London Bach Society

The second and most famous portrait of Bach painted by Haussmann(1748)

The second and most famous portrait of Bach painted by Haussmann(1748)

Welcome to the London Bach Society

You can find out all about our historic Bach Society by visiting the Webpages.

Towards LBS 75th in 2021

How lucky we are in the support we enjoy. Thank you to everyone who has joined us so far on our journey with Bach.

Like so many organisations, London Bach Society does not receive a regular grant from a public authority.  So it is important that we have a constant flow of funds from other sources, mostly private, in order to present and develop our annual programme of work.

Our income comprises ticket sales, donations, grants from charitable trusts, legacies and bequests, Match Funds. Your support really counts. It helps us to make things happen….like the annual Bachfest now in its 28th year, our own period instrument orchestra Steinitz Bach Players founded in 1968 and celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the 18-30 Bach Club for new performers and new audiences, the biennial Bach Singers Prize whose winners are all enjoying successful careers (our next is scheduled for the autumn 2019).   Scroll down for details about our very first Match Fund Campaign that will fund our programme of work for this year. We need just £2,937.50p in Gift Aid donations to achieve our target. For details just scroll down to the next WebPost.

Make Bachfest 2018 your entrée to the LBS. Join us now as we plan ahead to next year, to 2020 and towards the London Bach Society’s 75th Anniversary in November 2021.

We look forward to welcoming you

Margaret Steinitz – LBS Artistic Director & Bachfest Founder

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£2,937.50 needed to complete £10K Match Fund

The second and most famous portrait of Bach painted by Haussmann(1748)

The second and most famous portrait of Bach painted by Haussmann(1748)

Thanks to the generosity of donors, trusts and Bach Friends we have raised £60,000 of the £70,000 target in support of the London Bach Society’s annual programme of work including Bachfest. To complete LBS 70th Anniversary Appeal and propel us into a new era of work, we are now raising the final £10,000. A generous donor has pledged £5000 matching funding if we raise £5,000. We have just £2,937.50 to go, a sum that will support the 2018 Bachfest.  Will you join in and help us?

The Final Lap

You can make your donation

  • By cheque (payable to London Bach Society) and sent to LBS, 73 High Street, Old Oxted, Surrey RH8 9LN
  • By phone & card – Call 01883 717372 (9.30am-5.00pm Mon-Fri)
  • Online via PayPal

 




 All donations by PayPal will be acknowledged by email and the names of donors listed in our 2018 Bachfest Programme (unless you prefer to remain anonymous). Your gift will be greatly valued and appreciated.  Thank you. To find out about events being presented in this year’s festival go to http://www.bachlive.co.uk/2018-bachfest/bachfest-2018-programme/

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What’s Coming Up….

Next LBS Event:

Bachfest 2018  

31 October – 6 November 

“Out of Conflict…the Peace”.

Make a date to join us celebrating Steinitz Bach Players 50th.  First events announced… click here  http://www.bachlive.co.uk/2018-bachfest/bachfest-2018-programme/

Bach Notes Journal  will be published on 1 September, including articles about the LBS Bachfest and its inspiration,  Steinitz Bach Players, a report on this year’s Leipzig Bachfest and lots more.

Join our supporters

Want to help us make things happen? Here’s how… By joining our personal donor scheme, the Bach Friends, you will be supporting our annual Bachfest and programme of work..  To join online go to Bach Friends & Supporters or click on the link below to download the leaflet

BACH FRIENDS 2018

New Web Pages   Use Navigation to the right and scroll down

Bachfest 2018:

  • The Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) 400th anniversary.  The fall-out of this devastating European war had severe social, economic and cultural consequences that lasted for decades, especially in German States.
  • WW1 Centenary (1914-1918) A new British Bach Revival. The post WW1 reaction to the pre-War Victorian-Edwardian way of life inspired fresh musical thinking too, especially regarding the study and performance of Bach’s music. A new revival was beginning….

The Leipzig Connection:

  • Leipzig Bach-Archiv - the world’s pre-eminent Bach research centre, who’s who and what they do
  • Thomanerchor -  the world famous boys’ choir whose Cantor from 1723-1750 was none other than Johann Sebastian Bach.

Like to receive our email updates?

Ahead of our autumn Bachfest we are should like to enhance our list of email subscribers to spread news of our activities via the bi-monthly editions of e-Bach Notes. If you would like your details to be added please email us lbs@lonbachsoc.demon.co.uk (cut & paste if necessary) and give your consent.  Click on the link to view our Privacy Policy http://www.bachlive.co.uk/about/contact/lbs-privacy-policy/

 

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