BACHFEST 2017 “Bach and Luther: Masters and Servants”

14 October – 10 November 2017

Saturday 14 October from 2.30pm-4.30pm  Gresham Centre, Gresham Street EC2   

“All that have voice…”

The Tenebrae Effect”,  a community choral workshop on motets by Bach and Schütz with members of Tenebrae directed by the choir’s founder Nigel Short.   The motets to be studied, sung and enjoyed are 1st and last chorale “Jesu, meine Freude” BWV 227,  the 1st chorus of “Komm, Jesu, komm” BWV 229, and the motet “Das ist je gewißlich wahr” SWV 277 by Heinrich Schütz.

Tickets £15.00. Students £5 (Full-time: Bring ID). Music provided.  To reserve your place and tell us which voice (SATB): Call 01883 717372 and have your card handy (Visa/MasterCard accepted). Early reservation advised.

Gresham Centre is just 5 minutes’ walk from St Paul’s tube on Central Line

6th Bach Singers Prize Competition

  • Monday 23 October from 4.00pm   BACH MASTER CLASSES  St George’s Church Hanover Square London W1  Tickets £5 per class or £8 for the two, at the door
  • Tuesday 24 October at 7.00pm  BACH SINGERS PRIZE – THE SEMI FINAL   St George’s Church, Hanover Square London W1

The Semi Finalists will each perform a recitative and an aria from  Bach Passion (St Matthew Passion or St John Passion)

Tickets £10 available by post, by phone, or at the door from 6.30pm. Full-time Students admitted Free of Charge – please bring student ID.

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St George’s Church Hanover Square is 5-10 Minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus tube on Victoria/Central/Bakerloo lines.

  • Friday 27 October at 7.15pm    BACH SINGERS PRIZE – THE FINAL                         St Bartholomew-the-Great, West Smithfield EC1

The Finalists will each perform an all-Bach programme of their own devising with the SBP. They are invited to introduce their programmes and will be interviewed after their performances.

The presentation of the Prizes will follow the Jury’s decision

Steinitz Bach Players, directed by Anthony Robson. The Jury will be chaired by Ian Partridge CBE

Tickets:  £20, £15, Student FestPass £5, available from LBS – online, by post, by phone or at the door from 6.30pm.  All seats are unreserved.

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St Bartholomew-the-Great is approximately 5-10 minutes’ walk from St Paul’s tube on Central Line or 5 minutes’ walk from Barbican tube on Circle and Metropolitan/Hammersmith lines

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