipzig.de/de/Bibliothek