The Netherlands Bach Society has launched a large and ambitious project called “All of Bach.” In preparation for its centenary season in 2021-2022, the Society has decided to perform and record all of the works of Bach and share these pictures and sounds with the rest of the world. The hope is that millions of people will find inspiration every day whenever they enter the term “Bach” into their search engines.
As one of the oldest early music ensembles in the world, the Society is in a particularly strong position to take on this task. Containing many beautiful churches with historic organs and rooms with acoustics that foster the performance of works by Bach, the Netherlands is the birthplace of authentic performance practice. While some of the earliest proponents of this movement are still active, second and even third generations of talent are also available. This wealth of experience allows artistic director and creator of All of Bach, Jos van Veldhoven, to lead finely-tuned performances that reveal how beautiful and poignantly intimate the works of Bach can sound.
The online platform, both in Dutch and English, will be available to the “global village” of Bach starting in May 2014.