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Music Worcester to Present Bach’s Magnificat & Cantatas

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

 

J.S. Bach

Music Worcester has announced its holiday concert featuring Bach’s Magnficat and Cantatas performed by the Worcester Chorus. 

“JS Bach is a well-adored composer here in Worcester. He is a certainly a favorite among all classical music enthusiast with his much-noted work, especially Magnificat and Cantatas. With the Worcester Chorus and our lineup of talented soloist, our audience is in for a treat this holiday season,” said Music Worcester Executive Director Adrien C. Finlay.

The concert will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 8 p.m. 

The Concert 

The program will feature J. S. Bach’s Magnificat and Cantatas, a musical setting of the biblical canticle Magnificat. 

 

Written for Christmas Vespers in 1723, it is scored for five vocal parts and a Baroque orchestra including trumpets and timpani that illuminate the Nativity story.

 

Musicians include The Worcester Chorus under the direction of Chris Shepard as part of his 10th season; Susan Consoli, soprano; Krista River, mezzo-soprano; Charles Blandy, tenor; and Stephan Barnicle, bass. 

 

The program will also feature a pre-concert talk within Washburn Hall by Dr. Joshua Rohde, Director of Choral Activities, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

 

 

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