Understanding life with Bach

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

Gaechinger Cantorey
Hans-Christoph Rademann

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Gaechinger Cantorey: Season 22–23

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Season's Concerts Stuttgart & Ludwigsburg
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BachBewegt!Tanz! & BachBewegt!Singen!
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Musikfest Stuttgart

Gaechinger Cantorey • Hans-Christoph Rademann

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Ensemble: Gaechinger Cantorey • Artistic Director: Prof. Hans-Christoph Rademann
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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.


»Zweifelmut« – BachBewegt!Tanz! 2022

BachBewegt!Tanz!, the Bachakademie's dance project developed and choreographed for young people by Friederike Rademann, can now be experienced in a new video recording of the February 2022 performance from Ludwigsburg in our Mediathek. Under the baroque term "Zweifelmut," it combines Bach's grandiose music (including "Actus tragicus") with emotional expressive dance - a physical as well as spiritual experience that has left deep impressions on performers and audience alike.

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.



Die Bachakademie sucht zum 1. April 2023 eine Geschäftsführerin / einen Geschäftsführer. Sie/Er zeichnet gemeinsam mit dem Akademieleiter verantwortlich für die Positionierung der Bachakademie und der Gaechinger Cantorey sowie für die Strategie und strategische Planung der Institution. Bewerbungen werden bis zum 16. Dezember 2022 erbeten.


2x Magnificat: Father & Son Bach

In December 2020, the Gaechinger Cantorey with its conductor Hans-Christoph Rademann, together with an excellent ensemble of soloists, performed the two magnificent Magnificat settings in D major by Johann Sebastian & Carl-Philipp Emannuel Bach in concert – unfortunately to an empty hall, but the audience was there via livestream and is now up close and personal via this extraordinary CD release.


Bachakademie founded 40 years ago

Johann Sebastian Bach's life path never led to Stuttgart. And yet, for 40 years now, the city in Germany's southwest has been one of the world's most important centers of Bach care. Founded here on November 16, 1981, the Stiftung Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart keeps the musical heritage of J.S. Bach, his contemporaries, predecessors and successors alive through events and outreach, entrepreneurship, education and research.


Our new music video is online!

Now available in our media library: the new music video that children created with the Bach Academy and in cooperation with dm-drogerie markt: "Music connects - A World of Peace and Harmony!" It offers a wonderful insight into the work on the "BachBewegt!Singen!" project, which experienced its climax in May 2022 with six concerts in the greater Stuttgart area!

CD releases

New recording of Bach’s St Matthew Passion

The Gaechinger Cantorey’s new CD recording with Hans-Christoph Rademann opens up new perspectives on J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion. The recording was made in November 2020, in the midst of the Corona crisis. The recording required "a maximum of concentration and of listening to each other," while at the same time there was "an unconditional devotion and freshness in the room," says conductor Hans-Christoph Rademann about the special situation of the recording.