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Internationales Bachfest Schaffhausen

Name:

Internationales Bachfest Schaffhausen

Location:

Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Venues:

St. Johann-Kirche; Münster; Rathauslaube; Stadttheater

Years:

From 1946 (every 3 years)

Months:

May

Artistic Director:

Thomas Feurer

Ensembles:

V/A

Website:

Internationales Bachfest Schaffhausen

History & Mission:

Since 1946 in a three yearly rhythm, the large event with various themes to the life and work of J.S. Bach takes place in Schaffhausen.

One year after the end of World War II, future and music oriented people in the border and bridge town of Schaffhausen set a peace and forgiveness signal that was heard and celebrated. In the tradition of J.S. Bach and his musical message the International Bach society was founded. Since then it has been closely associated with the town of Schaffhausen and has hosted 21 Bach festivals.

Today the circle of artists is continuously widening and well-known names demonstrate that the international Bach-Elite reside in Schaffhausen.

At the same time the programme gains variety. Works of the Bach family, the Bach contemporaries and the later compositions of different artists with a certain Bach connection to Romanticism times, are incorporated into the programme.

Recent Festivals:

3rd Festival: May 13-21, 1950
9th Festival: Apr 30, May 7, 1967
21st Festival: May 24-Jun 1, 2003

22nd Festival: May 20-28, 2006
23rd Festibal: May 16-24, 2009
24th Festival: May 12-20, 2012

Logo:

9th Festival - 1967  23rd Festival - 2009      
     

Source: Internationales Bachfest Schaffhausen Website

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (October 2009 - January 2012)

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