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

Inspiration

Recently David and I had the privilege to attend several Bach events during the Salem, Oregon residency of world-renowned Bach scholar and conductor, Helmuth Rilling.  Herr Rilling is one of the foremost authorities in the performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s choral works.  His insights and erudite examples served to bring to life two of Bach’s magnificent cantatas, “Ein feste burg” and “Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben.”  Under the direction of Herr Rilling, the Willamette Master Chorus of Salem, Oregon presented a memorable evening of the glory of Bach’s music.

In a lecture on the “Spirituality of Bach’s Music” presented by Herr Rilling, the letters “JJ” often written on the top of the first page of a composition and the phrase “Soli deo gloria” were discussed.  The letters “JJ,” an abbreviation for the Latin text, “Jesu juva” were for Bach a prayer, “Jesus Help” as I write this composition showing your glory.  Bach ended his compositions with the Latin phrase, “Soli deo gloria” or “To the Glory of God Alone” as a prayer of thanksgiving to his God.

Nothing is more inspiring than the glorious music of Johann Sebastian Bach interpreted and conducted by a master.

 

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.

 

What is the Bach and Sons Organ and Multi-Media Concert Experience?

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The fascination of Bach and Sons
is the blending of various artistic elements into one story.

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The historically informed organ performance of Dr. Jeannine Jordan, who also continually weaves the story together through the narrative of the women in Bach’s life, creates an experience that you will remember forever.

Creating the "magic" of Bach and Sons

Live projection on a large screen tells the stories and showcases the organ music against a continuously changing backdrop of creative visuals by David Jordan.

You will travel with Bach and his sons through the trials and tribulations of the challenging life they shared and you will gain insight into the human being, Johann Sebastian Bach, and what he went through to create the music he made.

Visit www.bachandsons.com to discover the details of this
fascinating concert experience.

bss logo reflected for slide showDr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist, and David Jordan, media specialist are the creators and performers of two organ and multi-media concert experiences,
Bach and Sons and From Sea to Shining Sea. 
To share one of these unique experiences with your community,
please contact Dr. Jordan at jeannine@promotionmusic.org.

Enthusiastic Audience is Thrilled by Bach and Sons at the BYU Summer Organ Workshop

An audience of over 300 were thrilled with Dr. Jeannine and David Jordan’s performance of Bach and Sons, their innovative organ and multi-media concert experience, on Tuesday evening, August 4th, 2015 at Madsen Hall on the Brigham Young University campus.  Bach and Sons was presented as the opening concert of the 2015 BYU Summer Organ Workshop.

The fascination of Bach and Sons is the blending of various artistic elements into one story. The audience was instantly engaged in the story of Johann Sebastian Bach and his family.  The historically informed organ performance of Dr. Jeannine Jordan, who also wove the story together through the narrative of the women in Bach’s life, created an experience that immersed the audience in the story and provided a memorable concert experience.

Live projection on a large cinematic-sized screen moved the story forward visually and showcased the organ music against a continuously changing backdrop of creative visuals by David Jordan. The audience traveled with Bach and his sons through the trials and tribulations of the challenging life they shared and gained insight into the human being and what he went through to create the music he made.

Visit www.bachandsons.com to learn more of this fascinating audience-engaging concert experience by co-creators and performers, David Jordan, media artist with concert organist, Dr. Jeannine Jordan.

The Bach and Sons Performance Calendar

Bach and Sons organ and media event created and presented by
Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and David Jordan, media artist

Sunday, October 2, 2016
Zion Lutheran Church
Wausau, Wisconsin
Organ Artist Series
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To schedule a performance in your area, please contact Dr. Jordan at jeannine@bachandsons.com

PAST BACH AND SONS EVENTS

Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah
2015 Summer Organ Workshop Recital Event

First United Methodist Church
Port Huron, Michigan
Festival Concert Series Event

First Congregational Church
Traverse City, Michigan
Mel Larimer Concert Series Event

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Largo, Florida
Art for Art’s Sake Concert Series Event

Trinity Lutheran Church
Klein, Texas
Trinity Concert Series Event

Bartholomaeuskirche
Dornheim, Germany
A Bach Wedding Church Concert Series Event
(Narration in German)

St. Gerogenkirche
Glauchau, Germany
The Music of Bach

Rodgers Instruments
Hillsboro, Oregon

The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan
Corvallis, Oregon
Sundays@3 Concert Series

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Des Peres, Missouri
Music at St. Paul’s Concert Series

United Methodist Church
Wooster, Ohio
A Music on Market Concert Series Event

St. John Lutheran Church
Salem, OR
A concert of the 2013 Region VIII American Guild of Organists Convention

First United Methodist Church
Moorestown, NJ
An American Guild of Organists Event

St. John Lutheran Church
Fort Wayne, IN
An American Guild of Organists Event

Manchester University
North Manchester, Indiana
A Convocation Series Event

First United Methodist Church
Warsaw, IN
A Rodeheaver Series Concert

St. Mark Lutheran Church
Omaha, Nebraska
St. Mark Concert Series

Ried, Austria
Stadpfarrkirche St. Peter und Paul
Inn4tler Sommer Fest Concert
WORLD PREMIER OF THE GERMAN VERSION OF BACH AND SONS
August 10, 2012

Tulsa, Oklahoma
St. John’s Episcopal Church
An American Guild of Organists Event

Newport, Oregon
First Presbyterian Church
An Music Teachers National Association Concert Event

Eureka, California
Christ Episcopal Church
Christ Church Concert Series

Camarillo, California
First United Methodist Church
Fine Arts Series and an American Guild of Organists Event

Salem, Oregon
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Evensong Concert Series

Pacific City, Oregon
Nestucca Valley Presbyterian Church
Pacific City Arts Association Concert

BACH AND SONS  WORLD PREMIER
Anchorage, Alaska
First Congregational Church
November 21, 2010

And now….on to the story of Johann Sebastian Bach and his amazing family.