DALLAS BACH SOCIETY’S 36TH SEASON!
Skyrocketing into the future, with Old World class
October 13, 2018 • 7:30 pm• Zion Lutheran Church
As the sacred cantata was at the heart of Baroque music, we open the 2018-19 concert series with a program of sacred cantatas by Bach, Buxtehude, Scarlatti, Charpentier, and more. Featured will be our very special countertenor Nicholas Garza in Bach’s solo Cantata #54 and in Heinrich Bach’s Ach, dass ich Wassers g’nug hatte. Also featured is Bach’s glorious Cantata #78, Jesu, der du meine Seele and Domenico Scarlatti’s amazing Stabat Mater for 10 solo voices.
December 8, 2018 • 7:30 pm• Zion Lutheran Church
Celebrate the season with music for Advent and Christmas from the Baroque period, including the works of Bach andother German composers, and their Italian and French colleagues. Come enjoy Bach’s truly elaborate and moving second version of the cantata “Nun komm der Heiden Heiland” (Cantata #62). Caroling in German will once again follow the concert.
December 22, 2018 • 7:30 pm • Zion Lutheran Church
The audience becomes the chorus, along with the Dallas Bach Orchestra and vocal soloists, in this annual Bach Society tradition. Get out that score and sing-along!
December 23, 2018 • 7:00 pm Meyerson Symphony Center
The annual performance of the complete Messiah of George
Frideric Handel has become a date not to be missed by
music-lovers in the Metroplex, as the Dallas Bach Orchestra
and Chorus, along with select vocal soloists, bring this
unforgettable work to life once again in the glorious
atmosphere of the Meyerson Symphony Center. Please note
the special starting time!
New Year’s Eve: Bach Favorites
December 31, 2018 • 7:30 pm • Zion Lutheran Church
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Air on the G String, Sheep May
Safely Graze, two Double Concertos, and the amazing Cantata
#140 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, and more – all brought
together for our DBS New Year’s celebration. Ring in the new
year with great music, and join us for a toast after the concert!
Apollon, La Nuit, et Comus
March 19, 2019 • 7:30 pm• Moody Performance Hall
The New York Baroque Dance Company joins the Bach
Society for an evening of court entertainment including this
brilliant work of Nicholas Bernier composed for the “Nights at
Sceaux’; the palace of the Duchesse du Maine. Also featured
will be the seminal work of 18th century choreographer
Marie Salle – Les Caracteres de la Danse.
J.S. Bach’s Saint John Passion
April 13, 2019 • 7:30 pm• Zion Lutheran Church
The first of the great Passions, Bach’s most dramatic setting
of the Passion story approaches opera in its emotional and
dramatic intensity. With Evangelist Dann Coakwell, who
continues to receive the highest praise for his interpretation
of this role, the Dallas Bach Orchestra and Chorus and other
Don’t Miss our Three Fabulous House Concerts!
Experience the soul-cleansing music of the Baroque in a more intimate setting!
Paul Leenhouts, Recorders
November 10, 2018 • 8:00 pm
Internationally renowned and much recorded, Paul
Leenhouts was a founder of the groundbreaking Amsterdam
Loeki Stardust Quartet, and has appeared as soloist and
ensemble player all over Europe and the United States. He
currently serves as the head of the Early Music Program at
the University of North Texas. https://music.unt.edu/faculty-and-staff/paul-leenhouts.
Anna Fredericka Popova, Soprano
January 26, 2019 • 8:00 pm
If you have heard and seen Anna perform in the Dallas Bach Society’s Messiah, you know you will not want to miss the talented Ms. Popova sing important arias of Handel, Bach, Purcell and Vivaldi, with Artistic Director James Richman at the harpsichord.
Ha Dang, Baroque Violin
May 4, 2019 • 8:00 pm
The brilliant young Vietnamese violinist plays Bach and other virtuoso works from the Baroque period.