Bay Area Classical Harmonies presents: “3B’s: Bach, Bruckner &Barber”
Date: May 5, 2011
Location: California, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
A choral program featuring pieces that celebrate Spring and Easter. The concert will consist of Anton Bruckner’s Motets: Locus Iste, Ave Maria, Christus Factus Este, and Virga Jesse; Samuel Barber’s “Reincarnations, for a cappella chorus, Op.16”; and finally J.S. Bach’s cantata No.4, “Christ Lag in Todes Banden” (Christ lays in bonds of death). Performed by BACH Chorus & Chamber Orchestra conducted by BACH director Andrew J. Chung, this concert will couple the mystical a cappella sonorities of Bruckner and Barber with one of Bach's best-known Cantatas.
WHAT: 3 B’s Composers: Bach, Bruckner & Barber. J.S. Bach’s Cantata No.4 “Christ Lag in Todes Banden”, Anton Bruckner’s Motets, and Samuel Barber’s “Reincarnation for a cappella chorus, Op.16.”
Who: Bay Area Classical Harmonies
Where and When:
Saturday, May 21st 8PM
Saint Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
For Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door - $12 Students
visit: www.bayareabach.org or call 510-868-0695
About Bay Area Classical Harmonies
Founded by Andrew J. Chung in 1998, BACH began as a student group at UC Berkeley. The founding members sought to establish a supportive, challenging organization in which young musicians could develop a variety of skills, including leadership and teamwork as well as artistic virtuosity. The group was so successful, becoming known as "the most versatile classical music organization in the Bay Area," that as its members graduated, they decided to keep the momentum going. Shifting from a student group format to a professional-level ensemble, BACH became a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in 2002, dedicated to the performance of fine classical music in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, with regular tours in Central Valley and Southern California. Since then, BACH has grown into a presenting organization, producing events for a varied roster of performers and ensembles, all-the-while maintaining its own impressive concert season, as The BACH Ensemble. As a presenting organization, BACH promotes a variety of programs, including the Last Friday Concert Series at Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland, The Josquin Singers, and most recently the Seemorgh Choral Ensemble.
The BACH Ensemble's impressive range of repertoire includes cantatas, oratorio, concerti, symphonies and masses. The ensemble's most notable performances have included J.S. Bach's Johannes Passion; W.A. Mozart's Requiem, Clarinet and Flute Concerti; Beethoven's 1st Symphony and Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. Its Opera division was first created in 2000, presenting a concert version of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro at the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts. It went on to perform a modern staging of The Magic Flute the following year, and a traditional full staging of Don Giovanni in 2003 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse and in 2004 at Bakersfield College.
Having come into its own as both a presenting organization and a performing ensemble, Bay Area Classical Harmonies now offers a wide variety of concerts each season, including the Pro ArtsLast Friday Series, the Josquin Singers, and most recently, the Seemorgh Ensemble.