Bachipedia – a project of the J.S. Bach Foundation
The J.S. Bach Foundation is performing the entire vocal oeuvre of Johann Sebastian Bach in an ambitious concert cycle lasting around 25 years. The first concert took place in 2006, and since then, all introductory workshops, concerts and reflective lectures have been recorded on video. Over the years, we have amassed an extensive collection of audio and film material as well as other content related to the master’s works. One of the Foundation’s aims is to raise the profile of Bach’s vocal oeuvre – especially among the young. To this end, the Foundation established the “Bachipedia” platform. Learn more about the project.
“Bach 8000 – young musicians climb the musical Himalayas”
15 November 2020 | Media library
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Documentary film on the 2020 Youth Project of the J. S. Bach Foundation
Documentary film on our youth project
From the very outset, our youth project for 2020 was buffeted by headwinds. First the pandemic lockdown made rehearsals impossible, then the Appenzeller Bachtage – the festival for which the brass suite was especially composed – was cancelled. And we had to concede that recording a CD without a festival audience was not the aim of the project.
So we developed a new aim: under the motto of “music is a journey, not a destination”, we set out with our young musicians to explore the difficulties and rewards of playing the spectacular music of Johann Sebastian Bach. With our film release – a portrait of our time together on a common journey – we reached our first summit. It is an achievement that has brought great pleasure to us all.
Trio 1: Nora Hamscho, Maria Luli, Chiara Näf (trumpet)
Trio 2: Cédric Peier, Thomas Roth, Michael Wachter (trumpet)
Quartet: Florian Fort (French horn), Severin Keller (bass trombone), Mike Schönbächler (trumpet), Michael Wachter (trumpet)
Director of the “Knabenmusik” ensemble and trumpet teacher at the Music School of St. Gallen: Michael Wachter
Compositions & Organ: Rudolf Lutz
President of the Foundation Board: Konrad Hummler
Coordination: Anneliese Looser
Film production: Samuel Lutz
Sharing the wonder of Bach’s music with the musicians and audiences of tomorrow – a declared aim of the J. S. Bach Foundation.
Thanks to your donations, we are able to realise the aims of our foundation and provide young people with a living experience of Bach’s music. Find out more…