September 25, 6:00 PM
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.
The Glorious Sounds of Leipzig
September 27, 7:30 PM
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.
Charlotte Mattax, Harpsichord
October 20, 7:30 PM
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.
Bach Vespers for Reformation Day
October 30, 6:00 PM
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.
Art of Fugue with Dance
November 13, 6:00 PM
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.
Bach Vespers for Advent
December 11, 6:00 PM
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.
New Year's Day Organ Concert
with Paul Tegels ◆ January 1, 6:00 PM
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.
Mario Aschauer, Harpsichord
January 19, 7:30 PM
Austrian harpsichordist Mario Aschauer performs Bach's dramatic French Overture and charming Italian Concerto.
Bach Family Motets
February 19, 6:00 PM
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.
Bach and the Psalms
January 22, 6:00 PM ◆ Congregation Beth Israel
An intimate evening of Bach's early cantatas based on psalm texts featuring the Bach Orchestra principal players and four singers.
Bach and the Guitar
with João Kouyoumdjian ◆ March 9, 7:30 PM
Join us as the Brazilian master João Kouyoumdjian explores some of Bach’s most introspective music with his unparalleled approach.
March 18, 1:00–7:00 PM
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.
Bach Trio Sonatas
with Paul Leenhouts ◆ March 30, 7:30 PM
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.
St. John Passion
April 9, 6:00 PM & April 14, 3:00 PM
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.
Young Bach at the Organ
with Christopher Holman ◆ May 7, 6:00 PM
Christopher Holman brings youthful vitality to Bach's thrilling early organ works.
Bach Vespers: On to Leipzig!
June 4, 6:00 PM
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.