Bachfest 2018 “Out of Conflict….the Peace”

Our Festival has now taken place. Check back from time to time to see what’s on the Bachfest menu in 2019.


Festival Introduction is here

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Booking for concert on 6 Nov at St John’s Smith Square. Go to or call 0207 222 1061.

-The Programme -

Wednesday 31 October 2018

St George’s Church, Hanover Square, London W1  (5 mins Oxford Circus tube)

Bach Organ Recital 6.30pm-7.15pm 

Making Waves    Emerging Artists Series

Nicholas Morris Assistant Director of Music at St George’s Hanover Square, former organ scholar Queen’s College Cambridge, post-graduate study in Birmingham with Henry Fairs and Daniel Moult

Joh. Seb. Bach Prelude and Fugue in C minor BWV 546, Trio Sonata in E minor BWV 528, From the Great ’18′/Leipzig Chorales “Nun danket alle Gott” BWV 657, Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major BWV 564

followed at 8.00pm by

Steinitz Bach Players @ 50

Bach  “Musikalisches Opfer/Musical Offering” BWV 1079  

Steinitz Bach Players/Rodolfo Richter director

Thursday 1 November 2018

St George’s Church, Hanover Square, London W1 (5 mins Oxford Circus tube)

Bach Organ Recital 6.30pm -7 .15pm

Making Waves  Emerging Artists Series

Samuel Ali  Assistant Director of  Music Christ Church Chelsea, post-graduate study, Masters Degree, at Royal College of Music with David Graham

Joh. Seb. Bach: Sinfonia to Cantata BWV 146 (tr. Dupré ), Chorale Prelude “Erbarm’ dich mein, O Herre Gott” BWV 721, The Schübler Chorale Preludes: “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645, “Wo soll ich fliehen BWV 646, “Wen nur den lieben Gott lässt walten” BWV 647, “Meine Seele erhebt den Herren BWV 648, “Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ” BWV649, “Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter” BWV 650, From the Orgelbüchlein “Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ” BWV639, Prelude & Fugue in G BWV 541.

Followed at 8.00pm by

Celebrity Chamber Recital at 8.00pm     

Mahan Esfahani harpsichord Pieter Wispelwey  cello

Bach  Sonatas for Viola da Gamba & Obbligato Harpsichord BWV 1027-1029, Cello Suite No 6 in D BWV 1012   Georg Böhm  Praeludium, Fuga & Postludium-Chaconne for solo harpsichord

This appearance by these two charismatic Bach performers on the musical landscape today marks their debut as a duo and not to be missed.

Friday 2 November 2018  7.45pm

Gresham Centre (St Anne & St Agnes Church), Gresham Street, London EC2 (5 mins St Paul’s tube)

18-30 Bach Club “Making Waves

In the spirit of Bach’s own Friday night concerts with his students’ musical society at Zimmermann’s Coffee House in 1730s Leipzig, the LBS Bach Club creates a platform for emerging young artists today and a programme that young audiences can enjoy in a relaxed and contemporary style. The Artists this year are from the Yeomen Programme of the Musicians Company.

Laura Snowden Classical Guitar playing  Bach’s Suite No 3 for cello BWV 1009 arr. Julian Bream and her own composition “Anpao”

Magnard Ensemble Wind Quintet (Susie Clements, Mana Shibata, Joseph Shiner, Catriona McDermid & Jonathan Farey) playing two Preludes & Fugues by Bach arr. Shiner and one of Shostakovich’s Preludes & Fugues arr. Shiner.

Tickets FREE for 18-30s or £10 (all others) in advance  from 01883 717372, or at the door from 7.15pm. Access for the Disabled.

The Club ends c.9.15pm

The concert is supported by the Musicians Company.

Tuesday 6 November  7.30pm 

St John’s Smith Square, London SW1 (off Dean Stanley Street – 10 mins Westminster tube)


Steinitz Bach Players Golden 50th


Rodolfo Richter director & solo violin, Jane Gordon solo violin, Rachel Beckett flute, Anthony Robson oboe d’amore, Ursula Paludan Monberg horn

with special guests 

Rowan Pierce soprano Anna Harvey ** mezzo soprano

Nick Pritchard** tenor  Benjamin Bevan bass

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata “O Ewigkeit du Donnerwort” BWV 60, Concerto for two violins in D minor BWV 1043

Cantata “Süβer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt” BWV 151, Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F BWV 1046

**Anna and Nick are both LBS Bach Singers Prizewinners. The next competition is scheduled for Bachfest 2019.

Tickets: £35.00, £28.00, £22.00, £15.00 on sale from St John’s Smith Square from 9 July. Telephone 020 7222 1061

The concerts ends c.9.30pm

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