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.
In 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 limited – purchase now to guarantee your chance to appreciate the artistry of Mr. Minter under ideal circumstances!
Drew Minter, countertenor and harp
James Richman, harpsichord
Blozen wir den anger ligen sahen by Neidhardt von Regental (c. 1190 – d. after 1236)
O Künigin der Parmherzigkeit by Hans Sachs (1494-1576)
Es seusst dort her von Orient by Oswald von Wolkenstein (1377-1445)
Bringt her dem Herren by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
O Jesu, nomen dulce by Schütz
O süsser, o freundlicher Bach by Schütz
Seltenes Glück by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Die Jugend by Telemann
Gigue and Menuet from Cello Suite # 2, BWV 1008 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Jesu, der aus grosser Liebe from Cantata BWV 165 by Bach
Bist Du bei mir by Bach
About the Artist:
Regarded for nearly three decades as one of the world’s finest countertenors, Drew Minter grew up as a boy treble in the Washington Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys. He continued his education at Indiana University and the Musik Hochschule of Vienna. Minter has appeared in leading roles with the opera companies of Brussels, Toulouse, Boston, Washington, Santa Fe, Wolf Trap, Glimmerglass, and Nice, among others. A recognized specialist in the works of Handel, he performed frequently at the Handel festivals of Göttingen, Halle, Karlsruhe, Maryland. He has sung with many of the world’s leading baroque orchestras, including Les Arts Florissants, the Handel and Haydn Society, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Freiburger Barockorchester, and been a guest at festivals such as Tanglewood, Ravinia, Regensburg, BAM’s Next Wave, Edinburgh, Spoleto, and Boston Early Music; other orchestra credits include the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Minter was a founding member of the Newberry Consort, TREFOIL, and My Lord Chamberlain’s Consort, and has sung frequently with ARTEK and the Folger Consort. Mr. Minter has made over 60 recordings on Harmonia Mundi, Decca/London, Newport Classics, Hungaroton and others.
Drew Minter is also a lauded stage director. He began in the 1990s as director of the operas at the Göttingen Händel Festival, directing period baroque productions. Since then he has directed productions in many styles for the Opéra de Marseilles, Caramoor, the Boston Early Music Festival, Lake George Opera, The Cloisters Museum, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Handel and Haydn, Boston’s Opera Aperta, the Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, Boston University’s Opera Institute, Amherst Early Music, the Folger Shakespeare Theatre, the Five Colleges in Northampton, Tempesta di Mare and Cleveland’s Apollo’s Fire. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Minter was the artistic director of Boston Midsummer Opera, for which he directed his own pastiches of scenes, The Marriages of Mozart and Tales of Offenbach as well as Peter Brook’s Tragedy of Carmen, Mozart’s Così fan tutte, and Rossini’s Italian Girl in Algiers.
Since 1999 Mr. Minter has taught voice, directed opera workshops and conducted the Vassar College Madrigal Singers at Vassar College. In addition to many masterclasses, he teaches acting and singing at a variety of summer workshops, including Amherst Early Music and La Lingua dell Lirica (Novafeltria, Italy); others more recently have included Queens College Baroque, Madison Early Music and Venice Opera Project.