A Subway concerto to brighten your Saturday

Musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland are going underground to entertain city centre commuters at St Enoch Subway station on Saturday 21 March.

In celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 330th birthday, we are teaming up with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to present Bach in the (Glasgow) Subway 2015.

RCS talented young musicians will bring some drama and culture to travelers’ mid-morning commute. Starting from 10am until midday, students hope to reach a wide and varied audience of people out enjoying their Saturday, with their renditions of Bach.

Originating in New York, Bach in the Subways has grown into an international celebration of Bach and the sharing of his music. Since 2011 musicians across the world including; Venice, Singapore, Seoul, Budapest, Tokyo, across the USA and Toronto have performed Bach for free in subways and public spaces to celebrate Bach’s birthday.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist of the Baroque Era. Bach composed towering masterpieces in every major Baroque genre: sonatas, concertos, suites and cantatas, as well as innumerable keyboard, organ and choral works. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.

SPT Senior Director Charles Hoskins said:

“We’re delighted to be supporting this event. It’s amazing to think that subways around the globe will be serenading passengers with some delightful classical music all on the same day. We hope passengers enjoy it in the modern surroundings of our new St. Enoch station and it brightens their weekend journey.”