LBS NEWS UPDATE as at 12 February 2019


Steinitz Bach Players celebrating Golden 50th at Bachfest in St John’s Smith Square on 6 November 2018


Coming up…

Online Edition of “Bach Notes”  published in March 2019 featuring

  • Composer Portraits
  • “Bach’s Choir” – a review of Michael Maul’s latest book now published in its English version
  • The significance of the Leipzig Coffee-House concerts
  • Throwback Bachfest 2018
  • LBS Factfile
  • What’s up next…


1 June 2019  “Bach at Langstone”

Reception, Recital and Supper at Langstone Court, Herefordshire hosted by LBS Council Chairman Richard Jones.  Programme announced and Tickets (reception/recital/supper) on sale soon. Go to

31 October – 10 November   29th Bachfest

Programme announced in the summer. Tickets on sale in July 2019.

To support our Programme of Work annually, we also invite you to become a Bach Friend.

In 2019

  • 18-30 Bach Club reaches its 10th Birthday. This event is opening the door to the ‘live’ classical concert experience for many young people.
  • The 7th Bach Singers competition is scheduled for Autumn 2019 that will benefit young singers on the threshold of their careers through three Rounds, Master Classes and Workshops.   Our past biennial Bach Singers Prizewinners are all making waves on stage and in the recital hall, including Nick Pritchard (2013), Anna Harvey (2015), Jessica Dandy (2017).


We have just £1,200 in donations left to raise in order to meet our £10,000 target ( that can be £960 donations + £240 Gift Aid). 

If you are not a UK tax payer or prefer not to make a Gift Aid Declaration you can still donate.  

Thank you so much to all the donors who have supported the Match Fund so far.

London Bach Society is funded by private donations, grants from charitable trusts and the general income, including ticket sales ,it can generate from its public activities (concerts, recitals, workshops, competitions, organ and music hire).  Since 1968 LBS has supported its own professional orchestra that attracts the very best players to our platform.

Revenue from ticket sales does not cover the costs of the events we present at Bachfest or at any other time of the year, so we rely on the generosity of our donors, Bach Friends and our audience supporters to help us make things happen.

Thanks to the generosity of donors, trusts and Bach Friends we have raised £60,000 of the £70,000 target in support of the London Bach Society’s annual programme of work.  To reach the target and propel us into our new era of work, we are busy raising the final £10,000. The Match Fund was launched with a donation £5,000, which has been donated already, a further £3,800 has been raised in matching funds from other donors bringing the total to £8,800.

We have just £1,200 to go and we’ll meet our target;

  • if £960 in Gift Aid donations is received, LBS (registered charity number 1082788) can reclaim a further £250 at no extra cost to yourself and the target is met.
  • A Gift Aid declaration is available to download (scroll down).
  • If you prefer not to make a Gift Aid donation or are not a UK taxpayer you can still donate.

Will you join in and help us?  Small gifts or larger ones…they all count; they are all valued. 

The Final Lap

You can make your donation, choose one of the methods below.

To apply Gift Aid , complete, sign and email 2019 GIFT AID DECLARATION (1)   to  or post to address below

  • By cheque (payable to London Bach Society) and sent to LBS, 73 High Street, Old Oxted, Surrey RH8 9LN
  • By phone & card – Call 01883 717372 (9.30am-5.00pm Mon-Fri)
  • Online via PayPal


All donations by will be acknowledged by email and the names of donors listed on the Website (unless you prefer to remain anonymous). Your gift will be greatly valued and appreciated.  Thank you so much from all of us.

Updated 17 January 2019

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