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 composed … Continue 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 a … Continue 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 us … Continue reading Bach Vespers – November 24, 2019

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 still … Continue reading Bach Vespers – September 22, 2019