109th Bethlehem Bach Festival: Bach at 4 "How Brightly Shines"
May
13
4:00 pm16:00

109th Bethlehem Bach Festival: Bach at 4 "How Brightly Shines"

Don’t miss out on the new Festival venue that so many audience members at last year’s re- imagined Festival told us they loved! Greg Funfgeld hosts an intimate concert in the beautiful Incarnation of Our Lord Church and introduces works performed by members of The Bach Choir and Bach Festival Orchestra including the Festival premiere of Cantata 96 Herr Christ, der eige Gottessohn (Lord Christ, only son of God). Tricia Van Oers, sopranino recorder, paints a wonderful image of Christ as the Morning Star, Agnes Zsigovics and Daniel Taylor revel in Bach and Handel duets, and principal cellist Loretta O’Sullivan plays a sonata by Bach contemporary Francesco Geminiani. 

Incarnation of Our Lord Church, Thomas & Buchanan Streets, Bethlehem, PA (Close to Zoellner Arts Center – an easy walk or shuttle bus ride)

Festival Soloists
Agnes Zsigovics, soprano
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano
Daniel Taylor, countertenor
Benjamin Butterfield, tenor
William Sharp, baritone
Daniel Lichti, bass

Admission: $24, Students $9

109th Bethlehem Bach Festival: Easter Oratorio "Songs of Joy"
May
13
8:00 pm20:00

109th Bethlehem Bach Festival: Easter Oratorio "Songs of Joy"

The Choir’s season-long series of Bach’s major works for the great festivals of the church year concludes with the Easter Oratorio – “Our hearts once awash in sadness and adrift, transcend the pain and envision songs of joy.” The program also includes Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 with Boston based and internationally renowned trumpet soloist Terry Everson.

Admission: $32, $26; Students $9

Packer Memorial Church, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

109th Bethlehem Bach Festival: The Mass in B Minor
May
14
2:30 pm14:30

109th Bethlehem Bach Festival: The Mass in B Minor

A glorious tradition treasured by thousands of people from throughout the United States and beyond since the American premiere of Bach’s monumental Mass at the first Bethlehem Bach Festival in 1900.

Festival Soloists
Agnes Zsigovics, soprano
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano
Daniel Taylor, countertenor
Benjamin Butterfield, tenor
William Sharp, baritone
Daniel Lichti, bass

Admission: $58, $46; Students $20

Packer Memorial Church, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

109th Bethlehem Bach Festival: Bach at 4 – "How Brightly Shines"
May
20
4:00 pm16:00

109th Bethlehem Bach Festival: Bach at 4 – "How Brightly Shines"

Don’t miss out on the new Festival venue that so many audience members at last year’s re- imagined Festival told us they loved! Greg Funfgeld hosts an intimate concert in the beautiful Incarnation of Our Lord Church and introduces works performed by members of The Bach Choir and Bach Festival Orchestra including the Festival premiere of Cantata 96 Herr Christ, der eige Gottessohn (Lord Christ, only son of God). Tricia Van Oers, sopranino recorder, paints a wonderful image of Christ as the Morning Star, Agnes Zsigovics and Daniel Taylor revel in Bach and Handel duets, and principal cellist Loretta O’Sullivan plays a sonata by Bach contemporary Francesco Geminiani. 

Incarnation of Our Lord Church, Thomas & Buchanan Streets, Bethlehem, PA (Close to Zoellner Arts Center – an easy walk or shuttle bus ride)

Festival Soloists
Agnes Zsigovics, soprano
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano
Daniel Taylor, countertenor
Benjamin Butterfield, tenor
William Sharp, baritone
Daniel Lichti, bass

109th Bethlehem Bach Festival: Easter Oratorio "Songs of Joy"
May
20
8:00 pm20:00

109th Bethlehem Bach Festival: Easter Oratorio "Songs of Joy"

The Choir’s season-long series of Bach’s major works for the great festivals of the church year concludes with the Easter Oratorio – “Our hearts once awash in sadness and adrift, transcend the pain and envision songs of joy.” The program also includes Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 with Boston based and internationally renowned trumpet soloist Terry Everson.

Admission: $32, $26; Students $9

Packer Memorial Church, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

109th Bethlehem Bach Festival: The Mass in B Minor
May
21
2:30 pm14:30

109th Bethlehem Bach Festival: The Mass in B Minor

A glorious tradition treasured by thousands of people from throughout the United States and beyond since the American premiere of Bach’s monumental Mass at the first Bethlehem Bach Festival in 1900. 

Festival Soloists
Agnes Zsigovics, soprano
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano
Daniel Taylor, countertenor
Benjamin Butterfield, tenor
William Sharp, baritone
Daniel Lichti, bass

Admission: $58, $46; Students $20

Packer Memorial Church, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Calgary Philharmonic: Bach@Knox Festival
May
27
7:30 pm19:30

Calgary Philharmonic: Bach@Knox Festival

  • Knox United Church

From the Calgary Philharmonic website:

Bach’s Mass in B Minor is truly remarkable in its design, scope and expression – a musical summation of all that is possible in sacred music. It transcends the boundaries of faith to become one of the greatest monuments to the human spirit. Our performance will reveal the intricacies of this glorious work with five guest soloists singing both areas and choruses as part of an intimate ensemble of twenty singers. Don’t miss this celebration of five years of Bach@Knox!

Ivars Taurins, Conductor
Early Music Voices

Calgary Philharmonic: Bach@Knox Festival
May
28
7:30 pm19:30

Calgary Philharmonic: Bach@Knox Festival

  • Knox United Church

From the Calgary Philharmonic website:

Bach’s Mass in B Minor is truly remarkable in its design, scope and expression – a musical summation of all that is possible in sacred music. It transcends the boundaries of faith to become one of the greatest monuments to the human spirit. Our performance will reveal the intricacies of this glorious work with five guest soloists singing both areas and choruses as part of an intimate ensemble of twenty singers. Don’t miss this celebration of five years of Bach@Knox!

Ivars Taurins, Conductor
Early Music Voices


Chicago: Music of the Baroque
Apr
3
3:00 pm15:00

Chicago: Music of the Baroque

  • Divine World Chapel

Monteverdi Vespers

Jane Glover, Conductor

From the website:

A towering masterpiece of the early Baroque—at once intimate and grand, prayerful and dramatic, exalted and sensual. Monteverdi’s rarely performed 1610 Vespers of the Blessed Virgin offers up a dizzying array of textures and sonorities in brilliant instrumental writing, opulent choruses, and moving solo arias and duets. Only subscribers are guaranteed seats for what is certain to be a highlight of the coming concert season.

Music of the Baroque Chorus and Instruments
    Jane Glover, conductor
    Yulia Van Doren, soprano
    Agnes Zsigovics, soprano
    Colin Ainsworth, tenor
    Thomas Cooley, tenor

Friday April 1 at 7:30pm, St. Michael’s Church, Chicago
Saturday April 2 at 7:30pm, Divine Word Chapel, Northbrook
Sunday April 3 at 3pm, Divine Word Chapel, Northbrook

Chicago: Music of the Baroque
Apr
2
7:30 pm19:30

Chicago: Music of the Baroque

  • Divine World Chapel

Monteverdi Vespers

Jane Glover, Conductor

From the website:

A towering masterpiece of the early Baroque—at once intimate and grand, prayerful and dramatic, exalted and sensual. Monteverdi’s rarely performed 1610 Vespers of the Blessed Virgin offers up a dizzying array of textures and sonorities in brilliant instrumental writing, opulent choruses, and moving solo arias and duets. Only subscribers are guaranteed seats for what is certain to be a highlight of the coming concert season.

Music of the Baroque Chorus and Instruments
    Jane Glover, conductor
    Yulia Van Doren, soprano
    Agnes Zsigovics, soprano
    Colin Ainsworth, tenor
    Thomas Cooley, tenor

Friday April 1 at 7:30pm, St. Michael’s Church, Chicago
Saturday April 2 at 7:30pm, Divine Word Chapel, Northbrook
Sunday April 3 at 3pm, Divine Word Chapel, Northbrook

Chicago: Music of the Baroque
Apr
1
7:30 pm19:30

Chicago: Music of the Baroque

  • St. Michael's Church (Old Town)

Monteverdi Vespers

Jane Glover, Conductor

From the website:

A towering masterpiece of the early Baroque—at once intimate and grand, prayerful and dramatic, exalted and sensual. Monteverdi’s rarely performed 1610 Vespers of the Blessed Virgin offers up a dizzying array of textures and sonorities in brilliant instrumental writing, opulent choruses, and moving solo arias and duets. Only subscribers are guaranteed seats for what is certain to be a highlight of the coming concert season.

Music of the Baroque Chorus and Instruments
    Jane Glover, conductor
    Yulia Van Doren, soprano
    Agnes Zsigovics, soprano
    Colin Ainsworth, tenor
    Thomas Cooley, tenor

Friday April 1 at 7:30pm, St. Michael’s Church, Chicago
Saturday April 2 at 7:30pm, Divine Word Chapel, Northbrook
Sunday April 3 at 3pm, Divine Word Chapel, Northbrook

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts "Complete Bach Cantatas"
Jan
31
2:00 pm14:00

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts "Complete Bach Cantatas"

  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Salle Bourgie

Theatre of Early Music
Dan Taylor, conductor

Cantata Christ under Herr zum Jordan Kam, BWV 7
Cantata Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt, BWV 18
Cantata Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78

For more information, dial 514-285-2000, option 4, or 1-800-899-6873
Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or in person at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Ticket Counter

Repentigny: Duos d'amour
Jan
28
8:00 pm20:00

Repentigny: Duos d'amour

  • Église de la Purification

"An intimate evening filled with music for the heart and soul is offered by four singers from home and internationally. Come and be lulled by the unique voices of Daniel Taylor, sopranos Agnes Zsigovics and Ellen McAteer and the beautiful timbre of overseas tenor Charles Daniels. The love duets and brilliant works will make you sigh with pleasure and fill you with happiness. A unique opportunity to hear these four divine voices together in a place of magical acoustics."

Ottawa Bach Choir: Mass in B Minor
Nov
15
7:30 pm19:30

Ottawa Bach Choir: Mass in B Minor

  • Dominion-Chalmers United Church, Ottawa

The first concert of the season features the full setting of one of Bach’s last and greatest compositions, completed in 1749, but only first fully performed in 1859. Today it is considered one of the greatest pieces of choral music ever written. The choir is joined by the Baroque orchestra Ensemble Caprice of Montreal and world-class soloists, including countertenor Daniel Taylor, among others.

Agnes Zsigovics, soprano
Daniel Taylor, countertenor
Rebecca Claborn, mezzo-soprano
Jacques-Olivier Chartier, tenor
Daniel Lichti, bass-baritone
Geoff Sirett, baritone

Reserved $50, Adults $40, Seniors $35, Students $15

Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper Street, Ottawa


Ottawa Bach Choir: Mass in B Minor
Nov
14
7:30 pm19:30

Ottawa Bach Choir: Mass in B Minor

  • Grace Church-on-the-Hill, Toronto

The first concert of the season features the full setting of one of Bach’s last and greatest compositions, completed in 1749, but only first fully performed in 1859. Today it is considered one of the greatest pieces of choral music ever written. The choir is joined by the Baroque orchestra Ensemble Caprice of Montreal and world-class soloists, including countertenor Daniel Taylor, among others.

Agnes Zsigovics, soprano
Daniel Taylor, countertenor
Rebecca Claborn, mezzo-soprano
Jacques-Olivier Chartier, tenor
Daniel Lichti, bass-baritone
Geoff Sirett, baritone

Reserved $50, Adults $40, Seniors $35, Students $15

Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper Street, Ottawa

France: Festival d'Ambronay, Bach St-Mark Passion
Sep
25
8:30 pm20:30

France: Festival d'Ambronay, Bach St-Mark Passion

  • Centre Culturel de Rencontre d'Ambronay

Agnes Zsigovics joins conductor Itay Jedlin and Le Concert Étranger ensemble in a 2-to-a-part rendition of the newly reconstructed St Mark Passion.

The St Mark Passion of Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 247) is the lesser known of the three Bach Passions; this is because it is work for which we only know the libretto and circumstances of its composition.

Elora Festival: Ships in the Night
Jul
25
3:00 pm15:00

Elora Festival: Ships in the Night

  • Elora Festival

Early in his career, the genius Handel spent five inspiring years in Italy, but no record exists that he met the prolific Italian composer Vivaldi; it appears that they passed like ships in the night. Supposing these two giants did meet, let’s sample from the motets, operas and instrumental music they might have performed for each other. We are joined by the internationally renowned soprano Agnes Zsigovics in a co-production with Nota Bene Baroque Players.

Agnes and The Nota Bene Baroque Players have been invited to the Elora Festival's 35th Year Celebration for a repeat performance of this successful program. It was originally performed in Stratford and Kitchener last September as part of InnerChamber.

Tafelmusik: Vivaldi Gloria & Handel Coronation Anthems
May
31
3:30 pm15:30

Tafelmusik: Vivaldi Gloria & Handel Coronation Anthems

  • Trinity St-Paul's Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall

Directed by Ivars Taurins
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir

Vivaldi's famous Gloria coupled with Handel's dazzling Coronation Anthems, composed for the crowning of George II at Westminster Abbey in 1727. One of the anthems -  Zadok the Priest - has been sung at every coronation since Handel's time.

Featuring soloist Agnes Zsigovics, soprano.

Enhance Your Experience: Join us for a Talkback with select musicians after our Wed May 27 performance.

Programme

Handel

Coronation Anthems
Zadok the Priest
The King shall rejoice
My heart is inditing
Let thy hand be strengthened

Vivaldi

Gloria

Tafelmusik: Vivaldi Gloria & Handel Coronation Anthems
May
30
8:00 pm20:00

Tafelmusik: Vivaldi Gloria & Handel Coronation Anthems

  • Trinity St-Paul's Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall

Directed by Ivars Taurins
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir

Vivaldi's famous Gloria coupled with Handel's dazzling Coronation Anthems, composed for the crowning of George II at Westminster Abbey in 1727. One of the anthems -  Zadok the Priest - has been sung at every coronation since Handel's time.

Featuring soloist Agnes Zsigovics, soprano.

Enhance Your Experience: Join us for a Talkback with select musicians after our Wed May 27 performance.

Programme

Handel

Coronation Anthems
Zadok the Priest
The King shall rejoice
My heart is inditing
Let thy hand be strengthened

Vivaldi

Gloria

Tafelmusik: Vivaldi Gloria & Handel Coronation Anthems
May
29
8:00 pm20:00

Tafelmusik: Vivaldi Gloria & Handel Coronation Anthems

  • Trinity St-Paul's Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall

Directed by Ivars Taurins
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir

Vivaldi's famous Gloria coupled with Handel's dazzling Coronation Anthems, composed for the crowning of George II at Westminster Abbey in 1727. One of the anthems -  Zadok the Priest - has been sung at every coronation since Handel's time.

Featuring soloist Agnes Zsigovics, soprano.

Enhance Your Experience: Join us for a Talkback with select musicians after our Wed May 27 performance.

Programme

Handel

Coronation Anthems
Zadok the Priest
The King shall rejoice
My heart is inditing
Let thy hand be strengthened

Vivaldi

Gloria

Tafelmusik: Vivaldi Gloria & Handel Coronation Anthems
May
28
8:00 pm20:00

Tafelmusik: Vivaldi Gloria & Handel Coronation Anthems

  • Trinity St-Paul's Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall

Directed by Ivars Taurins
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir

Vivaldi's famous Gloria coupled with Handel's dazzling Coronation Anthems, composed for the crowning of George II at Westminster Abbey in 1727. One of the anthems -  Zadok the Priest - has been sung at every coronation since Handel's time.

Featuring soloist Agnes Zsigovics, soprano.

Enhance Your Experience: Join us for a Talkback with select musicians after our Wed May 27 performance.

Programme

Handel

Coronation Anthems
Zadok the Priest
The King shall rejoice
My heart is inditing
Let thy hand be strengthened

Vivaldi

Gloria

Tafelmusik: Vivaldi Gloria & Handel Coronation Anthems
May
27
7:00 pm19:00

Tafelmusik: Vivaldi Gloria & Handel Coronation Anthems

  • Trinity St-Paul's Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall

Directed by Ivars Taurins
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir

Vivaldi's famous Gloria coupled with Handel's dazzling Coronation Anthems, composed for the crowning of George II at Westminster Abbey in 1727. One of the anthems -  Zadok the Priest - has been sung at every coronation since Handel's time.

Featuring soloist Agnes Zsigovics, soprano.

Enhance Your Experience: Join us for a Talkback with select musicians after our Wed May 27 performance.

Programme

Handel

Coronation Anthems
Zadok the Priest
The King shall rejoice
My heart is inditing
Let thy hand be strengthened

Vivaldi

Gloria 

108th Bethlehem Bach Festival: Bach Cantatas and Concerto
May
8
8:00 pm20:00

108th Bethlehem Bach Festival: Bach Cantatas and Concerto

  • Packer Memorial Church

Presented in historic Packer Memorial Church, this concert features the full choir and orchestra performing Bach cantatas BWV 172 Erschallet, ihr Lieder (Ring forth O songs) and BWV 69 Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele (Praise the Lord, my soul), as well as a dialogue cantata for soprano and bass BWV 152 Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn (Step upon the path of faith). Festival artist-in-residence, the young virtuoso violinist Caroline Goulding, is featured in Bach’s Violin Concerto in E Major. Called “precociously gifted” by Gramophone, Ms. Goulding has been garnering praise since her professional debut at age 13 and recently won a Grammy for her debut album on Teldec

108th Bethlehem Bach Festival: Two Hidden Gems
May
8
4:00 pm16:00

108th Bethlehem Bach Festival: Two Hidden Gems

  • Incarnation of Our Lord Church

Greg Funfgeld hosts an intimate Bach at Noon-style concert in one of Bethlehem’s historic SouthSide churches. Funfgeld will introduce the works performed by members of The Choir and Bach Festival Orchestra including Cantata 182 Himmelskönig, sei willkommen (King of Heaven welcome); Cantata 45 Er ist dir, gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist (It hath been told to you, mankind, what is good); Bach duets sung by Agnes Zsigovics, soprano and Daniel Taylor, countertenor; amd Tricia van Oers featured in Vivaldi's delightful Concerto for Recorder (The Goldfinch).

108th Bethlehem Bach Festival: Bach Cantatas and Concerto
May
1
8:00 pm20:00

108th Bethlehem Bach Festival: Bach Cantatas and Concerto

  • Packer Memorial Church

Presented in historic Packer Memorial Church, this concert features the full choir and orchestra performing Bach cantatas BWV 172 Erschallet, ihr Lieder (Ring forth O songs) and BWV 69 Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele (Praise the Lord, my soul), as well as a dialogue cantata for soprano and bass BWV 152 Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn (Step upon the path of faith). Festival artist-in-residence, the young virtuoso violinist Caroline Goulding, is featured in Bach’s Violin Concerto in E Major. Called “precociously gifted” by Gramophone, Ms. Goulding has been garnering praise since her professional debut at age 13 and recently won a Grammy for her debut album on Teldec

Bach's Mass in B minor
Apr
12
4:00 pm16:00

Bach's Mass in B minor

  • Cathedral Church of All Saints

The King’s Chapel Choir is doing something no one else in North America is currently doing: an ongoing, three-year performance cycle featuring J.S. Bach’s St John Passion, St Matthew Passion, and Mass in B Minor. This year’s work is the famous Mass in B Minor.

The work is one of Bach’s final compositions, completed in the year before his death and not performed in its entirety until a century later, following the discovery of the original score. Now widely considered one of the greatest compositions in musical history, the Mass is a summation of Bach’s lifework, a grand synthesis of enormous musical and spiritual import.

Featuring the hand-picked chamber orchestra Ensemble Regale, the King’s choristers, and a cast of early music soloists from across North America, these performances present a rare opportunity to experience the magnificence of this work live in Nova Scotia.

Bach's Mass in B minor
Apr
11
4:00 pm16:00

Bach's Mass in B minor

  • St John’s Anglican Church

The King’s Chapel Choir is doing something no one else in North America is currently doing: an ongoing, three-year performance cycle featuring J.S. Bach’s St John Passion, St Matthew Passion, and Mass in B Minor. This year’s work is the famous Mass in B Minor.

The work is one of Bach’s final compositions, completed in the year before his death and not performed in its entirety until a century later, following the discovery of the original score. Now widely considered one of the greatest compositions in musical history, the Mass is a summation of Bach’s lifework, a grand synthesis of enormous musical and spiritual import.

Featuring the hand-picked chamber orchestra Ensemble Regale, the King’s choristers, and a cast of early music soloists from across North America, these performances present a rare opportunity to experience the magnificence of this work live in Nova Scotia.

La consolation du coeur
Feb
23
7:30 pm19:30

La consolation du coeur

  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel

A concert dedicated to a tumultuous period in history, the 30 Year War, featuring five German baroque composers—Buxtehüde (1637-1707), JC Bach (1642-1703), Schmelzer (1623-1680), Kuhnau (1660-1722) and Bruhns (1665-1697). To a suffering people music brought comfort, joy and the spiritual elevation for which they longed. Though music at this time was the product of profoundly religious belief, today we can appreciate these masterpieces for their intrinsic beauty, regardless of our own personal path to faith.