Joseph Gascho, guest conductor
Molly Netter & Madeline Apple Healey, soprano | Daniel Moody, countertenor
Brian Giebler & Jacob Perry, tenor | David McFerrin, baritone
Cantatas No. 17 & 102
Motet BWV 230, Lobet den Herrn
Mass in G Major, BWV 236
J.S. Bach was famous for saying that the purpose of all music is “the glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit.” Guest conductor Joseph Gascho, a prize-winning harpsichordist and rising star of the American baroque scene, leads Apollo’s Fire and Apollo’s Singers in this spiritual journey.
Note: Joseph Gascho, replaces conductor Julian Wachner, who has had to withdraw due to family reasons
Pre-concert talk by oboist Debra Nagy, one hour before each performance. FREE!
Debra’s lecture will discuss Bach’s own “borrowings” from his cantatas for use in his Latin church music (such as the G major Missa Brevis BWV 236 on tonight’s program) as well as looking at affect and rhetoric in several of the arias from the cantatas BWV 102 and BWV 17.
These concerts are generously sponsored by Mrs. David Seidenfeld