Monthly Archives: April 2013

Festival Repertoire: Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna

The Lux Aeterna was commissioned by the Board of Governors of the Los Angeles Music Center, and received its premiere in April of 1997 by the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Sinfonia, under their esteemed conductor, Paul Salamunovich.   The LAMC … Continue reading

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Festival Repertoire: Cantatas 71 and 119

Imagine the scene:  In one of the big, powdered-wig moments in Bach’s early career (he was just 22 years old at the first performance of Cantata No. 71), the ratswechsel, or town council, has assembled at the Marienkirche in Mühlhausen for … Continue reading

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Five Questions with Tom Goeman

Tom Goeman is The Choir’s fabulous Assistant Conductor, Accompanist, and Organist of the Bach Festival Orchestra.  His bio is very impressive: Tom has served as accompanist for The Bach Choir as well as organist for The Bach Choir since 1987. He … Continue reading

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Festival Preview

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting much more frequently about the repertoire for the 106th Bethlehem Bach Festival.  There is much beautiful music, wonderful fellowship, and stunning artistry on tap for this year’s Festival, as we celebrate 30 … Continue reading

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A Chat with Morten Lauridsen

I recently read Roger Ebert’s elegiac last review for the Chicago Sun Times.  It was a review of Terrance Malick’s To the Wonder, which I’m eager to see, but something Ebert said in the final paragraph really struck me: There will … Continue reading

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Bach at Noon Wrap-Up

We had very-full attendance for the last Bach at Noon of the season, and also our 60th.  We celebrated this milestone with extremely festive music, Bach’s Fifth Brandenburg Concerto, and the Easter cantata, No. 31. Greg, Liz Field, and Robin … Continue reading

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Bach at Noon, April 9th: The Laughter of Angels

Join us on Tuesday for the last Bach at noon of the 2012-2013 Season.  It promises to be a fabulous welcome to spring, and a wonderful way to cap your Easter observances.  We’ll be joined by soloists Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano, … Continue reading

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