A Message from the Artistic Director

November 28, 2022 Dear friends of the Bach Ensemble, Performing the sacred cantatas of J. S. Bach requires having highly trained and capable musicians. If you’ve attended a Bach Vespers, you have witnessed firsthand what creative and talented artists we have in the Bach Ensemble. Month after month they come together and learn the incrediblyContinue reading “A Message from the Artistic Director”

Introducing Seven Hills Baroque!

Ensemble-in-Residence at St. Thomas In conjunction with the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas IN CONCERTSunday, April 11, 5:00 p.m.Link to view performance: https://youtu.be/toizwSQMvYk The Bach Ensemble is proud to introduce you to Cincinnati’s newest early music ensemble, Seven Hills Baroque. Dedicated to historically informed performances, the 7HB features some of our areas most talented musicians. We hopeContinue reading “Introducing Seven Hills Baroque!”

Events – 2021

Back to Bach! A Conversation and Recital Erik Anderson, celloSunday, February 21, 5:00 p.m.Via Zoom (register to attend here) Cellist and BEST friend Erik Anderson returns for another invigorating afternoon of conversation and great music. Using the music of J. S. Bach as a backdrop, Erik leads a fascinating discussion, encouraging comments and questions fromContinue reading “Events – 2021”

Bach Vespers for March 15 CANCELLED

The Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas is sorry to announce that this Sunday’s Bach Vespers service has been cancelled, due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We do so with heavy hearts, as we recognize that in difficult times art can bring comfort and inspiration to us all. But given the concerns about gatherings ofContinue reading “Bach Vespers for March 15 CANCELLED”

Bach Vespers – February 9, 2020

  My vessel of sorrow is completely filled up with tears Sunday, February 9, 5:00 p.m. The Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas will perform J. S. Bach’s Cantata 13 “My Sighs, My Tears” as part of the Bach Vespers service on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Although composedContinue reading “Bach Vespers – February 9, 2020”

Recital: Erik Anderson, cello

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 7:30pm The Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas welcomes back cellist Erik Anderson for an evening of stimulating conversation and exquisite music making on Friday, January 10 at 7:30pm at St. Thomas. Erik is joined by B.E.S.T. Artistic Director Carlton Monroe and this season’s Young Artists Hayley Maloney, Kate Gardin, and Mish Eusebio.Continue reading “Recital: Erik Anderson, cello”

Bach Vespers – December 8, 2019

I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness. Sunday, December 8, 5:00 p.m. The Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas presents a Baroque gem, Bach’s Cantata 132, Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn (“Prepare the way, prepare the roads”) on Sunday, December 8, at 5:00pm at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Cantata 132 is aContinue reading “Bach Vespers – December 8, 2019”

Bach Vespers – November 24, 2019

Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides. -Lao Tzu Two cantatas, and two perspectives. The May Festival Youth Chorus joins with the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas to present two cantatas, composed nearly three hundred years ago, that resonant with the same questions that we face today. Join usContinue reading “Bach Vespers – November 24, 2019”

Bach Vespers – October 20, 2019

We are Storytellers. Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen, BWV 49 – J. S. Bach The story of a wedding is at the heart of Bach’s Cantata 49, Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen, which the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas will perform on Sunday, October 20 at 5:00pm as part of a Bach Vespers service.Continue reading “Bach Vespers – October 20, 2019”