2016-17 Season

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Les Arts Florissants

Les Arts Florissants

8 October, 2016, 7:30pm

SMU Caruth Auditorium

Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s renowned chamber opera returns to Dallas after a 20 year hiatus, in collaboration with the New York Baroque Dance Company. Written to celebrate the return of peace to Europe (probably referring to the defeat of the Turks at the Gates of Vienna in 1683) this charming and profound work celebrates the return of the Arts of Music, Poetry, Painting, and Architecture, flourishing under the reign of Peace, who has triumphed over Discord, through the glory of the Sun King, Louis XIV.

Haydn Symphony Nos. 6, 7, 8

Franz Josef Haydn: Symphony No. 6, 7, 8: “Le Matin”, “Le Midi”, “Le Soir”

3 December, 2016, 7:30pm

Church of the Incarnation

Dallas 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.

Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah

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

21 December, 2016, 7:30pm
St Andrew’s UMC, Plano

“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

Join 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

Dallas 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!

“Repertorio Español” with Nell Snaidas

Repertorio Español” with Nell Snaidas

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

Soprano 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

We 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.

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