Friday, January 4, 7:30 p.m. Cellist Erik Anderson presents a unique evening of performance and conversation. With the music of Bach’s cello suites as the starting point, Erik guides the audience through a discussion of music, with music choices determined by the subject and nature of questions. Listen to the most recent BachNotes podcast toContinue reading “Erik Anderson in Recital”
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Bach Vespers for Advent
Sunday, December 2, 2018 5:00 p.m. BWV 62 – Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland The Bach Ensemble and Choir kick-off the holiday season with a performance of Bach’s greatest work for Advent, BWV 62 Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (“Savior of the Nations, Come”). Just as December is a time for folks to prepare for theContinue reading “Bach Vespers for Advent”
Bach is Back.
A New Season of Vespers The Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas will begin a new season of Vespers services on Sunday, October 7 at 5:00 p.m. as they present J. S. Bach sacred cantata Jesu, der du meine Seele (“Jesus, you have freed my spirit”), BWV 78 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Terrace Park. The EnsembleContinue reading “Bach is Back.”
The B.E.S.T. in Concert
Historic Music in a Historic Venue PURCHASE TICKETS HERE The Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas presents a concert of Baroque gems in the historic Sorg Opera House in Middletown, Ohio, on Friday, October 5 at 8:00 p.m. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the continuing restoration of the theatre. Artists of the B.E.S.T., including sopranoContinue reading “The B.E.S.T. in Concert”
Updates to our 2018-2019 Schedule!
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.
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 Easter
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”
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”