On Tuesday 21 March 2023, free mini-concerts will be held around Luxembourg-Ville and Luxembourg-Kirchberg, in churches and unusual spots in commemoration of Johann Sebastian Bach's 334th birthday.
The Institut National du Chant Coral Luxembourg (INECC) and the Ad Libitum Ensemble are organising this event following the 2010 initiative by a New York cellist, who had the intention of introducing a wider audience to the Baroque composer's music.
Thousands of musicians world-wide have joined this yearly event ever since, performing pieces by Bach on a voluntary basis. The performances are sometimes surprising interpretations, such as jazz pieces or arrangements for instruments Bach himself would not have considered (or known about).
There is a varied blend of acts on the programme, including string instruments, choir, organ, harpsichords, wind instruments, percussion and piano. There will be performers of all ages volunteering to play for a wide audience.
INECC Luxembourg is also open for volunteers who may want to join their ephemeral Bach in the Subways project choir.
This event is supported by a multitude of partners: the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture, the City of Luxembourg, FCE, MNHA (Musée national d'histoire et d'art Luxembourg), Lëtzebuerg City Museum, Arendt House, Radio 100,7, The Esch-sur-Alzette Music Conservatory, Por Lëtzebuerg Notre-Dame, The Music Conservatory of the North, The Music Conservatory of Luxembourg-Ville, CFL, and the Regional Music School of Dudelange.
For details, see https://inecc.lu/en/bach-subways-mini-festival-0