What’s On – January to December 2015
Friday 20 February at 7.45pm
The 18-30 Bach Club
at Gresham Centre, Gresham Street, London EC2 (5 minutes from St. Paul’s tube)
Come and hear some outstanding performers from the London Music Colleges come together to play the music they love. In the footsteps and spirit of Bach and his Leipzig Collegium Musicum (students’ musical society) who met on Friday evenings during the winter at Zimmermann’s Coffee House in the 1730s, the LBS Bach Club is a 21st century version and creates a platform for today’s young musicians to perform and for their friends and contemporaries to come and enjoy some Bach together in an informal atmosphere. Time to chat and meet the musicians over a drink after the music….
Programme “Bach at Leipzig”
Organ Sonata BWV 527 arranged for Trio (from the set of six BWV 525-530 1727-1733), Sonata for flute, violin and continuo from Musical Offering BWV 1079 (1747) and the Cantata “Herr Jesu Christ, wahr Mensch und Gott” BWV 127 (first performed at Leipzig on 11 February 1725)
Tickets are FREE for 18-30s and £10 each for others. Advance Booking is open and is encouraged to help with numbers. Tickets are also on sale at the door from 7.00pm. To book your free places or tickets by phone – call 01883 717372 OR book online
Monday 2 March
Bach Notes will be published and available either to download from this website in a PDF (you will need Adobe Reader for this), circulated by email or post. The packed edition will include features on the Bach Singers Prize, Bach Club, Bach’s city celebrates its millennium (1015-2015), Leipzig Thomaskantor to retire, News and views from the world of Bach.
Saturday 6 June Bach at Langstone
The Notebooks of Anna Magdalena Bach with Kate Semmens soprano and Steven Devine harpsichord
This is a delicious recital comprised of arias, keyboard suites and miniatures to be found in the Notebooks Bach specially compiled at Cöthen in 1722 and at Leipzig in 1725 for his devoted and very musical second wife Anna Magdalena Bach. The recital is given in the gracious surroundings of Langstone Court in Llangarron, Herefordshire by kind invitation of Richard Jones, Chairman of the London Bach Society’s Council. www.devinemusic.co.uk
Booking opens on 1 February and details may be found on Langstone’s website. Early booking is recommended as seating is limited. Visit www.langstone-court.org.uk
Bach Notes 25th Anniversary Festival Edition will be published.
LBS 25th Anniversary Bachfest Autumn 2015
We are busy fund-raising and preparing for our 25th anniversary Bachfest and planning a special series of events to celebrate. The Festival programme will have a Leipzig theme and begin from 24 September. Details will be posted on our website in due course.
Become a Bach Friend
Bach Friends supports the London Bach Society, its annual Bach Festival and other activities. Details are on the Bach Friends pages and you can join online. We look forward to welcoming you.