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Bach Festivals & Cantata Series
Pittsburgh Music Alliance Festival of Bach

Name:

Festival of Bach

Location:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,USA

Venues:

Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Avenue (at Walnut Street)

Years:

2014 (Not known if it is a One-time or Annual Festival)

Months:

May

Artistic Director:

Program Administrator: Andrew Swensen
Program Associate: Mouna Coulibaly

Ensembles:

Bach Choir of Pittsburgh
Chatham Baroque
The Pittsburgh Camerata
Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society
Renaissance and Baroque

Website:

PittsburgH Music Alliance (Offic ial Website)
PittsburgH Music Alliance on Facebook
Festival of Bach on Facebook

History:

The Pittsburgh Music Alliance (PMA) represents a collaborative effort by Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, Chatham Baroque, Pittsburgh Camerata, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, and Renaissance and Baroque. PMA focuses on building audiences for each of these organizations through cooperative initiatives.

The Pittsburgh Music Alliance celebrated one of music’s greatest composers, J.S. Bach, with a one-day music festival held on May 10, 2014 at Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside. The Pittsburgh Music Alliance consists of five local organizations with established histories: Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, Chatham Baroque, Pittsburgh Camerata, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, and Renaissance & Baroque. This collaborative effort is uniquely able to represent the breadth of J.S. Bach’s works.
The festival will span 12 hours, from 10:00AM to 10:00 PM. Works of Bach to be performed include:
* the famed Chaconne for violin, performed by Andrew Fouts of Chatham Baroque
* intimate vocal works including the motets Singe dem Herrn (BWV 225), and Der Geist Hilft (BWV 226), performed by Bach Choir, and Jesu, Meine Freude (BWV 227), and Der Gerechte Kommt (BWV 229), performed by Pittsburgh Camerata
* the concertos for violin in A minor, E major and D minor as well as the concerto for violin and oboe, performed by violinists Charles and Rachel Stegeman, with oboist Robin Driscoll
* the quadruple and triple harpsichord concertos, with soloists representing multiple PMA organizations
* The event concluded with the grand Magnificat (BWV 243)” performed by all five organizations joining together for this fitting finale.
The festival was free and open to the public, with goodwill donations accepted at the door. The Festival of Bach was made possible through the generous support of the Fine Foundation, an anonymous donor, and individual donors.

Mission:

The Pittsburgh Music Alliance seeks to expand audiences for its member organizations, deepen appreciation for the rich breadth of music composed over the centuries, and raise awareness of the exceptional music performances presented in Pittsburgh throughout the year.

Recent Festivals:

1st Festival: May 10, 2014

Logo:

 

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Source: Pittsburgh Music Alliance Website

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (September 2014)


Bach Festivals & Cantata Series: Main Page: Countries A-I | Page 2: Countries J-Z | Schedule of Concerts of Bach's Vocal Works
Links to Bach Festivals | Links to Bach Organizations & Societies | Discussions of Bach Festivals & Cantata Concerts
Major Bach Events: Year 2017 | Year 2016 | Year 2015 | Year 2014 | Year 2013 | Year 2012 | Year 2011 | Year 2010 | Year 2009



 

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