Looking Forward to Our Fifth Season
One of my main missions in founding Colorado Bach Ensemble was to build a community of individuals in Colorado who believe in the power of Bach’s music to touch, heal, and help us live out our lives to better serve the society we live in.
Today, more than ever, Bach’s music is a necessity.
As Colorado Bach Ensemble enters our fifth season, I look back our past four seasons and reminisce in amazement. With a short four years under our belt, we are now a SCFD organization and have expanded our operational budget nearly three times since 2012.
We couldn’t have done this without the support from our generous patrons and numerous hours spent by the volunteers behind the scenes. Many thanks to all who came to our concerts and supported us with your generous gifts of time and money.
We are proud to have a strong community from which we can grow and expand.
Here are a few highlights in our upcoming fifth season:
As part of our Cantata Insights Series, you will have opportunities to get to know two cantatas that are exceptional but rather different from one another:
- Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben , BWV 147 (Heart and Mind and Deed and Life), is a cantata from Bach’s time in Leipzig. It is most famous for its chorale known as Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.
- Gottes Zeit is die allebeste Zeit, BWV 106 (God’s time is the very best time), also known as Actus Tragicus, is an early cantata, intended for funeral. In this cantata, you will hear two viola da gambas along with two flutes and four exceptional soloists.
After taking a year of hiatus, we will present another series of memorable Handel’s Messiah performances this season. “What is special about our rendition of this famous oratorio,” you ask? We will be performing the complete, unabridged Watkins Shaw version, which is rarely performed.
Our season will conclude with one of the most monumental works in the history: St. Matthew Passion. With 40 singers from Colorado Children’s Chorale joining us, more than 100 musicians will be on stage making this amazing work a reality. You won’t want to miss it!
I sincerely hope that everyone who hasn’t been to our concerts yet take that chance to check us out by attending one of our events throughout the season. If you are returning from our past season, I assure you that the level of our performances will continue to be exceptional, if not more elevated.
Join us for this exciting season! To learn more about each of our concerts, and to buy tickets, visit the 2016-17 Season page on our web site.
Watch Colorado Public Radio’s introduction to Colorado Bach Ensemble.