The Bach Institute

The Bach Institute, with public events throughout each performance season, provides engagement with Bach’s music through presentations and participatory activities. We are creating and sharing a trove of resources specific to the varied interests of music professionals, amateurs, aficionados, and anyone curious about what Bach’s music may offer to today’s listeners.

winter Intensive

Due to the current Covid climate, the 2022 Bach Institute Winter Intensive has been postponed. Please stay tuned for more information on rescheduling.

The Bach Institute Winter Intensive seeks to share the deep knowledge and experience of the Emmanuel Music ensemble in performing the sacred cantatas of J.S. Bach. Drawing on fifty years of practical experience offering these profound works in a worship context, we bring a unique perspective on the communicative power and timeless relevance of this music, as well as insights into technique, interpretation, and pacing.


Cantata Conversations

An interactive series about listening to cantatas

November 10, 17, and December 1, 2021 at 7.30pm

Join us for a series of three online conversations led by Pamela Dellal, Co-Director of the Bach Institute. While Bach cantatas are often filled with sophisticated musical and theological elements, our Cantata Discussion series will focus on what’s immediately engaging and appealing about these works. No prior knowledge of cantatas is required, but a basic level of comfort with classical music conventions and terminology is helpful.
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Open Cantata Rehearsals

Various Saturday cantata rehearsals throughout the season

Grab a front row seat to see how the weekly cantata performance comes together in just one rehearsal. Listen to Artistic Director Ryan Turner and guests discuss the musical intricacies of the cantata they are preparing. Schedule coming soon.