Support the Bach Society

And contribute to preserving Bach’s heritage

With the best Baroque musicians, an enthusiastic staff and a monumental St Matthew Passion tradition, the Netherlands Bach Society has become an essential part of the Dutch cultural landscape. Our ensemble is characterised by its continual search for innovation and a deeper understanding of time-honoured musical heritage.

In this search, our Friends, donors and sponsors lend support in the broadest sense of the word. Besides forming the basis for our financial self-sufficiency, their generous commitment also shows that there is wide appreciation of our music, our initiatives and our ideals. By supporting the Bach Society, you will contribute to preserving and disseminating Bach’s heritage, as well as investing in a wonderful ensemble with a future filled with inspiration and emotion. All the donations will be used for the following purposes:

Quality
The Netherlands Bach Society originated as an enthusiastic amateur choir, but grew over the past century into a professional vocal-instrumental Baroque ensemble at world-class level. We are not easily satisfied: only the best will do.

Talent development
The Netherlands Bach Society set up the Young Bach Fellowship in 2013. It provides a platform for young musicians who want to develop further in Baroque music. They also receive coaching in the entrepreneurship skills that are required of professional musicians today.
In recent years, the Young Bach Fellowship has received support from the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund. The foundation of the Jos van Veldhoven Fund has made further resources available for continuing the Young Bach Fellowship. The Young Bach Fellowship has also received a donation from the Dioraphte Foundation.
Participants in the Young Bach Fellowship get the opportunity to perform in a production by the Bach Society. They are allocated a mentor, receive coaching and are given support by the marketing and production departments. The fellowship is a breeding ground where talented youngsters are given the scope to experiment, develop and enter into new collaborations.

Education
Many of our most loyal visitors still remember the first time they heard the Netherlands Bach Society and are now taking their grandchildren along to concerts. We believe every child deserves such a fond memory of their introduction to classical music. Thanks to our education project , over 300 pupils a year attend one of our performances of the St Matthew Passion. In preparation for the performance, the Bach Society provides education packages and a musician visits the class to talk about Bach, the Baroque and the St Matthew Passion. For more than fifteen years, ‘Face to face’ has been a fixture in our varying selection of educational projects.

All of Bach
The complete oeuvre of Johann Sebastian Bach is just a couple of mouse clicks away, wherever you are in the world. The All of Bach project is the online treasure trove of the Netherlands Bach Society. Music-lovers can enjoy recordings of large-scale concerts, intimate house concerts and virtuoso solo works. Since 2014, we have been releasing works by Bach performed by the Netherlands Bach Society. Throughout the world, everyone can watch and listen to the online audiovisual recordings for free. This project corresponds directly to the main goal of the Netherlands Bach Society: giving as many people as possible the opportunity to enjoy the fantastic music composed by Bach.

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