Who We Are
The Colorado Bach Ensemble is dedicated to performing and promoting the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries with a special focus on Bach’s vocal masterpieces. Under the guidance of its artistic director, James Kim, the Colorado Bach Ensemble’s mission is to study and perform Bach’s music in the spirit and with the grace of the Baroque style, to grow the audience for Bach’s music through concerts, recording, and tours, and to cultivate a deep appreciation for Bach’s music through engaging educational programs.
As the artistic director of the Colorado Bach Ensemble,James Kimhas dedicated himself to performing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries at the highest artistic level for American audiences. He has studied and worked with some of the greatest Bach interpreters of our time, such as Phillipe Herreweghe and Helmuth Rilling, with whom he spent two years in Stuttgart, Germany. Building on the rich history of Bach scholarship and performance, James Kim brings his own approach and commitment to the music he performs in Colorado. A recent review captures Kim’s desire to perform and teach the music of Bach: “James Kim is one of the few conductors that I have ever known who has the stamina and courage to present a lecture concert… I am sure that this is extremely useful for the members of the audience at large who might not have been trained musicians. I know they appreciated it for they gave The Colorado Bach Ensemble a standing ovation. Both the lecture and the performance were superb.”
James Kim is also the Director of Choral Activities at Colorado State University.
An introduction to the Colorado Bach Ensemble, a professional ensemble of orchestra, chorus and soloists, conducted by Dr. James Kim.