Scott Allen Jarret Named Artistic Director

Jul 10, 2017 -- Posted by : admin

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Bach Akademie Charlotte is thrilled to announce the appointment of Scott Allen Jarrett as its Artistic Director.

A long-time collaborator with the Oregon Bach Festival, Jarrett is Director of the Vocal Fellows Program and Associate Chorus Master, and, in 2017, conducted the festival’s opening performances of the St Matthew Passion—the only conductor other than Helmuth Rilling to have conducted that masterpiece at the Oregon Bach Festival since its founding. He returns to OBF in 2018 as the conductor of the Discovery Series, teaching two of Bach’s early Leipzig cantatas. Conducting a series of performances of the Bach B Minor Mass in 2012, Jarrett became the first guest conductor to lead Miami’s Seraphic Fire. Since that time, Jarrett has collaborated regularly with Patrick Dupré Quigley and Serephic Fire, returning this season to lead a series of all-Brahms performances. With the Bach Akademie, and his other appointments, Jarrett conducts performances of Cantatas 179, 137, 95, 69a, 80, 140, 54, 182, 36, 147, several motets, the B Minor Mass, and both Matthew and John Passions in the 2017|2018 season.

A resident of Boston, Scott Allen Jarrett is the Director of Music at Boston University’s Marsh Chapel, Resident Conductor of the Handel + Haydn Society, and Music Director of the Back Bay Chorale. At Marsh Chapel, Jarrett oversees all musical activities of the University Chapel, including three choruses, an orchestra, an ensemble-in-residence, a professional staff of singers and instrumentalists, all contributing to comprehensive and diverse musical programming throughout the year. The Chapel’s weekly Sunday service is broadcast live on WBUR, 90.9FM reaching an estimated weekly listenership of more than 50,000 throughout the region. In 2005, he established the Marsh Chapel Collegium to support the annual series of Bach cantata performances as well as regular orchestral features in the concert series. The music of Johann Sebastian Bach has been at the heart of musical life of the Chapel, and in 2007, Jarrett founded The Bach Experience, an expansion of regular cantata performances throughout the academic year, including coaching, lectures, and preaching in order to fully reveal the musical and theological genius of this extraordinary repertoire. In addition to regular performances of Bach’s Passions during Lent, Music at Marsh Chapel has performed more than fifty cantatas since the start of this series. With expanded funding and development opportunities, Jarrett has overseen the creation of the Friends of Music at Marsh Chapel Fund, providing ongoing support and connection with alums and friends of Marsh’s extensive musical community.

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