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Junges Stuttgarter Bach Ensemble, 8-21 March 2011

Location: Germany
Details & Application JSB Ensemble 2011

Junges Stuttgarter Bach Ensemble – Two weeks working,
practising and performing with Bach expert Helmuth Rilling!

The connection between thinking about music and practical performance is a central interest for Helmuth Rilling and the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart which he founded. This is shown in a main focus on the interpretation, analysis and explanation of choral-/orchestral works, in particular the cantatas and oratorios of Johann Sebastian Bach. With its combination of scholarly work and practical music-making, the Stuttgart Bach Week is a unique week of study, bringing together vocal and instrumental tutors, scholars, artists, students and an interested audience. From 2011, for the Bach Week each year, a spezial international orchestra and choir will be drawn together. The Young Stuttgart Bach Ensemble initiative is made possible by the generous support of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung. These ensembles will continue the artistic-educational work which Helmuth Rilling has undertaken with the Festival Ensemble Stuttgart, and at the same time, there will be a special emphasis on the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. The 2011 programme includes the St John Passion.

The closing date for applications is 15 November 2010

Young choral singers and instrumentalists between the ages of 18 and 28 are invited to apply.

Johann Sebastian Bach: St John Passion BWV 245 [sung in German]
Lecture concerts at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart, 15, 16 and 17 March 2011
Concert in the Stiftskirche, Stuttgart, 18 March 2011 (these concerts are at the heart of the Bach Week Stuttgart) Final concert at the Georgenkirche (church where Bach was baptised) in Eisenach, 20 March 2011 additional musical participation in church services great JSB birthday party in Bach’s native city of Eisenach in the night of 20-21 March 2011 visit to the Bach house Eisenach

Arrival: 8 March 2011
Rehearsals and concerts in Stuttgart: 9-18 March 2011
Concert tour to Eisenach: 19-21 March 2011
Departure: 21 March 2011
Attendance for the whole duration is a condition of participation

Helmuth Rilling – Artistic Director Founder and Director of the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, the Gächinger Kantorei, Bach Collegium Stuttgart and the Festival Ensemble Stuttgart
Kathy Romey – choir
Ingo Goritzki (oboe) – wind
Walter Forchert (violin), Martin Ostertag (cello) – strings
All the instrumental tutors are soloists in the Bach Collegium Stuttgart, under the direction of Helmuth Rilling.

For more info, including auditions and costs: