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!
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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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
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
Palm/Passion Sunday, March 28 at 6:00 p.m.
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This Bach Vespers centers around Bach’s dramatic cantata From the Depths I Cry to You and a powerful setting of Psalm 51 by Hernando Franco, a Spanish Renaissance composer who was mainly active in Mexico and Guatemala.
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PROGRAM – J.S. BACH Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131 FRANCO Miserere mei, Deus
ARTISTS -Rick Erickson, Conductor Bach Choir
Sunday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m.
Happy 336th birthday to J.S. Bach! Bach Society Houston is proud to welcome the Rice University organ studio in a concert of some of J.S. Bach’s most beloved organ works. You can find the pdf of the program with the concert order and artist bios online at www.bachsocietyhouston.org. Enjoy! Find out more about the Rice organ studio on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/riceuorgan Donate to the Shepherd School of Music at: https://music.rice.edu/give And donate to the Bach Society Houston at: www.bachsocietyhouston.org