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In 2006, the J.S. Bach Foundation began performing the entire vocal oeuvre of J.S. Bach, with all concerts held in the picturesque canton of Appenzell. With a cantata concert generally held once a month, it is expected that our cultural endeavour will be concluded in 2030. The concert recordings are released on our streaming platform, as an MP3 download, and on DVD and CD. The biennial festival “Appenzeller Bachtage” took place for the first time in 2014: this new cultural project is further evidence of the Foundation’s undertaking to foster cultural life in Eastern Switzerland – while capturing the attention of the rest of the world.

Our demanding concert schedule is made possible by the significant financial support of private individuals (Foundation fellows, patrons, friends) who contribute in large and small, and who share our great passion for the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. In addition to helping us meet our financial requirements, we believe every donation is a confirmation that our musical endeavour occupies an important place in the cultural life of the region – and beyond. Here is how you can support us:

Correspondence address


Friends, single membership CHF 100.00/year
Friends, dual membership CHF 150.00/year

As a Friend, you can purchase all Foundation publications at special subscription rates for one month after the date of release.


Patrons, single membership from CHF 300.00/year
Patrons, dual membership from CHF 500.00/year

As a Patron, you receive invitations to extra concerts given by the J.S. Bach Foundation. You can purchase the Foundation’s publications at special subscription rates for one month after the date of release.


From CHF 10,000.00

As a Benefactor, you assume the entire costs for, or finance a part of, a specific project (e.g. an information event, the fee for special guests, a publication, a guest concert, etc.)
You profit from special offers related to the project supported.

Foundation Fellows

From CHF 100,000.00

You support the Foundation’s general activities or finance large projects (e.g. the Magnificat or the St Matthew Passion).
As a token of our appreciation, Foundation Fellows receive free entry, including seat reservation, to all Foundation events.
You receive all Foundation publications (DVDs, CDs, Bach anthology) free of charge.
The Foundation provides all donors with a receipt for tax purposes. On request, Fellows receive a copy of the Foundation’s annual report and financial statements.

The names of all Fellows, Benefactors, Patrons and Friends of the Foundation are given special mention in the Foundation’s portrait and in the annual report (unless you make an express request to the contrary).

Financial support

You can support us also without membership. We are therefore grateful for all donations big and small.

Bank details

J.S. Bach-Stiftung
Museumstrasse 1
P.O. Box 328
9004 St. Gallen

IBAN: CH73 0900 0000 8558 5738 0
PostFinance AG

Purpose of payment: Support

Contributions are tax-deductible for all residents of Switzerland. If you would like a donation receipt for your contribution, please send us an e-mail to

Contributions are also deductible for residents of Germany. Please send your payment to the «Förderverein Kuratorium J. S. Bach-Stiftung e.V.»:

Bank details

Förderverein Kuratorium J. S. Bach-Stiftung e.V. 
Belgradstr. 43
80796 Munich

IBAN: DE70 7002 0270 0015 4171 28
UniCredit Bank AG

The initiator of the association, Prof. Dr. Ekkehart Reinelt, is a member of the Board of the International J.S. Bach Foundation Zurich. You are welcome to contact him directly:

Thank you in advance for your support!

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