Just Bach is a new monthly concert series in Madison, WI, celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
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 opening hymns and the closing cantata 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.
Just Bach concert dates this Spring are February 20, March 13, April 24, and May 29. We are extremely grateful to Pastor Brad Pohlman and the congregation of Luther Memorial Church for hosting the series, and to Rich Samuels of WORT for recording it. We invite the Madison community to come spend a lunch hour with the sublime music of J.S. Bach – feed your body and soul!
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