Henkell Family Fund


Australian Bach Society

The Australian Bach Society Inc. was founded in November 2011 as initiative of the German Lutheran Trinity Church East Melbourne to provide a platform for ‘Bach@Trinity2012 – An International Bachfest’, which is celebrated as part of the international event ‘Reformation and Music’.

The mission is to cultivate and disseminate a local appreciation of the music of J.S. Bach, his family and contemporaries, as well as sacred/classical music in general by arranging performances, lectures and other activities.

The Australian Bach Society pursues the following objectives:

  • Develop appealing concert programs for our patrons with musicians from Australia and abroad
  • Support talented young musicians in various ways
  • Facilitate the musical relationship between Melbourne and Leipzig and exchange programs
  • Explore suitable options, programs and partnerships concerning ‘Bach for kids’
  • Work with academics on related issues
  • Hold public lectures and seminars on related issues
  • Facilitate international Bach networking.

Cultural Support

Abbotsford Convent
Australian Bach Society
Australian International Opera Awards
Australian National Academy Of Music
Australian Youth Orchestra
Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust
Lieder Society of Victoria
Lyric Opera
Melbourne Bach Choir
Melbourne Opera Company
Melbourne Recital Centre
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Mietta Song Award
More Than Opera Ltd.
MTO German-Australian Opera Grant
Opera Australia
Opera Foundation Australia
Opera Scholars Australia
Opera Studio Melbourne
Opera Society
Orchestra Victoria
Royal Melbourne Philharmonic
The Arts Centre
The Wagner Society
Victorian Opera
3MBS (Classic Radio)

German Australian Community Support

Deutsche Schule Melbourne
German-Australian Welfare Society
German Lutheran Trinity Church

Hardship Relief

CanTeen (Supporting Young People Living with Cancer)
Martin Luther Homes (Aged Care)
Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
Tabulam & Templer Homes (Aged Care)
The Lost Dogs' Home
Very Special Kids