Bach Akademie Charlotte Announces 2018/19 Season

Oct 1, 2018

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Following a well-received inaugural season and on the heels of the first annual Charlotte Bach Festival, Bach Akademie Charlotte announces its 2018|19 Season! Specializing in presentations of historically informed performance, the Akademie returns with another year of exciting programming exploring the works of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries through the year-long Cantata Series and the Charlotte Bach Festival in June.

The Cantata Series opens the second weekend of October with “Priceless Treasure: Bach and the Motet Tradition” in which Artistic Director, Dr. Scott Allen Jarrett, will return to the podium to lead the BA|Charlotte Cantata Choir in J.S. Bach’s motet, “Jesu, meine Freude”. Dr. Jarrett will elaborate on the German motet tradition through works by Schütz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and a motet by one of Sebastian Bach’s cousins, Johann Ludwig Bach. Continuing to partner with organizations throughout the Charlotte region, the Akademie will give presentations of “Priceless Treasure: Bach and the Motet Tradition” in Matthews, Davidson, and Charlotte October 11th through the 13th.

To start the new year, Bach Akademie Charlotte will once again have the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra join the BA|Charlotte Cantata Choir in a program around Bach’s epiphany cantata, Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen for performances in the Charlotte area February 1st and 2nd. Also, the Akademie is honored to be with our partners and friends at 89.9 WDAV Classical Public Radio for their 40th Anniversary Gala on January 31st.

The second annual Charlotte Bach Festival opens the Carolina summer with an opening weekend of Bach’s Magnificat on June 7th and 8th, 2019. Singers from the Emerging Artist Program, the Akademie’s key educational initiative, will once again come from around the country in a week-long study of Bach in the Queen City, joining the BA|Charlotte Cantata Choir and NCBO in the Festival’s Bach Experience and Masterwork programming. The festival week will again include the Visiting Artist Recital Series as well as the 2019 Bach Experience lecture-concerts, which will focus on a study of BWV 19 and 149 - two of J.S. Bach’s cantatas composed for the Feast of St. Michael. The 2019 Charlotte Bach Festival will conclude with one of Bach’s most fervent Masterworks, the St. Matthew Passion, on June 14th and 15th.



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