The Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas, under the direction of Carlton Monroe, will perform J. S. Bach’s cantata Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben, BWV 77, as part of the Bach Vespers service at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Sunday, May 5, 5:00 p.m. The performance will feature the Bach Choir, a 12-voice ensemble of … Continue reading Bach Vespers – May 5, 2019
This Sunday, April 14, the Bach Ensemble will perform Bach’s Cantata 159, Sehet, Wir gehn hinauf gen Jesrusalem as part of a Bach Vespers service at 5pm at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Bach was not an opera composer, but cantata 159 has the drama, narrative, and characters of a great baroque opera. It is a fairly … Continue reading Bach Vespers for Palm Sunday
We had some changes to our Vespers and concert schedule for 2018-2019. Be sure to visit our season listing to see the most current version of our calendar.
CONCERT: BEST AT THE SORG Friday, October 5, 2018, 8:00pm Sorg Opera House, Middletown, Ohio Baroque Chamber Works by Scarlatti, Handel, and Bach BACH VESPERS Sunday, October 7, 2018, 5:00pm Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78 BACH VESPERS FOR ALL SAINTS' Sunday, November 4, 2018, 5:00pm O Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht, BWV 118 … Continue reading A New Season of Bach!
The last Bach Vespers of our 2018-2019 season will be on Sunday, May 27 at 5:00 p.m., when the Bach Choir & Ensemble sing J. S. Bach’s Cantata 194, Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest (“Welcome Joyous Festal Day”). This monumental work was written for Trinity Sunday and is an amazingly demanding work for vocalists and instrumentalists. Our soloists … Continue reading Bach and Brews!
The May Festival Youth Chorus, under the leadership of James Bagwell, will join the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas for a Easter Bach Vespers on Sunday, April 22, 5:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church The MFYC will sing a choral prelude to the service, and will join with the BEST in presenting J. S. … Continue reading Bach Vespers for Easter
The Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas will present a unique work by J. S. Bach on Sunday, March 25, 5:00 p.m. as part of their monthly Bach Vespers service. Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater is one of the crown jewels of baroque sacred music, and Bach appreciated it enough to make his own arrangement with changes to help … Continue reading Bach Vespers for Palm Sunday
Bach Vespers in February Sunday, February 18, 5:00 p.m. pre-Vespers Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Bach: Cantata 93, Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten Vivaldi: Oboe Concerto in A minor, RV 461 St. Thomas Episcopal Church 100 Miami Avenue Terrace Park, Ohio During Bach’s tenure in Leipzig, he wrote no cantatas for the season of Lent, … Continue reading Bach Vespers for Lent, Feb. 18
Celebrate the New Year with the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas! The next Bach Vespers on Sunday, January 14 will feature a performance of Bach's Cantata 21: Jesu, nun sei gepreiset (Jesus, Now Be Praised), a festive cantata with trumpets, strings, and timpani celebrating the conclusion of a happy, healthy year and the hope of blessings in … Continue reading Ring in the New Year with Bach Vespers