Just Bach ~ Season 3 launched online on September 16, 2020!
In this time of pandemic, audiences can view the performances on the Luther Memorial website, the Just Bach website, the Just Bach facebook page, and the Just Bach YouTube Channel. Viewing the concerts is free, but we ask those who are able, to help us pay our musicians with a tax-deductible donation. We look forward to the time when we can safely gather together again, indoors.
Just Bach is a monthly concert series in Madison, WI, celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. In this, our third season, when so many normal routines have been disrupted, we hope you will find our performances of Bach’s music to be centering and inspiring.
Founded to share the immense range of Bach’s vocal and instrumental repertoire with the Madison community at large, the Just Bach orchestra plays on period instruments using historically-informed performance practice, bringing the music to life in the manner and style that Bach intended. Members of the artistic team prepare local singers to perform alongside seasoned professionals in order to develop a familiarity and love of the repertoire. The audience is invited to sing along during the closing chorales – because group singing is therapeutic!
The series launched on September 27, 2018 at Luther Memorial Church, with the “Little” Fugue in G Minor for solo organ, and two beautiful cantatas, BWV 165: O heilges Geist- und Wasserbad and BWV 32: Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen.
Luther Memorial Church’s weekly concert series, Music at Midday, resumed at 12 Noon on September 9, 2020. Just Bach will perform the third Wednesday of every month this concert season, from September – May: September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16, January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21, and May 19.
We are extremely grateful to Pastor Brad Pohlman, music director Andrew Schaeffer, and the congregation of Luther Memorial Church for hosting Music at Midday, and for including Just Bach as a regular part of the series. We invite the Madison community to spend a lunchtime half-hour with the sublime music of J.S. Bach – feed your body and soul!
Just Bach deeply appreciates the support provided by its fiscal sponsor, Bach Around The Clock.
This project is supported by Dane Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, the Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.