Video: Introduction to the J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen
Founded in 2005, the J.S. Bach-Stiftung (“Bach Foundation”) is a privately-supported Swiss arts organization devoted to the performance of Johann Sebastian Bach‘s complete vocal works.
Artistic Director Rudolf Lutz leads each performance, which takes place in Trogen, Switzerland, complemented by a pre-concert introduction with Lutz and theologian Karl Graf. On every occasion, the cantata is performed twice and, in between, reflections on the text are delivered by select individuals.
The foundation produces a DVD (for purchase) of each event. (The video excerpts I’ve seen have been excellent.)
With one performance taking place per month, the entire project will reach its goal in 2030, a grand plan with serious vision.
The following video gives a particularly good overview of the project.
(Photo: Hanspeter Schiess)
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