Boston Bach Birthday 329 Saturday, March 22nd

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First Lutheran Church of Boston is proud to announce the 6th annual Bach Birthday Celebration in collaboration with the Boston Chapter of the American Organists.

Saturday, March 22 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Robin Leaver, former president of the American Bach Society

Artists include: Exsultemus Period Vocal Ensemble, Emmanuel Music, Cambridge Concentus, Boston Schola Cantorum, Erica Johnson, Peter Krasinski, Wyatt Smith, Heinrich Christensen, László Fassang, Bálint Karosi and members of the Harvard Organ Society.

Reserve your seats and lunch tickets here!

Essential Information

Admission to all concerts and events is free all day, though a donation is requested. More information is available at http://www.flc-bostonmusic.org/worship-music A German lunch will be served ($15/person; reservations are encouraged). Balcony seating for patrons is available ($30). To make balcony and/or lunch reservations visit https://bach-birthday-2014.eventbrite.com Contact: bach@flc-boston.org and 617-536-8851.

Parking: Boston Common Garage (flat rate $12 Saturday).
Public Transit: Green Line to Arlington or Orange Line to Back Bay.

Full directions here;

Full Program and Schedule

8:00 Members of the Harvard Organ Society
Organ Recital

9:00 Erica Johnson, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Walpole
TOCCATA, ADAGIO & FUGUE IN C MAJOR, BWV 564; LEIPZIG CHORALES

9:45 Peter Krasinski, organ, specialist in the art of live silent film accompaniment
“Bach meets Buster, A Silent film Star”

10:30 Dr. Robin Leaver, former President, American Bach Society & Brian McCreath, host, The Bach Hour, 99.5 WCRB
A Bach Conversation

11:15 First Lutheran Church Choir, Soloists & Orchestra; László Fassang, organ; Bálint Karosi, conductor
Cantata “Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir”, BWV 29

12:00 Heinrich Christensen, King’s Chapel, Boston
Goldberg VariationS, BWV 988

1:10 Schola Cantorum of Boston, Frederick Jodry, director, Brown University
Motet “Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied”, BWV 225

2:05 Wyatt Smith, Yale University
TOCCATA IN F, BWV 540; SIX SCHÜBLER CHORALES, BWV 645-650

2:50 Cambridge Concentus: Marika Holmqvist, violin, & Dylan Sauerwald, harpsichord
Sonata in A Major, BWV 1015; Sonata in G Major, BWV 1021

3:30 Exsultemus, Shannon Canavin, Artistic Director
Motets of Bach’s student Gottfried August Homilius

4:10 Bálint Karosi, First Lutheran Church and Yale University
FANTASY & FUGUE IN G MINOR, BWV 542 PASSACAGLIA IN C MINOR, BWV 582

5:10 Danielle Maddon, Emmanuel Music
E Major Partita for solo violin, BWV 1006

5:40 László Fassang, Franz Liszt Academy & Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris
PRELUDE AND FUGUE IN E-FLAT MAJOR PRO ORGANO PLENO, BWV 552

1 Comment
  1. […] I wish I was in Boston and I had some time to kill. I’d be spending all of Saturday at the First Lutheran Church. From 8am to 6:30 pm it’s non-stop Bach to celebrate Johann Sebastian’s 329th birthday on Friday. The event is called Boston Bach Birthday 329. […]

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