Koor en orkest Stichting Bachcantates Tilburg (Choir & Orchestra)
Founded: 2000 - Tilburg, the Netherlands
De Stichting Bachcantates Tilburg (= SBCT; The Bach Cantatas Foundation) aims to bring to Tilburg on a regular basis high-quality performances of the cantatas by J.S. Bach, to raise awareness to this music, to spread the population, the knowledge and the enjoynmemnt of the works of of J.S. Bach.
The project consists of experienced amateur choir singers who can siing a cantata and an ad hoc orchestra that is made at a time. The soloists are usually professionals or near-graduates of the Conservatorium in Tilnurg, all conducted by Arjan van Baest. It is expected that all participants rehearse at home, there is only one rehearsal beforehand. The performances take place in the Heikese
The Board of the Foundation manages all organizational matters and consists of a president, secretary, treasurer and choir and orchestra coordinator.
Source: Art Fact Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (March 2014)