Welcome to BACH!

 

In BACH, we believe the language of music crosses all barriers. By presenting the musical heritage of various cultures along with Western Classical music through a diverse roster of ensembles, we strengthen, enrich and connect the musical communities of the Bay Area and beyond, exposing various audiences to a wide spectrum of musical genres. Seeking to resonate with generations young and old, BACH provides a vibrant, energetic environment for young artists to perform alongside seasoned professionals.

Voices from Heaven

Saturday, April 23rd @7:30PM

Bay Area Classical Harmonies Presents:

An Evening of German Choral Music with works by Bruckner, Buxtehude, Handel, and Schutz

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Join Bay Area Classical Harmonies for a spring concert full of praise for the holy spirit. BACH will be performing a program of German choral songs with biblical and religious texts. German Choral works by Bruckner, Buxtehude, Handel, and Schutz. Presented in an intimate setting by BACH’s premiere chamber ensemble and featuring solos by some of the Bay Area’s finest classical singers, the evening will include music from Handel’s Messiah, Dieterich Buxtehude’s Magnificat, and a selection of pieces by Heinrich Schütz and Anton Bruckner. Enjoy an evening of lush counterpoint and beautiful choral melodies with Bay Area Classical Harmonies, conducted by Andrew J. Chung.

 

Saturday, April 23rd @7:30PM

Lynnewood United Methodist Church
4444 Black Ave.
Pleasanton

Purchase Ticket

FREE Parking with Reception 
Tickets: $25 General Admission; $20 Seniors;
$10 Students at the door

BACH & ACC Presents
Coro Ciconia: Love Writ Large
Asher Davidson, Director
Sunday April 24 @ 7:00 PM

Machaut’s Rémède de Fortune

Medieval manners of reverence—a secular context for Machaut’s great Mass

This spring we delve hungrily into disparate aspects of admiration. The sacred dance O Virgo splendens embodies trancelike veneration; in Ciconia’s exuberant O Padua, the shining star is a fervently admired city. Several songs from Machaut’s Rémède de Fortune depict shameless giddiness, dutiful devotion, and fervent gratitude, while his wretchedly beautiful rondeau Puis qu’en oubli broaches the misery of rejection. We find profound compassion for the besmirched in the Fortuna desperata of Busnois and its intricate homage by Agricola; our shared grief at the loss of Machaut, declared in the Armes, amours of Andrieu, is comfortless but resigned.

Why not the Messe de Nostre Dame as centerpiece? Machaut’s remarkable and inimitable work, by far the earliest known setting of the complete Ordinary, offers in its adoration of the divine an expressive range perhaps never exceeded.

Singers: Peter Fisher, Cheryl Koehler, Jane Jewell, Dorothy Manly, Jean McAneny, Stephen Pitcher, Ralph Prince, Scott Robinson, Helen Wolfe-Visnick, Donald Ziff

 

Sunday April 24 @ 7:00 PM
Arlington Community Church
52 Arlington Ave, Kensington

Purchase Ticket

FREE Parking with Reception
Tickets: $20 General Admission; $15 Seniors;
$10 Students at the door