2014 Bach's Magnificat

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM
Calendar1/25/2014 8:00:00 PM1/25/2014 8:00:00 PMAmerica/Los_Angeles2014 Bach's Magnificat At First Congregational Church of Berkeley2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704Website:

First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Phone: (415) 621-7900
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Maestro Thomas and ABS will present an all-Bach program including the always popular Magnificat and Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten! (“Sound, you drums! Ring forth, trumpets!”), a secular cantata featuring music that eventually became part of the “Christmas Oratorio”). Bach’s virtuoso Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor will feature flutist Sandra Miller, whose playing is noted for its “mellow, quietly penetrating tone” and whose performances are described as “models of confidence and unbroken steadiness” (The New York Times). One of Bach’s most extraordinarily impressive cantatas is Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, a fantastically extroverted work composed for Leipzig’s lavish celebrations of the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels in 1724. And Bach’s Magnificat, one of the most well-known among his liturgical works, is like a delicious smorgasbord of sweet and savory vocal delights. Three of the compositions on this program call upon especially heraldic trumpet ensembles, and the audience will be invited to sing along on the final chorale of Cantata 130, bringing back a hallmark of ABS’s cantata performances over the years.

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