J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen

The J. S. Bach Foundation is performing and recording the complete vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach over the course of around 25 years.

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The J.S. Bach Foundation has embarked on a remarkable undertaking: over a period of some 25 years, the Foundation will perform the complete vocal works by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750).

Each month, one of the over 200 Bach cantatas is performed in the idyllic town of Trogen in Appenzell, Switzerland. With a rhythm of 12 cantatas per year, the project is estimated to conclude in 2030. All introductory workshops, concerts and reflection lectures on the cantata texts are recorded live and published on DVD and CD; the texts of the lectures are published in a continually expanding Bach Anthology.

The main aim of the J.S. Bach Foundation's ambitious project is to provide a living Bach experience for today's listeners and to deepen our understanding of the great composer's works. The artistic director of the foundation is Rudolf Lutz, who rehearses and conducts all performances with the Foundation's own choir, orchestra and world-class soloists.

The foundation's own label (J.S. Bach-Stiftung) releases and distributes internationally its entire CD and DVD production.

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"Bach Erlebt VIII" - Chor & Orchester der J.S. Bach Stiftung unter der Leitung von Rudolf Lutz

"Bach Kantaten N°13" - Chor & Orchester der J.S. Bach Stiftung unter der Leitung von Rudolf Lutz

"Matthäuspassion" - Chor & Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung unter der Leitung von Rudolf Lutz