2016-17 Season

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Complete Bach Cello Suites, with Eric Smith, cello

The Complete Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach

Eric Smith11, 12 November, 2016
10, 11 March, 2017
Performed at Private Residences

The concert begins at 8pm; hors d’oeuvres and libations are served at 7pm.

Two evenings with Dallas Bach principal cellist Eric Smith, featuring the complete cycle of the most amazing music for solo cello ever written. This is your chance to experience these glorious works in a chamber setting where every nuance and detail of expression will be enjoyed to the fullest extent. Come to one or both but do not miss this opportunity!

Haydn Symphony Nos. 6, 7, 8

Franz Josef Haydn: Symphony Nos. 6, 7, 8: “Le Matin”, “Le Midi”, “Le Soir”

3 December, 2016, 7:30pm

Church of the Incarnation

joseph-haydn-002Dallas Bach goes classical with performances of Haydn’s first great symphonic set, performed as they were first heard in Esterházy where he was music director. As we are giving our German Baroque Christmas program a year off after last year’s amazing concert, we will offer our annual caroling in German after this concert. Tickets

Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah

19 December, 2016, 7:30pm
Meyerson Symphony Center

weihnachtsmarkt-leipzig“The best Messiah I’ve ever heard in person” (Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News) – our annual celebration of Handel’s immortal masterwork, complete, featuring the Dallas Bach.

Orchestra and Chorus, with soloists Ava Pine, Soprano, Derek Chester, Tenor, and David Grogan, Bass, and introducing brilliant young Alto Kathryne Overturf. The Dallas Bach Orchestra and Chorus are led from the harpsichord by Artistic Director James Richman.


Annual Messiah Sing-Along

Annual Messiah Sing-Along

20 December, 2016, 7:30pm
Church of the Incarnation

singalongJoin in the chorus as the Dallas Bach Orchestra and soloists from our Meyerson performance accompany YOU in our lively and popular evening of singing enjoyment. We also offer the Novello edition of the Messiah score for purchase; we’ll hold the score for you at Will Call or mail it to you!


The Four Seasons on New Year’s Eve

Cantata 80 Ein feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress is our God) and The Four Seasons on New Year’s Eve

31 December, 2016 6pm (Please note new starting time!)
Church of the Incarnation

2013-10-19-at-20-32-41-_mgm7285-image-022292-version-2Dallas Bach Orchestra and Chorus rings in the New Year and the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation with Bach’s last cantata, on Luther’s famous tune, along with a virtuoso performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons by our concertmaster Clare Cason. A Blockbuster Celebration, with a New Year’s Eve reception included in the ticket price!


An Evening with Drew Minter

An Evening with Drew Minter

27/28 January, 2017
Performed at Private Residences

The concert begins at 8pm; hors d’oeuvres and libations are served at 7pm.

minterIn association with the Dallas Goethe Center, Drew Minter rejoins the Dallas Bach Society in an evening featuring German favorites from the Minnesingers to the Baroque. Seats are of course limited – subscribe now to guarantee your chance to appreciate the artistry of Mr. Minter under ideal circumstances!

“Repertorio Español” with Nell Snaidas

Repertorio Español with Nell Snaidas

10/11 February, 2017, 7:30pm
The Meadows Museum at SMU

nellsnaidasSoprano Nell Snaidas was awarded “Best Classical of the Year” by Theater Jones following her brilliant House Concert in 2015, and we agree! We are bringing her to the seat of Spanish Art in Dallas, the Meadows Museum, for masterpieces of the Baroque and Renaissance befitting the magnificent art that will surround us. With Baroque Guitar and Lute and chamber ensemble.


Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri

Passion Concert: Bach’s Cantata 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden, and the first Lutheran oratorio, Dietrich Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri

1 April, 2017, 7:30pm
Zion Lutheran Church

alonso_cano_-_saint_john_the_evangelists_vision_of_jerusalem_detail_-_wga04004We offer Bach’s very first cantata, also on a song by Martin Luther, to continue our celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, along with a most beautiful and historically significant piece by Buxtehude. For Bach, this composer was paramount – he walked 200 miles each way to experience Buxtehude’s music at the cathedral in Lübeck and overstayed his leave to soak up more of the master’s knowledge and genius.


Purcell’s The Fairy Queen

A very special event: Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen

12/13 May, 2017, 7:30pm
Private Residence

fairyqueen_the_quarrel_of_oberon_and_titania_-_google_art_project_2A site-specific staging of Purcell’s magical music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a brand-new al fresco setting worthy of the delightful comedy. Catherine Turocy brings her Hawaii Performing Arts Festival creation and her dancers for a once-in-a-lifetime production with the Dallas Bach soloists and players where you the audience will sit in a terrace garden setting as the performance goes on around you! Preference for The Fairy Queen goes to season subscribers.


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