The Sacramento Choral Calendar

 

American Bach Soloists


Event
Bach's Motets for Double Chorus
Description: Program includes: (1) Bach: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, (2) Bach: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, (3) Bach: Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, (4) Bach: Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle WeltI, (5) Bach: Komm, Jesu, komm… and others.

"Among the most compelling and mysterious of Bach’s sacred works are his motets for double chorus. Composed for special occasions, these mesmerizing and ethereal works rely on the human voice, in its multifaceted splendor, to provide the color palette, melodic movement, harmonic textures, and, of course, the message of the text. Thomas and the American Bach Choir left the audience breathless when they last performed Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied and Fürchte dich nicht at the 2012 Berkeley Festival & Exhibition. This presentation of Bach’s motets, including some frequently overlooked works only recently attributed to Bach, promises to be a banquet of sublime vocalism.

"One hour prior to our performances in February through May 2017, enjoy a free and informative lecture given by musicologist and conductor Victor Gavenda, an accomplished scholar who will share his insights about the music, the composers, and the experience of hearing great music from the Baroque era performed to the highest standards."

Performance venue Davis Community Church, 412 C St., Davis
Dates / Times Monday evening, Apr. 3, 7:00 p.m.
Tickets $33 to $85
Website www.americanbach.org
Contact information info@americanbach.org or 415/621-7900
Reviews Click here to find reviews of earlier performances.

 


Event
Handel's La Resurrezione
Description: "Composed and first performed during his youthful sojourn in Rome, Handel’s 1708 work is a marvel of creative power and imagination. La Resurrezione, a truly operatic oratorio, scandalized the Vatican (opera was prohibited in Rome by Papal edict at the time) yet assured Handel’s place as the new master of Italian operatic style. Heaven and Hell—embodied in Lucifer and an Angel—battle for supremacy on earth through this dramatic telling of the emotions and convictions of Mary Magdalene, Mary Cleophas, and John the Evangelist. The score demands bravura performances from singers and instrumentalists alike. Jeffrey Thomas conducts an outstanding cast of leading Handelians in this early example of the composer’s brilliance

"One hour prior to our performances in February through May 2017, enjoy a free and informative lecture given by musicologist and conductor Victor Gavenda, an accomplished scholar who will share his insights about the music, the composers, and the experience of hearing great music from the Baroque era performed to the highest standards."

Performance venue Davis Community Church, 412 C St., Davis
Dates / Times Monday evening, May 8, 7:00 p.m.
Tickets $33 to $85
Website www.americanbach.org
Contact information info@americanbach.org or 415/621-7900
Reviews Click here to find reviews of earlier performances.

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