2016–17 Season

An exuberant Bach Vespers leads into a week of the music of Leipzig and its astounding musicians and composers.

 

Pre-vespers talk 5:15 with Gregory Barnett. Reception following.

An evening of Leipzig's 19th-century masters Mendelssohn and Reger, with the Bach Choir, Houston Saengerbund, and brass players from the Houston Symphony.

 

Pre-concert talk 6:45 by Paolo Bordignon. Reception following.

Elegance and beauty will abound in this evening featuring one of the world's most outstanding harpsichordists.

 

Reception following. Jointly presented with Houston Early Music.

As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches, we present Bach’s most famous composition for the day, complete with fanfares from Christ the King's iconic bell tower.

 

Pre-vespers talk 5:15 with Matthew Dirst. Reception following.

 SYREN Modern Dance of New York joins Rick Erickson to present a fusion of sound and movement, bringing Bach’s monumental contrapuntal achievement to new heights. 

Pre-concert talk 5:15 with Rick Erickson. Reception following.

This Vespers features Bach's early cantata based on one of Luther's most beloved Advent hymns, Schütz's Magnificat for Four Choirs, and motets by Brahms and Distler.

 

Pre-vespers talk 5:15 with Peter Loewen. Reception following.

Celebrate the New Year with Dutch organist Paul Tegels as he presents the organ masterpieces of Bach and those from his homeland.

 

Prosecco and cake reception following.

Austrian harpsichordist Mario Aschauer performs Bach's dramatic French Overture and charming Italian Concerto.

 

Reception following.

Johann Sebastian wasn't the only great composer and musician in his family. Find out why as we explore choral masterpieces by members of the whole Bach family.

 

Pre-concert talk 5:15 with Daniel Melamed. Reception following.

An intimate evening of Bach's early cantatas based on psalm texts featuring the Bach Orchestra principal players and four singers.

 

Reception following.

Join us as the Brazilian master João Kouyoumdjian explores some of Bach’s most introspective music with his unparalleled approach.

 

Reception following.

Professional musicians (and those who are on their way!) volunteer their talents and perform Bach's music all day. Donations will benefit Bach in Schools.

Trio sonatas are to Bach as string quartets to Beethoven. Hear these incredible works performed by six stellar instrumentalists.

 

Pre-concert talk 6:45 by Christopher Holman. Reception following.

One of the world's most moving and powerful works tells the Passion story through vivid, dynamic musical language.

 

April 9: Pre-concert talk 5:15 with Michael Marissen. Reception following.

Christopher Holman brings youthful vitality to Bach's thrilling early organ works.

 

Our season finale previews the Bach Choir's voyage to Germany for the 2017 BachFest Leipzig. Musical fireworks celebrating Pentecost will abound!

 

Pre-vespers talk 5:15 with Christopher Anderson. Reception following.

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