Looking Bach:
300 years since the
Well-Tuned Keyboard

Saturday 19 November 2022
7.30pm ’til late
at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

To finish 2022 with a celebration, Vache Baroque is taking over the wonderful Conway Hall in London! World-class pianists, a harpsichord, an organ, a jazz trio, two vocal consorts, surround-sound electronics, two rooms full of art related installations, a photo booth…! This exciting collection of musicians and artists will showcase two timeless collections by Johann Sebastian Bach compiled around 300 years ago: his ‘Well-Tempered Clavier’ Book 1, which has rightly gone down in history as a benchmark for keyboard composition, exhibiting pieces in all possible keys; and a scrapbook-style collection of pieces for keyboard and voices compiled in 1725 with his soprano wife Anna Magdalena.

This really is an evening for everyone to enjoy, where we will showcase Bach’s genius and craft from some unexpected angles. Our main players – Libby Burgess (piano) and David Gordon (harpsichord and jazz piano) – will give short talks, explanations, and demonstrations over the course of the main event to make sure nobody feels out of the loop, and with the installations and art pieces beforehand Bach-the-composer will truly be brought to life.

After the performance, our jazz musicians will carry on the party so you can relax into some socialising over drinks and food, just like Bach and his family were experts at doing!

Please kindly note that ‘Under 35’ tickets are reserved for those aged 35 and under. These will be allocated in zones B, C, and D.

Please detail any additional support (wheelchair access and spaces etc.) that you might need to make your visit an enjoyable one. Our box office team will be more than happy to assist you. We'll get in touch to confirm arrangements.
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Libby Burgess piano

David Gordon harpsichord and melodica
Alice Manthorpe-Saunders cello

Betty Makharinsky soprano
Jonathan Darbourne countertenor
Nick Pritchard tenor
Chris Webb bass

Karl Abel bass guitar
Dan Samsa sound artist

David Gordon Jazz Trio

Vache Baroque Children’s Choir
Suzzie Vango & Shivani Rattan choir leaders

Noa Geras visual artist

Saturday 19 November
Doors open from 7.30pm
Main Concert from 8.15pm

Additional information

Ticket Band

Band A (£90), Band B (£45), Band C (£20), Band D (£10), Under 35 (£10)