Monthly Archives: November 2011

2011 Christmas Concerts (Part Four)

Each of the first three pieces for our 2011 Christmas Concerts are magnificent evocations of the programatic aims of their composers.  In Cantata No. 40, we experience, in sound, the battle between the faithful and the devil in the context … Continue reading

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Christmas Concerts 2011 (Part 3)

When we began rehearsing Francis Poulenc’s Quatre Motets pour le temps de Nöel (Four Motets for the time of Christmas), I noticed something curious in the score.  At the end of each piece, the publishers listed date and location of the … Continue reading

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Christmas Concerts 2011 (Continued)

In my last post, I wrote about Bach’s brilliant Cantata No. 40.  If we imagined ourselves in the pews on the second day of Christmas in Leipzig with that piece, for the next piece on the program, we must journey … Continue reading

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The 2011 Christmas Concerts

The 2011 Christmas Concerts have been billed as “Bach, with a French twist,” which I hope is an intriguing notion for members of our audience (it certainly is for the singers!).   Each year, The Choir offers what has become, … Continue reading

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Home News

This is going to be a slightly scattered post, but there are a lot of little Bach Choir tidbits to be shared  – updates, invitations and the like. Songs of Hope:  We received a marketing update from our record label, … Continue reading

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Bach to School

Nearly half of the members of The Choir took advantage of some free time (or cleared out their schedules to make some) and headed into schools in Allentown and Easton to offer our Bach to School program.  Teachers and students … Continue reading

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Wrap-Up, Bach at Noon, November 8th

Thanks to everyone involved in a fabulous Bach at Noon this afternoon.  Charlotte Mattax Moersch’s performance of the D Major Harpsichord Concerto had all of the elan and panache for which she is justly famed, and she had more-than-able backing … Continue reading

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