JSB Ensemble 2017

Who can apply?

This call for applications is for young choral singers and instrumentalists playing modern instruments worldwide, between the ages of 18 and 30. For all strings it would be diserable to bring an additional Baroque bow for their modern instruments.

Instruments / voices
2 flutes | 3 oboes (plus oboe d’amore and cor anglais) | bassoon |
strings | lute | chorus

Audition pieces


Violin | Viola | Violoncello | Double Bass

Flute | Oboe (d'amore / English Horn) | Bassoon


Johann Sebastian Bach
Passion St John Passion BWV 245 (2nd version)
Cantatas »Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben« BWV 147
»Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen« BWV 146
»Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg« BWV 149


Hans-Christoph Rademann (Foto hs)

Hans-Christoph Rademann | Artistic director
Director of the Bachakademie | Chief Conductor of the Dresdner Kammerchor | Professor of Choral Conducting at the Musikhochschule Dresden | one of the leading international choral conductors

Kathy Romey

Kathy Romey | Choir
Choral director at the University of Minnesota | Artistic director of the 200-voice-symphonicchorus The Minnesota Chorale | Regular lecturer at the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart

Xenia Löffler (Foto: Daniel Maria Deuter)

Xenia Löffler | Oboe
Soloist, chamber and orchestral musician | Principal oboist of the »Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin« | Teaches classes in historic oboe at the University of the Arts Bremen and the Berlin University of the Arts

Stephan Mai (Foto: Xenia Löffler)

Stephan Mai | Violin
Leader of the »Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin« | Honorary Professor for Historical Performance Practice on modern instruments and professor of Baroque violin and Baroque viola at the Hochschule für Musik »Franz Liszt« Weimar | Teaches at the Hochschulen in and Berlin

Jan Freiheit (Foto: Thomas Kost)

Jan Freiheit | Violoncello
Principal cellist of the »Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin« | Teacher at the youth Baroque orchestra »Bachs Erben« | Professor of Baroque cello and basso continuo practice for lower string instruments at the University of the Arts Berlin | Professor of Baroque cello at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig

Helmuth Rilling (Foto hs)

Helmuth Rilling | Conductor
Founder of the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, the Gächinger Kantorei and the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart | Co-founder of the Oregon Bach Festival | Gives concerts with renowned chamber- and symphony orchestras as well as choirs all over the world


Mon 21-08-2017 Arrival in Überlingen
Mon 21-08 to Sat 26-08 Rehearsals in Überlingen
Salem International College
Sun 27-08 Transfer to Stuttgart
Sun 27-08 to Fri 08-09 Rehearsals in Stuttgart
Evang. Bildungszentrum Hospitalhof Stuttgart

Public dates in Stuttgart
Mon 28-08-2017 Public rehearsal
Tue 29-08-2017 Workshop concert
Wed 30-08-2017 Workshop concert
Thu 31-08-2017 Opening concert of the 2017 Musikfest Stuttgart
St John Passion BWV 245 (2nd version)
Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
Mon 04-09-2017 Concert with moderation
»Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben« BWV 147
plus excerpts from the choir and orchestral concert programmes
Wed 06-09-2017 Concert »Sichten auf Bach« (Views on Bach)
»Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen« BWV 146
»Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg« BWV 149
Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
In addition a concert for a cappella choir and a concert for orchestra are planned.
Programme and dates to be announced.
Fri 08-09-2017 Travel home
Attendance for the entire period is a requirement for participants.



JSB Office
Elisabeth Janku
70178 Stuttgart
+49 711 619 21-15