LBS BACHFEST 2017 & BACH NOTES

LBS BACHFEST & BACH NOTES

Click to download or view  Choral Workshop with Tenebrae details on 14 October 2017  COME AND SING WITH TENEBRAE   Call 01883 717372 to book your place.

Click to download or view  BACHFEST 2017 BROCHURE  

Click to download or view   Bach Notes 2017

Using the Navigation to the right:  Go to Bach Singers Prize 2017 page to download the Entry Details and Entry Forms and to check any updates

Pre-Festival Recital: Saturday 7 October from 6.00pm at Langstone Court, Llangarron, Herefordshire. Scroll down to the next WebPost or Click on  www.langstone-court.org.uk

LBS 27th Bachfest: 

“Bach and Luther: Masters and Servants”

14 October – 10 November 2017

Venues:  St John’s Smith Square, Gresham Centre, St George’s Hanover Square, Wax Chandlers Hall, St. Bartholomew-the-Great West Smithfield, The Temple Church

Click on the link for the full programme:

http://www.bachlive.co.uk/2017-bachfest/bachfest-2017-our-events/

FestMakers

We are forming a voluntary team of FestMakers to help at the Festival events – house management, programme selling, welcoming audiences. To find out more and get involved call us on 01883 717372 or email lbs@lonbachsoc.demon.co.uk

LBS 6th Bach Singers Prize

The Competition forms part of the annual LBS Bachfest and Entry is now open.

To Clarify: The competition is open to all postgraduate singers, either currently studying at one of the Conservatoires or in continuing study, or at the beginning of a performing career in the age range 21-33 years at 27 October 2017.  

Entry fees can be

  • paid online from the Bach Singers Prize page or
  • by phone using your credit or debit card ( +44 (0) 1883 717372) or
  • by cheque payable to London Bach Society and sent to LBS, 73 High Street, Old Oxted, Surrey RH8 9LN.

In the interests of personal security, please do not send your credit/debit card details by email.

Competition First Round

The First Round will take place on Thursday 19 October, am, pm & eve. Subject to the number of entries received, it may be necessary to continue and allocate First Round entry performances on Friday 20 October, am.

Margaret Steinitz Artistic Director

Stop Press: Click on http://www.bachlive.co.uk/a-tribute-to-our-president-sir-david-tang/

 

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BACH at LANGSTONE COURT, HEREFORDSHIRE

LANGSTONE COURT

Bach at Langstone Court , Herefordshire on Saturday 7 October 2017 from 6pm

Steinitz Bach Players Chamber Ensemble: Elizabeth Walker & Christine Garrett (flutes), Anthony Robson (recorder/oboe), Andrew Skidmore (‘cello), Alastair Ross (harpsichord)

Sonata in G major for two flutes and continuo                                                            Joh. Seb. Bach
Sonata in D minor for flute, oboe and continuo                                             Georg Philipp Telemann
Movements from a cello suite                                                                                     Joh. Seb. Bach
Pieces for solo harpsichord                                                                                         Joh. Seb. Bach
Trio in D minor from Tafelmusik II for recorder, two flutes and continuo      Georg Philipp Telemann

As a prelude to our London Bachfest, Steinitz Bach Players Chamber Ensemble will give a recital in the gracious surroundings of Langstone Court, Llangarron, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire by invitation of LBS Chairman Richard Jones.  The programme is entitled “At home with Bach”, including a tribute to his oldest and closest musical friend, the prolific composer Georg Philipp Telemann for his 250th anniversary (1681-1767).

Tickets: £45 including a reception, the recital and supper. If our last appearance in this lovely home is anything to go by, then we are all in for a superb early autumn treat.

For further details and how to book visit www.langstone-court.org.uk

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LEGACY GIVING TO LBS

Legacy Giving to London Bach Society

Legacies received have enabled the Society to continue to thrive and, equally, are a fond remembrance of you, your generosity and forethought. We invite you to visit our Legacy Giving page and download the brochure that will guide you towards making the London Bach Society a beneficiary in your Will….The Ultimate Musical Offering

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Bach Singers Prize 2017

Bach Singers Prize Update  – Using the Navigation, go to Bach Singers Prize 2017 page to download  Details and Forms.

Entry deadline 30 September 2017

LATEST:  This competition will take place during  the LBS annual Bachfest.  The dates are: -  

  • Thursday 19 October 2017 at Grosvenor Chapel W1  – First Round (Reserved also morning of 20 October from 10.00am)
  • Tuesday 24 October 2017 at St George’s Hanover Square W1 – Semi Final
  • Friday 27 October 2017 – St Bartholomew-the-Great – The Final

The LBS Bach Singers Prize is presented every two years.

Our 2015 Finalists’ reaction to The Competition ” …we were all saying how brilliant it is for those of us who love singing Bach to have a platform to perform music we love in such a wonderful setting with a brilliant orchestra.”

2013 Bach Singers Prize Winner Nick Pritchard has been voted Breakthrough Artist in the 2017 Opera Poll

Updated 13 September 2017

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