These organizations share the Bach Institute’s commitment to the music and legacy of J.S. Bach.
This comprehensive site covers all aspects of J.S. Bach’s cantatas and his other vocal works.
The American Bach Society
The American Bach Society “was founded in 1972 to support the study, performance, and appreciation of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach in the United States and Canada. The American Bach Society produces Bach Notes and Bach Perspectives, sponsors a biennial meeting and conference, and offers grants and prizes for research on Bach.”
This public institution hosts concerts and master classes, and serves as a research center for the music of Bach. The International Bach Academy also shelters two of Germany’s most celebrated ensembles, the Gächinger Kantorei and the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart.
The organization’s mission is “to perform, free to the public, the choral works of Johann Sebastian Bach (and his contemporaries), and to educate the concert-going public about the musical language of Bach and the texts he chose to set to music.”
The festival began in 1970 at the University of Oregon, and now shares the works of J.S. Bach with audiences in Oregon’s major cities. The event also offers educational opportunities including master classes in conducting, The Berwick Academy for Historically Informed Performance, an organ institute, teachers’ workshops and more. In addition to in-person offerings, Oregon Bach Festival launched the Digital Bach Project featuring interactive explorations of the “B Minor Mass”, “Goldberg Variations”, “St. Matthew Passion”, and the “Well-Tempered Clavier”.