The most important idea behind Bach in the Subways has always been to bring live Bach, and by extension classical music, to as many people as possible, especially those who would not normally hear it.https://bachinthesubways.org/history-mission/
We first became involved with the Bach in the Subways movement in 2015, when we took a group of students to do a flash mob at the Edmonton Downtown Farmer’s Market and then played at the underground LRT station at City Hall. Since then, we have tried (with some unavoidable interruptions due to the COVID pandemic) to make this a yearly event in our studio. This event aligns with our philosophy of creating events where teaching artists, who are professional performers, play along with students.
Bach in the Subways 2023:
Thursday March 23 at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The plan is to do a quick Bach flashmob at the LRT station outside the mall (weather and construction permitting)and then to move inside to play in the gallery.
Previous Bach in the Subways events:
March 23, 2019:
There is no subway station in our neighbourhood, but there is a new LRT station under construction! TransEd gave us permission to play some Bach on the actual construction site.
After a minuet or two, we moved into the Bonnie Doon shopping mall for a flashmob and more music at the LRT presentation centre.
Mr. Bach arrived to join us:
And we finished with everyone playing all together:
See us on Global News at:
Scroll forward to 10:36 in the clip to find the segment on our 2019 Bach in the Subways event.