Bach Festival

 
Guest Artists
 


Meredith Hall
, soprano
 
 


Jennifer Lane
, mezzo-soprano

 

 

 

Colin Balzer, tenor

 

 

 

Rufus Müller, tenor

 

 

 

Daniel Lichti, bass-baritone

 

 

 

Christòpheren Nomura, bass-baritone

 

 

 

Musica Pacifica
 

 


Eric Chafe, lecturer

Conductors



Dwight Oltman
Festival Music Director
 



Dirk Garner

Festival Choral Director

 


 Marc Weagraff

Bach Service Director



John Brndiar
Festival Brass Director

Schedule of Events

82nd Annual Bach Festival
April 25-27, 2014

2014 marks the 82nd year of BW's annual Bach Festival.  This year's festival celebrates the music of J. S. Bach and his contemporaries with three days of concerts and events.  Join us for performances, masterclasses and a lecture. 

Event Schedule


Sunday, April 13, 2014

5:00 p.m.
Vespers       

Bach Festival Free Preview Performance
Church of the Covenant, Cleveland
        Bach's Music in its Liturgical Context
        J. S. Bach:  Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1
        Baldwin Wallace Motet Choir
        Dirk Garner, conductor


Friday, April 25, 2014

1:00-3:00 p.m.
Open House             

Riemenschneider Bach Institute

2:00-3:15 p.m.
Master Class
Chamber Hall
        Daniel Lichti, bass-baritone

3:15 p.m.
Festival Brass           

Marting Hall Tower**
        John Brndiar, conductor

4:00 p.m.
First Concert ($)
Gamble Auditorium
       
        Solo Baroque works performed by Conservatory Alumni
        Featuring Sean Gabriel '82, flute; Michael Keelan '02, violin;
        Nicole Keller '97, harpsichord & organ;  William Shaffer '98,
        harpischord & organ; Gene Stenger '10, tenor;
        Charles Berginc '76, trumpet; Lyle Steelman '01, trumpet;
        and Heidi Albert '90, cello

7:15 p.m.
Festival Brass           
Marting Hall Tower**
        John Brndiar, conductor

8:00 p.m.
Second Concert ($)
Gamble Auditorium
Accompanied by the Festival Chamber Orchestra
       
       
J. S. Bach:  Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
                          in G Major, BWV 1048

        Dwight Oltman, conductor

        J. S. Bach:  Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1
        Baldwin Wallace Motet Choir
        Dirk Garner, conductor

        J. S. Bach:  Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243
        Meredith Hall, soprano
        Jennifer Lane, mezzo-soprano
        Colin Balzer, tenor
        Christòpheren Nomura, bass-baritone
        
Dwight Oltman, conductor 


Saturday, April 26, 2014

11:00 a.m.
Lecture
Chamber Hall
"Bach and the Dance:  The Vitruvian Man Goes Baroque"
        Presented by Catherine Turocy
        Artistic Director, New York Baroque Dance Company

2:00 p.m.
Lecture
Chamber Hall
"Bach's 'St. John Passion': Theology and Musical Structure"
        Presented by Dr. Eric Chafe,
        Professor of Music,
        Brandeis University


3:15 p.m.
Festival Brass           
Marting Hall Tower**
        John Brndiar, conductor

4:00 p.m.
Third Concert ($)

Gamble Auditorium

        Musica Pacifica with the
        New York Baroque Dance Company

        Crossing the Channel:  Music and Dance from London
        and Paris during the time of J. S. Bach

        Music by Bach, Handel, Telemann and Couperin

7:15 p.m.
Festival Brass           

Marting Hall Tower**
        John Brndiar, conductor

8:00 p.m.
Fourth Concert ($) - SOLD OUT!
Gamble Auditorium
Accompanied by the Baldwin Wallace Bach Orchestra
       
        St. John Passion, BWV 245
        Evangelist:  Rufus Müller, tenor
       
Jesus:  Christòpheren Nomura, bass-baritone
        Pilate, Peter:  Daniel Lichti, bass-baritone
        Meredith Hall, soprano
        Jennifer Lane, mezzo-soprano
        Colin Balzer, tenor
        Daniel Lichti, bass-baritone       

        
Festival Choir
        Dirk Garner, director

        
Festival Chamber Orchestra
        Dwight Oltman, conductor
 

Sunday, April 27

11:15 a.m.
Bach Service

Berea United Methodist Church
        Bach's Music in its Liturgical Context
        Durante:  Magnificat in B-flat
        BW Singers and Organ
        Marc Weagraff, conductor

12:30-4:00 p.m.
Bach Festival Alumni Lunch and Choir ($)
Colony Room/Fynette Kulas Music Hall
         Gather with alumni and current students to sing through selections from Bach's St. John Passion in a master class format, let by Dwight Oltman and Dirk Garner.  This event begins with a lunch in the Colony Room and is followed by a reception in honor of Professor Oltman.  $15 to participate.  Register now by visiting:  http://www.bwcommunity.net/conalumni


$ = tickets required
** = rain location is the Fynette Kulas Musical Hall, Boesel Musical Arts Building
 

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