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Special Event with the May Festival!

Special FREE Lecture with the May Festival!

LISTEN IN! BACH TO BASICS
Presenter | Matthew Swanson
Speaker | Prof. Douglas Easterling
Monday May 1st at 7:30pm

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
100 Miami Avenue
Terrace Park, OH 45174

Learn about why J.S. Bach composed hisB Minor Mass and why it is important to music history. Enjoy live musical examples performed by chamber musicians and mix and mingle with musicians at a post-talk reception. Click on the flyer to learn more!

Bach Vespers – May 7th at 5pm

May Bach Vespers

“Wo gehest du hin?” BWV 166 – J. S. Bach
Oboe Concerto in D Minor – Alessandro Marcello
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The Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas
Dwight Parry, Oboe
Carlton Monroe, Conductor
Vocal Soloists
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Join the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas and vocal soloists under Dr. Carlton Monroe for another evening exploring the incredible cantatas of J. S. Bach. This month we present the cantata “Wo gehest du hin?” BWV 166. This piece begins by posing the question, “Where are you heading?” and proceeds to answer it in a stirring and powerful musical setting. During the prelude to the service, we’ll also hear CSO principal Oboist, Dwight Parry, performing Alessandro Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in D Minor.
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Be sure to come early and hear more information about the piece at our Pre-Vespers Lectures at 4:30pm before each Vespers service, led by Xavier University’s Prof. Douglas Easterling.


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Dwight Parry, Principal Oboe with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

BEYOND BACH: Schütz, Johannes-Passion SWV 481

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE
April 14th at 7pm

This year during Holy Week, the Bach Choir will offer the splendid St. John Passion of Heinrich Schütz. Regarded as one of the most important composers of the 17th century, Schütz was arguably the most important German composer before Johann Sebastian Bach. A sung passion has been a part of the Good Friday liturgy since the Middle Ages, dating at least as early as the 8th century. Schütz composed his setting of the Passion according to St. John in Dresden in 1666, 350 years ago in 2016. Join the Bach Choir and soloists for powerful retelling of the Passion narrative.

For more information, contact Carlton Monroe at cmonroe@stthomasepiscopal.org.

3/12: Bach Vespers for Lent

Lenten Bach Vespers

Sunday, March 12th at 5pm

We invite you to join the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas and vocal soloists under Dr. Carlton Monroe for another evening exploring worship through lens of the incredible music of J. S. Bach. This month we present Cantata 131, Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir (“Out of the depths, I cry unto thee, Lord”). Written early in Bach’s musical career, Cantata 131 is a deeply reflective and emotional piece that is the perfect focus for a Holy Lenten season. Be sure to come early and hear more information about the piece at our Pre-Vespers Lectures at 4:30pm before each Vespers service, led by Xavier University’s Prof. Douglas Easterling.

Next Vespers Service: Sunday 2/12

BWV 18: Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt

“Just as the rain and snow fall from heaven”

We invite you to join the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas and vocal soloists under Dr. Carlton Monroe for another evening exploring worship through lens of the incredible music of J. S. Bach. We can’t wait to share more timeless music, today! Learn more about the music being performed at our new Pre-Vespers Lectures at 4:30pm preceding each service, led by Xavier University’s Prof. Douglas Easterling.

Bach Vespers for Epiphany

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Bach Vespers at St. Thomas
Sunday, January 15 at 5pm
“Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort” BWV 126

The Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas
Carlton Monroe, Conductor
Vocal Soloists

We invite you to join the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas and vocal soloists under Dr. Carlton Monroe for another evening exploring the eternal music of J. S. Bach. We can’t wait to share more timeless music, today!

Now featuring a Pre-Vespers Lecture at 4:30pm!
Led by Xavier University’s Douglas Easterling