Chamber Singers and Orchestra Present Masterworks by J. S. Bach

January 27, 2020
The Baylor University Chamber Singers and members of the Baylor Symphony Orchestra will perform music by Johann Sebastian Bach on Monday, February 3, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. This remarkable choir sings under the baton of Brian A. Schmidt, Associate Professor of Choral Music.
Opening the program will be some introductory words by Michael Marissen, a distinguished Bach scholar who has taught at Swarthmore College since 1989. His most recent work, Bach and God, explores the religious character of Bach’s vocal and instrumental music in seven interrelated essays.
The performance will begin with a performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047, featuring student soloists Felicity Fulton (flute), Wolfgang Draving (oboe), Helena Bandy (violin), and Tyler Moore (trumpet). This three-movement work is one of six that Bach presented to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt, in 1721.
A major sacred composition will be heard next, Bach’s Magnificat in D major, BWV 243. This composition, written in 1723 after Bach assumed his post as Thomaskantor in Leipzig, is a musical setting of the biblical canticle “Magnificat.” The first major liturgical composition on a Latin text by J. S. Bach, this twelve-movement setting is scored for five vocal parts and orchestra.
The concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.
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