Immortal Bach

Immortal Bach

October 22, 2021
Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, Music Director Finalist and Guest Conductor

Program notes, soloist bios, texts/translations
https://www.cantatasingers.org/immortal-bach-information

21-22 Season Magazine
https://tinyurl.com/f5d2neee

Some music is immortal – timeless, eternal – connecting with listeners of every age and background. Such is the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. What better way to open our 57th season than with a concert juxtaposing Bach’s three chorale cantatas celebrating the Feast of Archangel Michael with two movements from Shared Ground, UK composer Alec Roth’s acclaimed collaboration with Indian writer Vikram Seth, and German composer Knut Nystedt’s insightful Immortal Bach, revealing the everlasting genius of J.S. Bach. Our first Music Director finalist, Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, leads this program.

Program
J.S. Bach (1685-1750): “Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir,” BWV 130
Alec Roth (b. 1948): “Lost,” from Shared Ground (Ensemble Premiere)
Alec Roth: Ponticelli: Bridge of Sighs
J.S. Bach: “Es erhub sich ein Streit,” BWV 19
Knut Nystedt (1915-2014): Immortal Bach (Ensemble Premiere)
J.S. Bach: “Komm, süsser Tod”
Alec Roth: “Oak,” from Shared Ground (Ensemble Premiere)
Alec Roth: Ponticelli: Bridge of Sighs
J.S. Bach: “Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg,” BWV 149
J.S. Bach: “Nun is das Heil und die Kraft,” BWV 50

Immortal Bach

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