Bach
Concerts Ghent

St. Nicholas Church, Ghent

The Bach Concerts are a new concert series in the St. Nicholas Church in the heart of Ghent. Come and enjoy a unique program every third Saturday of the month at 5 p.m. showcasing the monumental repertoire of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Update 28/10/2020

Due to the latest restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the concert on November 21 will not be open to a live audience in the church and will instead be livestreamed.

Why Bach Concerts Ghent?

Bach Concerts Ghent was founded to promote the restoration of the world-famous Cavaillé-Coll organ in the Saint Nicholas church. This organ is currently in a very poor condition and has not been playable for years. A major restoration is desperately needed. With the concert series, we wish to increase the attention and support for the restoration of the instrument. This valuable gem has been silent for 60 years now, and more than ever we want to break this silence.

Why Bach?

It should come as no surprise that this well-known composer was chosen. The neo-Baroque Flentrop organ from 1973-1974, which was purchased by the Friends of Saint Nicholas Church in 2006, lends itself perfectly to the performance of the composer's work. But the link continues. Many of Bach's great organ works could only be performed in Ghent for the first time - especially because of the required number of pedals - thanks to the magnificent Cavaillé-Coll organ.

21 November: Paul De Maeyer

(livestream)

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The Flentrop Organ

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The
Cavaillé-Coll Organ

The Cavaillé-Coll organ in the Saint Nicholas Church is
one of the finest instruments that Aristide Cavaillé-Coll ever built.