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Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity

Name:

Bach Vespers at Holy Trinty

Location:

New York City, NY, USA

Venues:

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 65th Street & Central Park West

Years:

Since 1968 (Cantata Series)

Months:

October-July

Artistic Director:

John Weaver (1968-1970)
Frederick Grimes (1970-1992)
Rick Erickson (1992-Present)

Ensembles:

The Holy Trinity Bach Choir & Bach Players

Website:

Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity (Official Website)
Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity (Facebook)

History & Mission:

In 1968 as Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, NYC marked its 100th birthday, it set out to celebrate its history and the rich tradition of music in the Lutheran Church. Drawing from the high level of music performance in NYC, "Evenings with Johann S" was established based on the German service of Vespers for which the great Lutheran composer J.S. Bach prepared and rendered so many of his cantatas. It was the first series of its kind in the western hemisphere.

Today, 41 seasons later, Bach Vespers at Holy Trinty (= BVHT) continues to present Bach’s cantatas and other great works in worship! The Bach Choir, Soloists and Bach Players (on Baroque period instruments) are composed of professional musicians from the New York region and are directed by Cantor Rick Erickson. Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity has been named "A Cultural Landmark" by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.

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36th Season
2003-2004

37th Season
2004-2005

38th Season
2005-2006

39th Season
2006-2007

40th Season
2007-2008

Schedule

Schedule

Schedule

Schedule

Schedule

41st Season
2008-2009

42nd Season
2009-2010

 43rd Season
2010-2011

Schedule

Schedule

 Schedule  

Apr 25, 2004
Coffee & Peasant Cantatas

Apr 5, 2009

Jul 26, 2009

Mar 21, 2010
St. John Passion

Bach Sommerfest NYC
Jul 2008

Bach Sommerfest NYC
Jul 2010

Programme

Source: Tobin Schmuck - Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity (January 2010, September 2010); Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity on Facebook

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (November 2009 - September 2010)

Frederick Grimes: Short Biography | The Holy Trinity Bach Choir & Orchestra | Recordings of Vocal Works | Recordings of Instrumental Works | Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity: Bach Cantata Series

Rick Erickson: Short Biography | Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity | Recordings of Vocal Works | Bach Vespers at Holy Trinty: Bach Cantata Series

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