Monthly Archives: April 2012

Countdown to the Festival: Monday Night

We had an excellent rehearsal tonight.  Things started with The Choir and Orchestra acclimating to a new set-up that we’re debuting this year, for the Festival (we tried it out back in 2009 for a Händel and Bach concert, to … Continue reading

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Countdown to the Festival: The 105th Bethlehem Bach Festival

I spent an hour on air at WDIY this past Friday to listen to a little bit of our new St. John Passion recording, and to plug the upcoming 105th Bethlehem Bach Festival, and the host, Wally Vinoskis, asked me … Continue reading

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Wrap-Up, Bach at Noon

We had a near-capacity turnout for our last Bach at Noon of the season, and it was a barn-burner.  First, Greg Funfgeld and Loretta O’Sullivan treated the audience to a beautiful Beethoven cello sonata, played with their characteristic panache and … Continue reading

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The Angels Around Us: Bach at Noon, April 10th

The first time I heard the full accompaniment to Cantata No. 130 was in the rehearsal before a Bach at Noon.  The work is based on the hymn tune, Old 100th¸ which most listeners will recognize as the doxology from many … Continue reading

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