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2020–21 SEASON

Welcome to a new season with Bach Society Houston! We're very excited to present concerts and Bach Vespers in Houston and Galveston, consisting of great masterpieces and little-known gems alike. All our events for the Fall will be broadcast only online without cost. Details about venues and ticket subscriptions for the Spring will be announced in January 2021.

ALL EVENTS

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October 4, 2020 | 6:00 P.M.

Bach Vespers: My Soul Longs after You

Broadcast online only

The season opens with a Bach Vespers centered around the chamber cantata Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich ("My Soul Longs after You, Lord"), one of Bach's early attempts at the genre that would make him famous. This event will be broadcast online.

January 1, 2021 | 6:00 P.M.

New Year's Day Organ Recital

To usher in the New Year, Mary Joy Silmaro performs a rich variety of exuberant works by German and British composers.

March 13 & 14, 2021

The Complete Sonatas & Partitas for Unaccompanied

Violin: Part II

Members of the Bach Orchestra perform the complete sonatas and partitas for solo violin, which are among the most beautiful and technically demanding in the repertoire.

June 6, 2021 | 6:00 P.M.

Bach Vespers: Music of the Americas in the Time of Bach

To conclude the season, the Bach Choir presents a festive Bach Vespers celebrating the works of Bach and his contemporaries in the New World.

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November 21, 2020 | 4:00 P.M.

Bach at Home: The Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach

Broadcast online only

 

Johann Sebastian presented two musical notebooks to his wife Anna Magdalena, which included dances, chorales, sonatas, marches, preludes, arias, and more for music-making in the Bach family home. In this concert, artists from the Bach Choir and Orchestra present many of the exquisite works that comprise this delightful collection.

February 6, 2021 | 4:00 P.M.

Concerti for Strings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Bach Orchestra performs a series of dazzling concertos by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, and Telemann in the splendid gallery of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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March 28 & April 2, 2021

Music for the Passion

The Bach Choir and Orchestra present a meditative program centered around Heinrich Schütz's The Seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross and Bach's dramatic cantata From the Depths I Cry to You.

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December 13, 2020 | 6:00 P.M.

Bach Vespers for Advent

Broadcast online only

 

The great Advent chorale Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland ("Now Come, Savior of the Heathens") was adapted from a plainchant melody by Martin Luther himself, and has inspired countless composers throughout the ages. This Bach Vespers centers around Johann Sebastian's take on this powerful melody: a stunning cantata which combines elements of the French, German, and Italian baroque compositional styles.

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February 20 & 21, 2021

The Complete Sonatas & Partitas for Unaccompanied

Violin: Part I

Members of the Bach Orchestra perform the complete sonatas and partitas for solo violin, which are among the most beautiful and technically demanding in the repertoire.

April 17 & 18, 2021

The Complete Sonatas & Partitas for Unaccompanied

Violin: Part III

Members of the Bach Orchestra perform the complete sonatas and partitas for solo violin, which are among the most beautiful and technically demanding in the repertoire.

Contact Us

 

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Houston, TX 77005

info@bachsocietyhouston.org

713.400.0514

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