Bach Vespers – September 22, 2019

To understand is to tremble. -Harold Brodkey Herr, Gehe Nicht Ins Gericht mit Deinem Knecht, BWV 105 – J. S. Bach The power of awe is at the heart of the first cantata of the Bach Ensemble’s 2019-2020 season of Vespers services. Cantata 105 was first performed in 1723 in Leipzig, Germany, but it stillContinue reading “Bach Vespers – September 22, 2019”

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”

The B.E.S.T. in Concert!

Basilica Concert – Sunday, March 24, 3pm The Parish Choir and Choristers of St. Thomas will join with the Bach Ensemble in presenting a concert at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, Kentucky on March 24 at 3:00 p.m. The concert is part of the Cathedral’s Concert Series and will be part ofContinue reading “The B.E.S.T. in Concert!”

Young Artist Recital, Feb. 1

The Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas presents the first Young Artist Recital as part of the 2019 Midwinter Festival on Friday, February 1, 7:30pm in the St. Thomas Parish Hall. The recital will feature three young artists–Amanda Olea, soprano, Ryan Montgomery, tenor, and Hayden Smith, baritone–in a program of operatic arias, art songs, and aContinue reading “Young Artist Recital, Feb. 1”