Bachfest ’09 with the London Bach Society

“Ways to Bach”

Historical Commemorations
Bach Scholar, Conductor & LBS Founder – Paul Steinitz’ centenary – born 25 August 1909
475th anniversary of Luther’s Bible – translated into German in 1534
200th anniversary of the first performance in Britain of a Bach choral work- The motet “Jesu, meine Freude” BWV 227 first performed in London’s Hanover Square Rooms on 3 June 1809

“Bach Notes” Journal – to be published on 10 September – featuring:
LBS Bachfest Preview, Steinitz Bach Players launch THE BACH CLUB
LBS Bach String Prize winners at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
The Berlin Wall falls (1989-2009) – why does that matter to the Bach world?
Leipzig’s 2009 Bachfest – an appreciation by Yo Tomita
If Bach had met…Haydn & Mendelssohn

The events
Sunday 25 October at 12 noon, Royal Academy of Music, NW1
The Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series honours the memory of Paul Steinitz, RAM graduate, Professor and Consultant Professor
Joh. Seb. BACH Cantatas BWV 78, 48 and 108
Tickets £8 (concessions £5)
Telephone 020 7873 7300, open 10-12 noon & 2-4 Mon-Fri

Sunday 1 November at 7.30pm, St. Paul’s Church Knightsbridge SW1 (Knightsbridge tube)
Pamela Spofforth Memorial Concert (to raise funds for PRO CORDA scholarships in her memory)

Joh. Seb. BACH Mass in B minor, BWV 232
soloists: Julia Doyle, Diana Moore, Charles Daniels, Peter Harvey
Pegasus Choir, Orchestra of Pro Corda Alumni, leader Alison Bury – conductor Adrian Butterfield

Tickets: £10 (£5 students) unreserved.
Telephone: 01728 831354 (credit cards accepted) or cheque payable to Pro Corda and sae to Pro Corda, Leiston Abbey, Theberton, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4TD or from 6.45pm on the day. Gift Aid donations are invited on the night.
Paul Steinitz was a Patron of Pro Corda (International Chamber Music Academy), 1977-1988

Tuesday 10 November at 7.15pm
The Priory Church of St. Bartholomew-the-Great, West Smithfield, EC1 (Barbican tube)

“The Soul of Bach”
Joh. Seb. BACH
Cantatas BWV 125 and BWV 80, Violin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041
and the motet “Jesu, meine Freude” BWV 227
Rodolfo Richter (leader & solo violin)
Gillian Keith, Julie Cooper, Andrew Radley, Nathan Vale, Peter Harvey
STEINITZ BACH PLAYERS, Anthony Robson (guest director)

TICKETS £30, £25, £20, £15 (Reserved seats)
In advance From: 01883 717372 (credit cards accepted- £1 fee)) or cheque (payable to the London Bach Society) and sae to LBS, 73 High Street, Old Oxted, Surrey RH8 9LN or on the night from 6.30pm
This LBS Bach Cantata Concert marks the centenary of Paul Steinitz.
A reception for LBS Members and Guests will follow in the Cloister after the concert.

Friday 13 November at 7.30pm
The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1(Russell Square tube)

Inspired by the Friday evening meetings of the Leipzig Collegium Musicum that Bach directed at Zimmermann’s fashionable Coffee House from 1729-1742 …come and find out more

STEINITZ BACH PLAYERS directed by Anthony Robson launch “THE BACH CLUB” for 18-30 year olds with PHILIP HIGHAM ‘cello (winner of the 2008 Leipzig Competition & YCAT Young Artist) plus a student group or two

Joh. Seb BACH
Concerto for oboe and violin in C minor BWV 1060
Suite No 6 in D major BWV 1012 for unaccompanied ‘cello
G.F Handel
Concerto Grosso in D minor Opus 6 No 10

To launch the new Club, set up a mailing list and get things moving…
50 tickets are available at £20 each.
50 FREE tickets are available for 18-30 year olds (proof of age will be required) First come first served
Telephone 01883 717372 by 12 November
A cash bar will be open prior to and after the concert

Friday 20 November at 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin’s Place, WC2 (Charing Cross tube)

Introducing Jola…. LBS Bach Singers’ Prizewinner in 2008

Jolanta Kowalska soprano
Martin Knizia harpsichord

Joh. Seb BACH
A selection of Arias from Bach’s treasury of cantatas and St. Matthew Passion
ADMISSION FREE – part of the Friday Music Series

founded in 1946 by PAUL STEINITZ (1909-1988)
President: Sir David Tang KBE
Artistic Director: Margaret Steinitz

London Bach Society
73 High Street, Old Oxted, Surrey RH8 9LN
Telephone +44 (0) 1883 717372 Fax +44 (0) 1883 715851
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