SSL Certificate – 5 October 2017

Thanks to the vigilance of our webmaster, Ben Tatlow, our website is now operating on ‘best practice’ according to new guidelines issues by Google, with an SSL certificate and the ‘Secure’ endorsement before the URL.

5th October 2017

The Reformation, Classical Music and Bach – discussion piece

A thought-provoking discussion piece by Bach Network co-founder, trustee and council member John Butt, published yesterday in The Guardian.


19th August 2017

A Joyful Record of the Dialogue Meeting 2017

Our eighth J. S. Bach dialogue meeting was held at Madingley Hall, Cambridge from 10 to 15 July 2017. We have a beautiful visual record of the activities and atmosphere of those five days, thanks to Alan Shepherd, who took the photos, and to Lydia Vroegindeweij, who compiled the video. The music ‘Wachet auf’ in the Bach-Busoni arrangement was one of the movements Chiara Bertoglio played on the first day, and it is doubly fitting as we sang the original from BWV 140 in the choral singing session with Suzi Digby. We are grateful to Chiara for giving us permission to use her recording, and to all those who collaborated to create this video.

8th August 2017

Bach Network – with revised logos

In July 2017 we decided unanimously to drop ‘UK’ from our title, and become simply ‘Bach Network’, reflecting our more international council and membership. Our logo and favicon have been revised to reflect this change. All activities and publications from now on will be using this name.

8th August 2017

Understanding Bach 10 (2015)

We are delighted to announce publication of the tenth volume of our open-access peer-reviewed journal today, 21 March 2015. With its ten articles—six full articles, three reports, and a current concerns analysis—this celebratory volume celebrates the tenth anniversary of Understanding Bach, as well as Bach’s 330th birthday. The material from these pieces originates from papers presented at our Dialogue meetings and at the Biennial International Conference for Baroque Music.

20th March 2015

Dates for the Dialogue meeting 2015

Our seventh J. S. Bach Dialogue Meeting will be held at Madingley Hall, Cambridge from Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 July 2015. Registration and booking is now open. Please click  here

22nd April 2014

Understanding Bach 9

We are delighted to announce publication of the ninth volume of our open-access peer-reviewed journal today, 21 March 2014. The volume contains an editorial, four full articles, two research reports and two reports from doctoral students, reflecting a sample of the material presented and discussed at our Dialogue Meeting in Warsaw last summer.

21st March 2014

New Bach Network UK website

It is a great pleasure to be publishing the new Bach Network website. Our first website, and our much-loved logo, went live in 2004. By 2006 we had a matching logo for Understanding Bach and in 2007 our second website was introduced together with the BNUK favicon. The content of this third website more accurately reflects the focus of our current activities, and importantly can be read on all devices. As before we have no formal membership, but through the Join Bach Network signup, you will be kept informed of our activities about three times per year. We hope you enjoy exploring the site.

5th March 2014

LBS Bach Day

For those in London on Saturday 2 November 2013, the London Bach Society is organising an exciting Bach Day ‘Around and About the St Matthew Passion’, 11–3.30, featuring two BNUK council members, Dr Katharine Pardee on Nineteenth Century Reception in England, and Dr Bettina Varwig on Bach in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries. To book call +44 1883 717372. Cost £10. Students free with ID

8th October 2013

Ali Dunlop

Bach Network UK is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and colleague Ali Dunlop on 18 July. Our thoughts are with her parents at this time. Ali participated in several Dialogue meetings, helped coordinate the ICBM Belfast in 2010, and contributed an article to the Young Scholars’ Forum in Understanding Bach 3 (2008). She will be greatly missed.

29th July 2013

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