Bach: Quintessential Teacher and Learner

Johann Sebastian Bach was a consummate musician. He began his training with his father learning to play the violin and the harpsichord, and his older brother Johann Christoph Bach taught him to play the organ during his early years. When he was 15 years old, he moved...

Meet our Messiah Soloists

Soloists are a counterpoint between conductor and orchestra and lend their talents to Colorado Bach Ensemble’s collaborative efforts to perform music. For the upcoming Messiah performances, we will have four soloists with very close connections to Colorado.  ...

Bach’s Enduring Influence

As a music student, I had to study 18th-century counterpoint as a core curriculum.  Simply put, the content of that class was how to write a fugue — like Bach did. For those who are not familiar with the term, a fugue is a contrapuntal composition in which a...

The Colorado Bach Ensemble Story

In 2011, Colorado State University hosted a National Collegiate Choral Organization’s biennial conference in Fort Collins. This was a gathering of nearly 500 collegiate choral directors from across the country participating in performances, lectures, reading sessions,...