Celebrate the 2017 Reformation anniversary with…

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Bach and Sons is

  • the incredible organ music of Johann Sebastian Bach from the sublime to the grand
  • intriguing stories of the Bach family and the rich life they led
  • amazing visuals taking you to Bach’s Germany
  • live camera projection from not one but five cameras bringing the work of the organist to life on the screen
  • a cinematic-sized screen giving every audience member a front-row seat
  • available for your audience.  Contact Jeannine Jordan at jeannine@bachandsons.com
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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist, and David Jordan, media artist, are the creators and performers of three organ and multi-media concert experiences, Around the World in 80 Minutes, Bach and Sons, and From Sea to Shining Sea.  Contact Dr. Jordan at jeannine@promotionmusic.org for information.

 

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Celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

Bach and Sons is a perfect concert for celebrating
the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

Bach and Sons

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist, and David Jordan, media artist, are the creators and performers of three organ and multi-media concert experiences, Around the World in 80 Minutes, Bach and Sons, and From Sea to Shining Sea.  Contact Dr. Jordan at jeannine@promotionmusic.org for information.

 

Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

What a grand time we had at Zion Lutheran Church in  Wausau, Wisconsin sharing Bach and Sons on Sunday, October 2, 2016.  Kantor Irene Beethe was a wonderful host. The church began their year-long celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation with our world renown organ and multi-media concert experience.  A large and appreciative audience enjoyed the story of Bach, sometimes referred to as the “Fifth Evangelist.”

How is Johann Sebastian Bach connected to Luther?  Even though Bach was born more than a century after Luther’s death, Bach was a passionate Lutheran whose worship and beliefs inspired some of the world’s finest sacred organ and choral music.  This is exactly in line with Luther’s dreams for the church, having himself introduced the idea that worship should be essentially musical. Among Bach’s greatest works are his Mass in B minor, the St. Matthew Passion, Cantata No. 140, the Magnificat in D major, the St. John Passion, and of course Cantata No. 80, which was based on Luther’s own words and is now known around the world as “A mighty fortress is our God” (or: “Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott”).

Bach and Sons presents the story of Bach and his family — their dreams, their lives, their work and their passions — through narration, great organ music superbly performed by Dr. Jeannine Jordan, and stunning visuals created by David Jordan that not only take you to Bach’s Germany, but allow you to see an organist at work.  A not-to-be-missed concert experience.

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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist and David Jordan, media specialist are the owners of Pro-Motion Music and the creators of three  organ and multi-media concert experiences including Bach and Sons.  To learn more visit http://www.promotionmusic.org.

How will you celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Why not celebrate this monumentally important date with a performance of Bach and Sons?  This live organ and multi-media concert experience created and performed by organist, Dr. Jeannine Jordan and media artist David Jordan, presents the story and music of the greatest musician of all time, Johann Sebastian Bach.  Bach’s music brings to life the reality of the Reformation with power, majesty, and glory.

Contact Dr. Jeannine Jordan today to schedule this intriguing audience-engaging live concert event at jeannine@bachandsons.com

Why Bach?

Why do we love the music of the great Baroque master Johann Sebastian Bach?

His compositions exhibit mathematical precision

The passionate cry of his soul infuses his music

His music is calming, hypnotic, meditative, inspiring and, above all, consoling

There’s a bigness, an optimistic complexity and relish about Bach’s music

His music is comforting

It is intelligent music

It is scientific yet spontaneous music

His music is about the love of God

His music gives faith a physical form

The music is a strange mixture of the meta-physical and the spiritual

His music is an extraordinary mixture of intense organization and great lyrical beauty.
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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist, and her husband, David Jordan, media-artist are the creators and performers of the organ and multi-media concert experiences, Around the World in 80 Minutes, Bach and Sons, and From Sea to Shining Sea.

How Will You Celebrate JS Bach’s Birthday

Johann Sebastian Bach’s 331st Birthday is on March 21st.  How will you celebrate?

Will you —

Perform
your favorite Bach works?

Listen
to your favorite Bach repertoire?

Read
a Bach biography?

Watch
a YouTube video of others performing the music of Bach?

Attend
a performance of Bach’s music?

Enjoy the celebration!
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Dr. Jeannine and David Jordan are the creators and performers of the unique audience-engaging organ and multi-media concert experience, Bach and Sons.

 

Why Bach and Sons is a Great Concert for Today’s Audience

62% of today’s audience is visual.  To reach them they need “to see” what is happening.  Bach and Sons makes sure every seat in the venue is a front row seat!

Research for the music and stories provides an accurate and informative background, assuring a quality event.

All computers, cameras, lights, and costumes are brought with us for the event making it simple for the presenting association.

What makes Bach and Sons so different?  The concert is performed in a story format, instantly engaging the audience.

To discover more visit www.bachandsons.com or contact Dr. Jeannine Jordan at jeannine@bachandsons.com

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What Will You Do for JS Bach’s Birthday?

Isn’t it time to party with an exciting one-of-a-kind organ and multi-media concert experience to celebrate the birthday of the greatest composer of all time?

Yes! Yes it is!

Bach and Sons, the cutting-edge concert experience created and performed by Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist, and David Jordan, media artist, bring the story of JS Bach and his family to life for you and your audience.

You’ll hear the glorious organ music of Johann Sebastian and his sons.  You’ll hear the story of the family as narrated by the women important in the Bach household.  You’ll see the places the Bachs lived and worked.  You’ll experience what it is to play the organ through real-time projection of Dr. Jordan’s playing.

To help your community celebrate Bach’s birthday in grand style, contact Dr. Jeannine Jordan at jeannine@bachandsons.com or 541-905-0108.

The Legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach

As musicians we are blessed with many great legacies that influence us today.

Let me share an amazing legacy with you.

Orphaned at 10, he and his younger brother walked 30 miles to live with their older brother for two years. He then needed to move on because his older brother and wife were expecting yet another baby. From the age of 12 he made his way on his own, singing in church choirs, playing music as a street musician.  Determined, persistent.

He did not have a formal education but learned composition by “reverse engineering” music scores. Needless to say, he was pretty intelligent, and independent.

It was expected in his country that once you were selected as organist for a church, you would stay there your entire life. He didn’t. He went on to several different positions and butted heads with much of the leadership of towns, churches, courts, and choirs. Patience was not one of his virtues.

He had one job interview that promised fame, comfort, money, and security. One catch: he would have had to marry the boss’s daughter. Okay, well…he walked 200 miles back home to work out plan B.

He was 18 years old when he landed his first choir job and had choir boys older than himself. He ended up in a street brawl with one of them,  a bassoonist, and allegedly drew his sword and cut the vest of his opponent to shreds.

One of the things he did throughout his career was focus on creating glorious music for the church and court. There is no indication that he was hoping for some kind of legacy that would live on forever. He was doing his job. Competitive? I would guess. But consumed with leaving a legacy? No, just truly absorbed with doing his job really well. And his focus was certainly Soli Deo Gloria.

Yes, Johann Sebastian Bach left what we consider a substantial legacy of highly intelligent instrumental music, oratorios, motets, and dedication to his art, and  well, you know: Soli Deo Gloria.

Most of his legacy is the great music we enjoy, some of his legacy is the tattered vest of the bassoonist.

When he died, his music was on the wane in deference for more “singable” popular music. Hmm. But there was truth and a  foundation in his music that has driven and inspired us for centuries.
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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist and David Jordan, media specialist are the creators and performers of the audience-engaging organ and multi-media concert experience, Bach and Sons.  To bring this concert experience to your city, Contact Dr. Jordan at jeannine@bachandsons.com