Share the joy of bringing first-class entertainment to the sophisticated audiences of your community by scheduling a performance of the intriguing organ and multi-media concert experience, Bach and Sons. Created and performed by Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist and David Jordan, media artist, Bach and Sons shares the story of Johann Sebastian Bach and his family in a unique and engaging fashion. Contact Jeannine Jordan at 541-905-0108 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to share ideas for making a performance of this one-of-a-kind concert experience a reality in your community.
All of Bach is a new website dedicated to the musical genius of Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach wrote 1080 compositions during his lifetime. And now thanks to the new and certainly ambitious All of Bach web site, you can eventually watch the Netherlands Bach Society (founded in 1921) perform each and every one of those compositions. The site features 19 performances so far, which means there’s only another 1061 to go. A new Bach recording will go live every Friday. So you mark your calendars and check in weekly for the next 20 years.
Incredible project! Incredible resource! Incredible music! Thank you Netherlands Bach Society!
Dr. Jeannine Jordan, creator and performer of Bach and Sons, organ and multi-media concert experience
If you love the organ music of JS Bach, you probably want to share his music and this incredible instrument with the world. But what can one person do to give others the opportunity to know and love the classical organ and its repertoire as you do? What are some ways you might introduce the world of the classical organ to someone who may never have heard such as instrument?
- Read books and articles about Bach and the world of the organ and share your knowledge. Share not only your knowledge, but also the reason you are interested in this remarkable instrument with your spouse, with a friend, or with a church member. Show them photos of great organs, give them a bit of history (after all the organ is one of the oldest instruments in existence), and always share your enthusiasm!
- Encourage a church or organization to host an organ event. An organ concert or an event, which features the organ as part of an organ and media show (such as Bach and Sons presented by Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist with David Jordan, media artist), is an excellent way to showcase the organ and tell the story of Bach and his family.
- Give an Organ Activity Book to a child and work through it with them. Organ Activity Books (Wayne Leupold publisher) introduce the organ to children through stories, coloring and activity pages, and listening examples in conjunction with a visit to a local organ. Sharing your enthusiasm about the organ through creative stories and activities helps a young person see the organ in a positive marvelous context from their first introduction. For that young person, the organ will never be just something heard only at church or funerals. You will have planted a seed for the world of the organ.
- Visit websites such as Bach and Sons and Pro-Motion Music to find a wealth of organ related information. On sites dedicated to the organ, you will find not only concert listings, YouTube videos, CDs, DVDs, music, and books. You will also find links to other organ sites, blogs full of interesting information about organists sharing their work in the organ world, and forums to discuss organ building, organ repertoire, and any other organ topic you can imagine.
Dedicate yourself to sharing the organ world and JS Bach with those non-organists who are in your world. Sharing your enthusiasm today about the “King of Instruments” and the music of JS Bach will possibly one day create for the world a new concert organist.