Bach Society Houston opens with a festive Vespers in thanksgiving for coming together again after months of separation! Our Bach Choir and players will present Cantata 17 “Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich.” Vespers begins on October 17 at 5:00 p.m., and is followed by OKTOBERFEST, with food, beer and wine,
PLUS!, Houston’s newest brass band, Magnolia City Band, directed by Bob Walp, providing musical joy outdoors!
In our final Midweek Meditation, let’s get to know our new music associate, Ben Kerswell, by revisiting his Meditation offering from this past Advent season. Ben shares a 4 piece program of works by Dietrich Buxtehude and J.S. Bach including “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland”.
This Vespers features members of the Bach Choir singing the Bach motet “Jauchzet Gott,” and will also include music from the America’s in the general time of Bach (1685-1750). Along with Bach, the program includes motets and songs drawn from Spirituals, New England part songs, Shaped note tradition, as well as a Psalm setting for double choir by Mexican composer Manuel de Sumaya. All are welcome as we celebrate our first “live” Vespers in well over a year!
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Bach Society’s final Matinee for the season is Sunday, May 16 at 3:30 p.m. at CTK, featuring solo sonatas for violin. (This will also be performed in Galveston on Saturday, May 15. ) This will be presented online live-streamed. All welcome!
Finally, Sunday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m., we celebrate the final Bach Vespers of the season featuring our Bach Choir. This will feature music of Johann Sebastian Bach and also music emerging in the America’s during Bach’s life time. Again, this will be live-streamed – all welcome!
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Bach: Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin, Part III
Galveston performance, held in person: Saturday, April 17, 2021 | 3:30 P.M.
Historic First Lutheran in the Heart of Galveston 2415 Winnie Street, Galveston
Performance online: Sunday, April 18, 2021 | 3:30 P.M.
*This event will be streamed online only – via our Youtube and Facebook pages*
Entry free for both events, offering accepted on our website
J.S. BACH Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1001 Partita in B Minor, BWV 1002
Rick Erickson, Conductor Kurt Johnson, Violin Maria Lin, Violin
Members of the Bach Orchestra Maria Lin and Kurt Johnson present the final performance of the complete sonatas and partitas for solo violin, which are among the most beautiful and technically demanding in the repertoire