The City Bach Collective website is launched this month. The Collective is a group of musicians who continue to enjoy playing Bach (and other Baroque music) together in the City of London.
Providing music for places of worship and events in the City has always been an ad hoc business. For all that music is important, freelance musicians can often feel like an ephemeral part of the venerable institutions in which and for which they perform, even after many years of regular commitment. There is a tremendous history of performing music in the City that all musicians feel connected to and proud of. It is worth recording, celebrating and sharing.
The City Bach Collective is one particular, prominent seam of this musical tapestry, connected to the programming of Bach cantatas in concert for student performers in 1976. Please read more about this history on the About page.