The Netherlands Bach Society Dutch : Nederlandse Bachvereniging is the oldest ensemble for Baroque music in the Netherlandsand possibly in the world. From untilJos van Veldhoven was artistic director and conductor.
In the ensemble will be years old. In preparation the Society is publishing a new and freely accessible recording every week, including HD video of all works of Johann Sebastian Bachperformed by members of the ensemble and guest musicians under the title All of Bach. De Nederlandse Bachvereniging was officially founded on 13 September Johan Schoonderbeek was one of the founding members and the first conductor.
Performances of the work became a tradition which has been kept since. After Schoonderbeek's death inEvert Cornelisconductor of the Utrechts Symfonie Orkest, took over and was the first to conduct the complete work. He died in His successor was Anthon van der Horstwho also was the organist of the church.
He established regular performances of the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor from until shortly before his death inattracting listeners from the Nederlands and abroad. He studied facsimiles and tried to keep close to the composer's intentions. Que Sera De Mi - Roberto Torres - Tropicalisimo the performances in Naarden and Amsterdam were similar at first, because orchestra players of the Concertgebouworkest and soloists were the same.
Charles de Wolff was the successor of Van der Horst in During this period the Concertgebouw tradition was continued by Eugen Jochum. The historically informed performanceinitiated by Nikolaus Harnoncourt among others, won friends within the Netherlands Bach Society, who pursued performances with smaller ensembles on period instruments. Since the Netherlands Bach Society has a group of instrumentalists and singers specialized on music of the 17th and 18th century.
The artistic director since has been Jos van Veldhoven who conducts about half of the concerts. To keep the experience of the St Matthew Passion "fresh not only for himself but also Koor & Barokorkest Van De Nederlandse Bachvereniging* - the players and for audiences", guest conductors have been invited every other year.
The Netherlands Bach Society has collaborated with schools in a project to create interest in Bach's St Matthew Passionreaching Koor & Barokorkest Van De Nederlandse Bachvereniging* - hundred students and their teachers.
In guest lessons, rehearsals, an interactive Phil Collins - Serious Hits.Live! and a website, the students are prepared to actually listen to a concert in a well informed way.
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