BACHCELONA, a new initiative born in Barcelona with the aim of offering a series of activities and concerts linked to the figure of Bach, will be launched on July 2013. The festival will be hosted in emblematic sites of the city - such as the Cathedral and the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar - during July 25-28, the closing day coinciding with the annual commemoration of J. S. Bach’s death.
The activities we propose within the framework of BACHCELONA wish to go beyond the concert form. Our aim is to foster always the experience-side, the interaction, the dissemination and the most unexpected and ludic aspects of J.S. Bach’s music in each one of these activities.
BACHCELONA Festival’s original aim is to further enrich an already existing project in Barcelona, BACH ZUM MITSINGEN, which offers J.S. Bach cantatas in participatory sharing sessions. The BWV 105 cantata, which will close the festival in the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar on July 28, is actually one of the productions included in this project. For more information on Bach Zum Mitsingen, please visit the website at www.bachzummitsingen.com. There you will find complete information about the project, as well as all the scheduled cantatas for 2013.
WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?
Organising a Festival entails huge costs. In this case, there are 42 performers who will make listening to Bach during 4 days in Barcelona possible. There are also other expenses including installing sound systems where necessary, graphic and promo material, renting expenses, the Festival’s logistics team, dissemination of the event, graphic and web design, etc.
The Festival will be held from July 25-28 and it will consist of the concerts announced at the website. The festival’s awards will be given in the venues where the concerts are held.