VIII Tallinn Bach Music Festival
The bachFest Tallinn music festival takes place from the 1st to 7th of January 2019. For the eighth year in a row Tallinn will start New Year with marvelous sounds of music by the famous German composer Johann Sebastian Bach. The festival has become a tradition and an original, warm and beautiful New Year’s greeting of Tallinn to all the inhabitants and visitors of our capital.
The concerts programs present organ, instrumental, orchestral, choral, vocal and cristmas cantatas works by Johann Sebastian Bach. The festival concerts will take place in the large concert hall of the Niguliste Museum (Church of St. Nicholas) and the St. Anthony Chapel of this museum, where the most famous work of art in Tallinn has been preserved and is currently displayed – the fragment of the original wide painting of Bernt Notke’s Danse Macabre (Dance of Death). The best works of J.S.Bach, as well as the works of other greatest composers will be performed by musicians from Estonia, France, Italy, Germany and Poland.
Artistic director of the festival – professor Andres Uibo.
Sponsors of the festival:
Tallinn City Government
Tallinn Culture Department
The Ministry of Culture of Estonia
Cultural Endowment of Estonia
Estonian Chamber Music Society
Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Art Museum of Estonia