International Fasch Society
WiekhausThe International Fasch Society Zerbst was founded in 1991. Its goals are twofold:

1) to research the lives of the Anhalt-Zerbst Kapellmeister Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688—1758) and of his son Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch (1736-1800), who was born in Zerbst and made a name for himself in music history by founding the Singakademie zu Berlin;
2) to popularize their neglected works by commissioning performing editions and organizing music festivals. The International Fasch Society contributes much to emphasize the importance of Central German Baroque Music in an international context. The "Freundeskreis J. F. Fasch" and later the "Arbeitskreis Johann Friedrich Fasch" in Zerbst and the Musicological Institute at the Kloster Michaelstein (Blankenburg/Harz) already promoted Fasch during the 1980s; the first Fasch Festival took place in 1983.


This year's "Fasch-Geselligkeit" will be taking place on Saturday, 11 October 2014, 7:30 pm - it will feature a wine tasting and the ensemble "Spanish Mode" at the Hotel "von Rephuns Garten" (doors open at 6:30 pm). Tickets: 25,00 , for sale at the Hotel "von Rephuns Garten" and at the Touristinformation Zerbst/Anhalt.

We look forward to your visit! For more information (in German), click here.


The 2014 Faschiana Newsletter was published in early August. Click here to download it. We hope you enjoy reading it and wish you a great summer!

The Thirteenth International Fasch Festival ("Musenhof Zerbst") will take place in Zerbst/Anhalt from 15-19 April 2015. Further details will be available in early fall 2014.

  • The last Executive Board meeting was held in July 2014.
  • Membership: Support the International Fasch Society by taking out a membership - you can download the application here.