Founded in 2011, the Australian Bach Society's mission is to cultivate and disseminate a local appreciation of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, his family and contemporaries, as well as sacred/classical music in general, by arranging performances, lectures and other activities. We invite you to explore this website, attend an event, become a friend and/or donate. We'd love to keep in touch via our newsletter or social media.

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Upcoming event 22 October

Australian world premiere: Bach's Trauermusik
Join us on Sunday 22 October at St John's Southgate for the world premiere of an Australian reconstruction by Dr. Mark Smith (Adelaide) of 'The Funeral Music' for Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Köthen BWV 244a by J.S. Bach. This passion-like work is scored for SATB soloists, chamber choir, and a baroque orchestra of strings, recorders, flutes, oboes and continuo, and is considered to be a precursor to much of the music of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.

A festive organ recital: 31 October

With Martin Luther through the church year
“ I, doctor Martin Luther wish all lovers of the unshackled art of music grace and peace from God the Father and from our Lord Jesus Christ! …” Celebrating 500 years of Reformation, enjoy a festive organ recital by Kantor Roland Voit (Hagen/Germany) on Reformation Day, 31 October at Toorak Uniting Church. Follow Martin Luther through the church year with compositions from J.S. Bach, F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, M. Reger, S. Karg-Elert and R. Voit.
Musical highlights
ABS aims to offer appealing concert programs with musicians from Australia and abroad. We endeavour to support talented young musicians performing works by J.S. Bach and other classical/sacred music. Enjoy a small selection of the many highlights over the years! Details of the clips shown here can be found here.

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