Just Bach Seeks Interim Artistic Co-Director
With Artistic Co-Director Marika Fischer Hoyt on sabbatical starting in November, Just Bach is opening a search for an instrumentalist to join the Artistic Team for our upcoming 4th concert season.
The Interim Artistic Co-Director works with the Just Bach team and the staff at Luther Memorial to program, produce, promote, and perform monthly Bach concerts from September – May. The Interim Artistic Co-Director helps finalize the programming, contract any remaining needed players, schedule rehearsals and performances, perform in the concerts as needed, and upload the concert video to the Just Bach YouTube channel.
The Co-Director devotes ~4 hours per month to administrative tasks, on a volunteer basis.
The Co-Director rehearses and performs as needed in the monthly concerts, for $100 per concert.
The current Artistic Team will provide training for this position, and will be available for assistance once the season begins.
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 on September 9, 2020. Just Bach performs 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.
Concerts are published at 8:00 am on their scheduled day, and viewers are invited to an 7:00 pm evening Zoom Reception with the musicians. A link to the reception can be found on our Concerts page.
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 half-hour with the sublime music of J.S. Bach.
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.