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Music in Response Series – October 11, 2020- Chris Shepard & Ellen Gilson Voth discuss J.S. Bach’s Cantata (BWV 25)

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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As part of Chorale’s offerings this year, we’re thrilled to launch our Music in Response series which focuses on musical works that emerged in times of crisis or, in some way, speak to our vulnerability and coping through times of crisis. On Oct. 11 we will start with a close look at a J.S. Bach cantata (BWV 25), with a dynamic speaker and Bach expert, Chris Shepard. However much or little you know of Bach and his music, this presentation will have an enormous amount to offer to everyone.

Dr. Chris Shepard is the Artistic Director of CONCORA (Connecticut Choral Artists), the Worcester Chorus (Worcester, MA), the Masterwork Chorus of New Jersey, and Director of Music at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Stamford, CT. In 2001 he founded the Sydneian Bach Choir & Orchestra in Sydney, Australia, the biennial Sydney Grammar School Bach Festival and from 2005 to 2008 was Music Director of Sydney Grammar School: Bach 2010.  Under his direction, the ensemble performed over seventy-five cantatas, as well as the two Passions (BWV 244BWV 245), the B Minor Mass (BWV 232), and the Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248).  His dissertation on the performance history of Bach’s Mass in B minor in New York City (1900-1980) received the 2012 Julius Herford Dissertation Prize from the American Choral Directors Association.
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October 11
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm