American Bach Choir
Jeffrey Thomas conductor
Among the most compelling and mysterious of Bach's sacred works are his motets for double choir. Composed for special occasions, these mesmerizing and ethereal works rely on the human voice, in its multifaceted splendor, to provide the color palette, melodic movement, harmonic textures, and, of course, the message and spirit of the text. Thomas and the American Bach Choir left the audience breathless when they last performed Singet dem Herr ein neues Lied (BWV 225) and Fürchte dich nicht (BWV 228) at the 2012 Berkeley Festival & Exhibition. This presentation of Bach’s motets, including some frequently overlooked works only recently attributed to Bach, promises to be a banquet of sublime vocalism.