About Us

Bach Akademie Charlotte's vision is to be the premier voice for Johann Sebastian Bach and the music of the Baroque era in the Charlotte region, and to bring international recognition to the community through the quality of our performances and instruction.

Arguably the world’s most famous musician, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) produced over 1,100 pieces of music in his lifetime, a legacy that continues to inspire musicians and audiences around the globe. A “Bach Akademie” is a German term, and indeed a tradition, for a collection of musical events and other activities focused on the study of Bach and his influence in his time and ours.

A historically informed performance is about more than simply using period instruments and tuning. It is an opportunity to revisit the original inspiration for the music and to present it in an engaging, vital performance that honors the composer’s intent—as we can best understand it. In doing so, we capture the sights and sounds of another age and introduce them afresh to our modern world.

Bach Akademie Charlotte is a professional 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting historically informed performances and to providing educational opportunities about Bach’s music.

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Areas of Focus

Our three primary areas of focus are:

Cantata Series

Charlotte Bach Festival

Emerging Artist Program


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Bach Akademie Charlotte is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.