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Spring Concert Wrap-Up

I needed a day to think about yesterday afternoon’s concert before writing a wrap-up.  There was so much to ponder, and I also wanted some audience statistics, which were tabulated and arrived this afternoon.   The concert was a grand success … Continue reading

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Bach at Noon, February 14th: The True Story of Cinderella

One of the great pleasures of this past summer was the opportunity to sing Warren Martin’s The True Story of Cinderella, at both our July Bach at Noon, and at the Hermann Wiemer Vineyards, in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal with These Moments of Ahhhh?

A couple  years ago, in the lead up to Christmas, it seemed almost every day that I would see a posts on Facebook, shared by many friends, that would begin something like this: Five bearded men with varying levels of hair … Continue reading

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Bach at Noon Wrap-Up

In my preview of this afternoon’s Bach at Noon, I mentioned being glad that we could experience some Christmas music that is short on the bombast that can sometimes overwhelm the season’s offerings (don’t get me wrong, I love it … Continue reading

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Bach at Noon, January 10th: The Shimmering Morgenstern

The first Bach choral prelude I learned was the stately Herr Christ, der ein’ge Gottes Sohn, BWV 601, from the Orgelbüchlein.  Bach treats the cantus firmus quite lyrically, over gentle sixteenth note arpeggiations, with a recurring motive in the pedal, which the editor of … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Ideas from the Bach Choir and Friends

For Christmas last year, I asked my family and friends for gift cards to the Metropolitan Opera (since I automatically attend all of the Bach Choir’s concerts as a performer), and, as a result, we got to see wonderful performances of The … Continue reading

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2016 Christmas Concerts Wrap-Up

For some reason, emotions were running high at the end of our performance in Bethlehem, something I, myself, experienced.  I can’t speak to reasons why others were so obviously moved by the experience, but I can surely say what I … Continue reading

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