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January 5, 2017
Choral Arts Philadelphia Continues Unprecedented Journey With
“1734-1735: A SEASON IN THE LIFE OF J.S. BACH”
A Rare Presentation of 18-Cantata Cycle from Bach’s Most Creative Year
February 1 through April 26, 2017
PHILADELPHIA, FEBRUARY 1-APRIL 26, 2017: Choral Arts Philadelphia, a premier chamber choir led by Artistic Director Matthew Glandorf, presents the Winter (Epiphany Season) and Spring (Eastertide & Ascension) segments of the 1734-1735: A Season In The Life of J.S. Bach series which was launched in October of 2016. The 2017 portion of the extraordinary series, in partnership with the Philadelphia Bach Collegium, includes five programs each offering two Bach cantatas composed and/or performed during that liturgical season. The cantatas bookmark brief insightful talks given by guest scholar speakers. A distinctive variation on Choral Arts’ popular series Bach at Seven, the five Winter/Spring programs are presented on Wednesdays, 7-8 pm, at S. Clement’s Church (2013 Appletree Street, Philadelphia) with pay-what-you-wish admission and a post-concert reception.
J.s. bach is back on new year's eve 2016 - complete "christmas oratorio" an encore by popular demand presented by choral arts philadelphia and the bach festival of philadelphia
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November 29, 2016
PHILADELPHIA, DECEMBER 31, 2016/ NEW YEAR’S EVE: Choral Arts Philadelphia, accompanied by the Philadelphia Bach Collegium, led by Artistic Director Matthew Glandorf, present a rare historically informed performance of J.S. Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 (Christmas Oratorio). The late afternoon festive concert is hosted by Marvin Rosen (host of “Classical Discoveries” at WPRB, Princeton NJ) and takes place at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 38th and Chestnut Streets, 4-8 PM, with extended intermission.
CHORAL ARTS PHILADELPHIA LAUNCHES UNPRECEDENTED "1734-1735: A SEASON IN THE LIFE OF J.S. BACH" - BEGINNING OCTOBER 5: ACCLAIMED ENSEMBLE TO PERFORM COMPLETE CYCLE OF 18 CANTATAS FROM BACH'S MOST CREATIVE YEAR
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September 8, 2016
PHILADELPHIA, OCTOBER 5, 2016 – APRIL 26, 2017: Choral Arts Philadelphia, a premiere chamber choir led by Artistic Director Matthew Glandorf, has announced the award of a major grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, to present 1734-1735: A Season In The Life of J.S. Bach. The project is a series of nine concert-and-lecture programs presented on Wednesdays 7-8 PM, October 2016 through April 2017, at S. Clement’s Church. Partnering with the Bach Festival of Philadelphia’s resident ensemble of period instruments Philadelphia Bach Collegium, Choral Arts will zoom in on one year in the creative life of Bach, to offer a complete cycle of 18 surviving Cantatas composed and performed during the 1734/35 liturgical season, while Bach served as Cantor of St. Thomas Church and School in Leipzig, Germany. Offered in the intended calendar sequence, the Cantata cycle will be presented within the greater expanded context of Choral Arts’ popular Bach At Seven Cantata Series.