The Bach Society Houston was founded in 1982, and its principal mission is to present exemplary, historically-informed professional performances of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, his predecessors, contemporaries, and successors who were influenced by Bach and constitute his legacy. It has a unique position among Houston's musical organizations, maintaining its own professional performing ensemble (the Bach Choir), but also presenting performances by guest ensembles and soloists. In 2003, Albert LeDoux was engaged as Artistic Director.
The Bach Society has been described as a "jewel of the Houston arts and music scene." It has built an international reputation as a cultural organization and has served as a musical ambassador of Houston and the United States through cooperation with the German, Swedish, and Danish consulates, the Czech Cultural Center, and the Houston-Leipzig Sister City Association. Excerpts from the Bach Society's concerts are broadcast regularly on Houston's classical radio station KUHA 91.7 FM.