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BEST Presents World Premiere

The Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas and St. Thomas Episcopal Church will offer the final Bach Vespers of the 2014-2015 season on Sunday, May 10, at 6pm. The service will feature a world premiere of Sing Unto the Lord A New Song, a new cantata by Composer-in-Residence Dr. Douglas Pew. Soprano Alisa Jordheim and alto Kate Tombaugh will be the soloists, and Dwight Parry, principal oboist of the Cincinnati Symphony will perform Marcello’s Concerto for Oboe as a prelude to the service.

The Bach Ensemble will also announce plans for it’s 2015-2016 season, which will mark the fifth year of presenting in the sacred cantatas of Bach in the context for which they were composed.

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Bach Vespers, April 26

The combined choirs of St. Thomas Episcopal Church and Christ Church Cathedral will present J. S. Bach’s Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV 100 as part of the April Bach Vespers at St. Thomas on Sunday, April 26 at 6pm.

The Bach Ensemble at St. Thomas, under the direction of Carlton Monroe, will be joined by the Parish Choir and Choristers of St. Thomas Episcopal Church and the Christ Church Cathedral Choir. They will present this spirited cantata by Bach along with music of German Baroque master Heinrich Schütz and Russian Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov as part of an evening worship service.

Vocal soloists include soprano Melissa Harvey, alto Adria Caffaro, tenor Tony Burdette and bass Jonathan Cooper. Trumpeter Douglas Lindsay of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will play baroque trumpet marches by G. F. Handel as prelude and postlude to the service.

The Cathedral Choir appears on this program in support of St. Thomas’ Organ Project. Proceeds from a collection taken during the service will go to the church’s fundraising efforts for a new organ.