Bach Vespers – May 5, 2019

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 ofContinue reading “Bach Vespers – May 5, 2019”

Bach Vespers for Palm Sunday

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 fairlyContinue reading “Bach Vespers for Palm Sunday”

A New Season of Bach!

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 118Continue reading “A New Season of Bach!”

Bach and Brews!

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 soloistsContinue reading “Bach and Brews!”

Bach Vespers for Palm Sunday

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 helpContinue reading “Bach Vespers for Palm Sunday”

Bach Vespers for Lent, Feb. 18

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”

Ring in the New Year with Bach Vespers

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 inContinue reading “Ring in the New Year with Bach Vespers”