Friend of First Lutheran Joyce Painter Rice has penned a more in-depth preview of the upcoming Boston Bach Birthday for the Boston Musical Intelligencer. Here’s an excerpt, with a whole article available below.
The joy of hearing a full day of the dazzling music of Johann Sebastian Bach awaits all at “Boston Bach Birthday 330” on Saturday, March 21st. Held at the First Lutheran Church of Boston, this birthday observance opens at 9:00 with a children’s event followed by ten concerts of the master’s works before concluding at 6:30. The performers include internationally renowned artists and four students from distinguished schools of music.
In addition to the detailed overview, she has kind words for the congregation and Pastor Dutzmann, which are particularly appreciated in the challenging time for the Pastor and family.
Much of the credit for the continuing success of BBB goes to the members of First Lutheran and its pastor, the Rev. Ingo Dutzmann. Their multi-faceted support is a gift. “Bach appreciation” runs high in this congregation, and it’s far more than a nod to Bach as a devout Lutheran and serious student of Martin Luther’s writings.
find the whole article here at the Boston Musical Intelligencer website. Thank you Joyce!
A program listing and other information on the music at First Lutheran can be found here.