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March 2017

Celebrating Bach today – 21 March

Bach’s Birthday today We are celebrating Bach’s 332nd birthday today, born on 21 March 1685 at Eisenach in eastern Germany. At different times, Bach and Martin Luther attended the same school in the town. In the words of ABBA, quite simply “Thank you for the music”. Share this:

What is it about Bach’s Passions?

Bach at Passiontide Music organisations across the land and overseas, in towns, cities, in local churches and on international concert hall stages will be eagerly anticipating their performances of a surviving Passion composed nearly 300 years ago now.  The 17th and 18th century Lutheran congregation expected to hear a musical setting of Christ’s Passion and Crucifixion performed in the context of the Liturgy [...]

Concert Listings – Our policy

Concert Listings – Our policy We are receiving an ever-increasing volume of requests to provide free listings or engage in reciprocal marketing for one-off Bach concerts or designated series, festivals and on-going projects, so it will be helpful to Promoters to know about our policy. For our reciprocal marketing policy, please go to the Contact & Governance page. [...]

Orgelbüchlein Project update

From William Whitehead and his Orgelbüchlein Project To celebrate the LBS 70th Anniversary last November, William Whitehead gave the world première of a specially commissioned chorale prelude from leading British composer Diana Burrell. The commission was generously donated by LBS Council Chairman Richard Jones and was the LBS contribution to William’s imaginative project to complete [...]

Friends of the Musicians Chapel honours LBS Founder Paul Steinitz

Paul Steinitz to be inscribed in the Book of Remembrance LBS founder-conductor Paul Steinitz is among this year’s distinguished musicians to be honoured in the Book of Remembrance that has been created and maintained by the Friends of the Musicians Chapel, St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, in the City of London since 1957. The annual Service of Thanksgiving for those newly [...]