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Bach in Baltimore: Bach Concert Series

Name:

Bach in Baltimore: The Bach Concert Series

Location:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Venues:

Christ Lutheran Church, 701 South Charles Street (in the historic Inner Harbor)

Years:

Since 1989 (Concert Series, including Bach Cantatas)

Months:

October-June

Artistic Director:

T. Herbert Dimmock

Ensembles:

The Bach Concert Series

Website:

Bach in Baltimore

History & Mission:

The Bach Concert Series (BCS) is located at Christ Lutheran Church in the historic Inner Harbor of Baltimore. The Bach Concert series presents a free concert on the first Sunday of each month (October through June) featuring the choral works of J.S. Bach as its gift to the community. Concerts begin with an illustrated introduction by Music Director, Maestro T. Herbert Dimmock, about the fascinating musical language of Bach and the texts he chose to set to music. Thus audiences learn that the music, so lovely to listen to, is truly a multi-dimensional work of art that communicates on many levels. Concerts are presented as intended by J.S. Bach, with professional, orchestral accompaniment, accomplished Baroque soloists, and a choir of 35. Many concerts also include famous works by J.S. Bach for the orchestra.

Bach Cantatas form the foundation of the programs. In addition to the monthly cantata, each program features one or two additional choral pieces by other composers on the theme explored by Bach in his cantata.

Each monthly concert also features a virtuoso concert organist. In addition to playing one of the great masterworks for the organ, the organist also plays an organ prelude based on the cantata's closing chorale (hymn). The audience is invited to participate in the concert by singing a contemporary version of that same hymn.

Each spring, the BCS presents one of Bach's large scale works in a ticketed concert. These include the B Minor Mass (BWV 232) in May, 2009 and the St. John Passion (BWV 245) in March, 2010.

Recent Festivals:

3rd Festival: Dec 6, 2009

4th Festival Dec 5, 2010

Logo:

20th Season - 2008-2009

21st Season - 2009-2010 - 1

21st Season - 2009-2010 - 2

22nd Season - 2010-2011

23rd Season - 2011-2012

23rd Season - 2011-2012 - 2 25th Season - 2012-2013 

26h Sesaon - 2013-2014

   
   

Source: Jackie Scott - Board Member & Singer, Bach Concert Series (October 2009); Herbert Dimmock (December 2011); Caroline Heaney (September 2012, October 2013)

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (October 2009 - October 2013)

T. Herbert Dimmock: Short Biography | Bach in Baltimore: Concert Series | Bach Concert Series

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