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.
Chorale cantata – Bachian in style, but original in content
for soprano, alto, tenor and bass, vocal ensemble and orchestra
The Swiss town of Trogen and its main square situated in front of the church are traditionally associated with the Landsgemeinde assemblies of the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden – and thus with the hymn “Ode an Gott” (Ode to God) sung at the beginning of each assembly. And over the last ten years, since the J. S. Bach Foundation and its ensemble conducted by Rudolf Lutz have been performing in the church, the town has also become closely associated with the sacred oeuvre of Johann Sebastian Bach.
The videos of the cantata, workshop and reflecitve lecutre can be found here.
The Landsgemeinde cantata has also been released on CD.