LBS is part of a  Bach community that is global, one that embraces all four corners of the world.


Our Artistic Director is Margaret Steinitz (pictured)  whose late husband, the eminent Bach scholar and conductor Paul Steinitz (1988-2009), founded LBS.  Click on the link to view Margaret’s biography www.bachlive.co.uk/about/contact

Our Mission

LBS is performance-driven. An independent spirit, all the Society does flows to and from the ‘live’ experience enabling the performer and listener to draw closer to Bach, his music, his life and times and to be inspired and enriched by them. We promote our own professional period-instrument orchestra, Steinitz Bach Players, founded in 1968.

We are supported by private donors, trusts and foundations. To support us become a Bach Friend  (Navigate to Bach Friends page). Bach Friends can get involved for as little as £50 rising to £1,000 +.

Under  founder Paul Steinitz’s direction the Society’s pioneering projects have changed the way we approach the performance of Bach’s music in this country. They have  opened the door to Bach’s magnificent treasury of music for many generations of performers and listeners, and inspired other conductors and musicians to explore the vast corpus of Bach’s music more deeply themselves here in the UK.  An alumnus of the Royal Academy of Music,  Paul Steinitz is an inspiration for the current RAM Bach Cantata series begun in 2009 and one of the concerts was dedicated to their former student for his centenary.

Our history, commissions and other articles about us can be found by navigating to the various pages on site, but here is a snapshot of our major concert series, events and projects to date: -

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