J. S. Bach Plus
Saturday, March 22, 2014 7:00 PM - Old Dutch Church 272 Wall St Kingston NY
Sunday, March 23, 2014 4:00 PM - Overlook Methodist Church 233 Tinker St Woodstock NY
Ars Choralis continues its 2013-14 concert season with a majestic all-Baroque concert featuring the music of Johann Sebastian Bach as well as his notable contemporaries Antonio Lotti, Carl Heinrich Graun, Dietrich Buxtehude and Giacomo Puccini. The 50-member chorus and soloists, led by artistic director Barbara Pickhardt, will be supported by the Eribeth Chamber Ensemble.
Ars Choralis will sing magnificats composed by Puccini and Buxtehude, Lotti’s Crucifixus in eight parts, Graun’s Fuerwahr er trug unsre krankheit and Bach cantatas BWV 61 Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland and BWV 191 Gloria in excelsis Deo. Cellist Erica Pickhardt will perform Bach’s Second Unaccompanied Suite for Cello in D Minor. Thirteen-year-old soprano Libby Sokolowski (Ars Choralis Voices of Tomorrow honoree) will sing “Sheep May Safely Graze” from Bach's Cantata BWV 208. Soloists featured in the concert are sopranos Dewi Pangaribaun, Amy Martin, Christina Gardner, Leslie Ford and Kimberly Horn; alto Rachel Holt; tenors Matt Ulrich, Harvey Boyer, and Chuck Snyder; and basses David Truran, Jim Ulrich and Mark Lindeman.
Adult tickets are $15 purchased in advance of the concert and $20 at the door. Children 18 and under are half price. Advance sales on line and at area outlets close at midnight, March 21. Advance tickets can be purchased from chorus members or at the following outlets: Golden Notebook and Catskill Art & Office Supply in Woodstock, DIG in Saugerties, Mother Earth’s Storehouse and Barcone’s Music in Kingston.
June 21 & 22, 2014
A concert celebrating the Hudson Valley's Musical Legacy, including 19th century Shape-note Songs of Louis Edson and Louis Edson Jr. of Shady, Native American prayer and music, music inspired by historical events, folk music of Camp Woodland, music written by Ernest Williams of the Saugerties Band Camp and compositions of celebrated musicians and performers who have made the Catskill Mountains their home.
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Music in Desperate Times was a Holocaust themed concert