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Eastman School of Music: Cantata! A Bach Cantata Series

Name:

Eastman School of Music: Cantata! A Bach Cantata Series

Location:

Rochester, New York, USA

Venues:

Reformation Lutheran Church, 111 N Chestnut St.

Years:

Since 2013 (Cantata Series)

Months:

September-March (6 concerts a year; 2-3 cantatas each concert)

Artistic Director:

William Weinert

Ensembles:

OVPP - No Choir / Instrumental ensemble

Website:

New Eastman School of Music Series presents Cantatas by Bach
Eastman-Rochester-Choirs on Facebook
Eastman-Rochester Choirs (Official Website)

History & Mission:

The Eastman School of Music launched Cantata! A Bach Cantata series, a unique set of choral programs, beginning on Saturday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m.. This series, produced by Eastmanís Director of Choral Activities William Weinert, showcases six recitals between September and the end of March 2014, with two or three cantatas on each program. Recitals are led by different conductors, but maintain the standard Bach performance practice of one musician per part. All concerts wwere held at Reformation Lutheran Church, located on 111 Chestnut Street.
Conductor and Eastman alumnus David Chin leads Eastman students and local alumni in the first concert of the series. The program will feature J.S. Bachís Cantatas BWV 17, Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich; BWV 164, Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet; and BWV 117, Sei Lob und Her dem höchsten Gut.
Within the cantata genre, J.S. Bach stands out as one of the most prolific and influential composers. Bachís association with the cantata began while he served as a cantor at prominent churches in Leipzig. At these churches, including the Saint Thomas Church and St. Nicholas Church, Bach presented a new cantata every Sunday as part of the weekly service.
As a result, most of Bach Cantatas are sacred works written in the chorale cantata form. Such a form utilizes hymn verses or tunes in choral excerpts at the opening and closing of each work. The structure of this type of cantata resembles a diminutive form of the oratorio, and many cantata composers after J.S. Bach utilize such a construction. Although several Bach Cantatas have been lost, more than 200 survive.
BACH 330 is an international year-long concert series taking place in 2014-2015 celebrating the music of J.S. Bach, and culminating with the 330th anniversary of his birth on March 21, 2015.

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Sep 25, 2011
Bach & Beyond
       
       

Feb 12, 2012
The Bach Heritage

Feb 25, 2012

Mar 25, 2012
Magnificat

   
   

Feb 14-17, 2013
Concert Tour

Mar 3, 2013
St. Matthew Passion

Mar 22, 2013
Cantatas

Sep 21, 2013
Cantatas

Oct 20, 2013
Cantatas

Nov 16, 2013
Cantatas
       
       

Jan 19, 2014
Cantatas

Feb 15, 2014
Cantatas

Feb 20-25, 2014
Concert Tour

Feb 21, 2014

Apr 6, 2014
Bach & Mozart

Apr 13, 2014
St. John Passion

Jul 13, 2014
Motets

Sep 21, 2014
Cantatas

Oct 12, 2014
Bach's World

 
 

Programme

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Source: Eastman School of Music Website; David Chin Website; Eastman-Rochester-Choirs on Facebook

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (October 2013 - October 2014)

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