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Bach Festivals & Cantata Series
Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation: Bach Cantata Series

Name:

J. S. Bach: The Cantatas / Bach Cantata Series

Location:

London, England, UK

Venues:

Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT

Years:

Since 2009 (Cantata Series)

Months:

January-June, October-December (9 concerts a year; 2-3 cantatas in each concert)

Artistic Director:

Iain Ledingham

Ensembles:

Academy Baroque Orchestra

Website:

Bach Cantatas (Royal Academy of Music)
Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series on Facebook

History & Mission:

The Royal Academy of Music and Kohn Foundation launches an ambitious series of Bach Cantatas. The Cantata series aims to cover all of J.S. Bach’s cantatas over the next eight years and promises to be a unique opportunity to hear these great masterpieces in concert. The series has been endorsed by an array of influential musicians - including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, who has written: ‘I know from my recent experience at the Academy that these talented singers and instrumentalists will produce outstanding results’.

No other institution in the UK is as steeped in the history of Bach performance as the Royal Academy of Music. Soon after Felix Mendelssohn’s famous pioneering work in Berlin and Leipzig, Academy figures such as William Sterndale-Bennett became passionate advocates of J.S. Bach’s music leading to the earliest premieres in the English-speaking world.

These high-profile events will provide a regular home for Bach lovers in which distinguished professionals and the Academy’s most talented students perform side-by-side. This happy blend of both young and experienced artists should provide memorable performances of some of the most challenging and inspiring masterpieces in Western music.

The series was launched on Sunday January 25, 2009 in the Duke’s Hall at the Royal Academy of Music and continues throughout each term on a monthly basis.

Logo:

1st Season - 2009

2nd Season - 2010

3rd Season - 2011

4th Season - 2012 5th Season - 2013

Source: Royal Academy of Music, London; Katy Bignold (September 2011)

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (October 2009 - December 2012)

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