"Understanding life with Bach"

The Bach Cantata Project 2023/24
of the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart
From 14 May 2023

Gaechinger Cantorey
Hans-Christoph Rademann

1 year • 23 concerts • 60 cantatas

Season 23–24

Season's Concerts Stuttgart & Ludwigsburg
Bachwoche Stuttgart
BachBewegt!Tanz! & Singen! & Begegnung!
Musical Salon

Gaechinger Cantorey • Hans-Christoph Rademann

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Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart

Ensemble: Gaechinger Cantorey • Artistic Director: Prof. Hans-Christoph Rademann
Foundation under civil law • Founded in 1981 by Helmuth Rilling

New CD release

VISION.BACH – Vol.1 published

The first of ten double CDs of our cantata project VISION.BACH has been released: five cantatas from Bach's first weeks as Leipzig's Thomaskantor - these are five magnificent treasures, masterfully performed by an exquisite ensemble of soloists from the Gaechinger Cantorey under the direction of Hans-Christoph Rademann. It's not just worth listening to - it's also worth giving as a gift in a few weeks' time...

New in the Mediathek

Händel – »Jephtha«

"Jephtha" – Handel's magnificent oratorical masterpiece, which opened the 22-23 season, can now be experienced in all its glory in the Mediathek – as the very finest foretaste of the new season, which will launch another Handel oratorio with "Samson": Hans-Christoph Rademann and the Gaechinger completely in their element!


90th birthday of academy founder Helmuth Rilling

Milestones of his work include the founding of the International Bach Academy Stuttgart in 1981, the "Requiem of Reconciliation" in 1995, the first complete recording of the music of the Thomaskantor for the Bach Year 2000, and the Passion settings of four composers from four cultural backgrounds premiered in the same year. - On May 29, Helmuth Rilling celebrated his 90th birthday together with his family near Stuttgart.


Journal article about the Bach Academy

The 26th volume of the Yearbook on Music in Baden-Württemberg presents, among other things, a selection of music festivals and organizers in Baden-Württemberg. We are pleased to release a special online publication of the extensive article on the history of the Bachakademie and its music festivals, both in the original German version and in English translation, for edifying reading.


Review Bachwoche Stuttgart 2023

At the sold-out final concert on March 25, the JSB Ensemble, consisting of 26 nations and conducted by Hans-Christoph Rademann, performed Johann Sebastian Bach's Mass in B minor in front of an enthusiastic audience in the concert hall of the HMDK Stuttgart. Before that, there was an intensive and in many ways inspiring Bachwoche Stuttgart 2023, whose wonderful atmosphere our web gallery would like to reflect with a few photographic moments.

Musikfest Stuttgart

The concerts of the Musikfest Stuttgart 2023

20 concerts from June 16 to July 2, 2023 // #natürlich - this is the motto of the Musikfest Stuttgart 2023. References to nature in music and the human voice are at the center of the festival, which is organized by internationally renowned musicians and Stuttgart cultural institutions at the invitation of the Bach Academy Stuttgart. Advance sales have started!

New in the Mediathek

»Hin und weg!« – Cantata BWV 117

Our universally moving "Hin und weg!" concert from September 2022 from the Johanneskirche am Feuersee can now be experienced in the Mediathek! Each movement of the choral cantata "Be Praise and Honor to the Highest Good" ends with the text line "Give glory to our God!" - Hans-Christoph Rademann illuminates Bach's art of forming each of the nine stanzas into its own expressive work of art. Marvel and sing along!

Concert impressions

2023 – Ten years of BachBewegt!Tanz!

With two moving and acclaimed performances of Bach's St. John Passion at the Ludwigsburg Forum am Schlosspark on February 18/19, we celebrated the tenth anniversary of the dance and music education project BachBewegt!Tanz! With a selection of pictures from the two performances, we would like to express our sincere thanks to all those involved on and behind the stage, to our sponsors, and especially to our terrific audience!


Film docu about BachBewegt!Singen!

In the 2021/22 school year, BachBewegt!Singen! reached its high point in cooperation with dm-drogerie markt: In May 2022, around 200 schoolchildren each participated in six concerts around Stuttgart. The focus was Joseph Haydn's oratorio "The Creation," which Karsten Gundermann arranged especially for this project in view of the responsibility towards our natural environment. New in the media library: the moving film documentary by Andreas Kessler.

New CD release

Joseph Haydn – The Creation

Finally on CD: In his timeless classic, Haydn creates a musical world with such a variety of tonal means of expression that one cannot escape its radiance. Haydn teaches us to "see with our ears", we hear the creation of the elements, get to see the most diverse animals before our mind's eye and experience the birth of the first human beings: the miracle of creation.