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Alleluja! Cantatas and Motets by the Thomaskantor
Thursday September 22 – 7:00 pm
The Bach Society of Minnesota presents a concert of cantatas and motets by J.S. Bach, the “Thomaskantor,” Thursday, September 22, at 7 pm at Central Lutheran Church, 259 W. Wabasha Street in Winona.
The full range of Bach’s musical vision is on display in this inaugural concert – Winona first! — of Artistic Director Matthias Maute. From the rich sounds of two cantatas on a large scale with magnificent choruses and arias to the sparkling virtuosity of the 4th Brandenburg concerto, the Bach Society provides a feast for the ear an
d the soul.
The concert features Cantatas #39 and #180, Motet Lobet den Herrn, Partita for solo recorder, and the 4th Brandenburg Concerto by J.S. Bach.
Tickets are available online and at the door: $23 for adults, $17 for seniors (65+) and $8 for students. Visit www.bachsocietymn.org, call (651) 239-4813, or email [email protected] to purchase tickets or for more information.
JUNO Award-winning Matthias Maute has achieved an international reputation as a conductor, composer, recorder and flute player. He is widely recognized for creating and leading ingenious and captivatingly original programs with Ensemble Caprice, the orchestra he conducts in Montreal. He tours extensively with the ensemble, frequently performing in prestigious festivals around the globe. He also has conducted the world’s leading baroque orchestras, including Seattle Baroque, Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire, and the Magnificat Baroque Ensemble. Maute won the JUNO Award—the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy—for Best Classical Album of the Year (Vocal or Choral Performance) for Gloria! Vivaldi”s Angels on the Analekta label. His recording of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, juxtaposed with his own arrangements of Preludes from Shostakovich’s Op. 87, was hailed by The New Yorker’s Alex Ross “for its fleet, characterful approach” and “its fresh, vibrant colors.” Based in Montreal, Matthias Maute is co-artistic director of the Montreal Baroque Festival. He currently teaches at l’Université de Montreal and McGill University.
About the Bach Society of MN
The Bach Society of Minnesota is the region’s only performing arts organization focused on the glorious vocal and instrumental music of Johann Sebastian Bach and those he inspired. With an incredible 84-year history, BSM is the oldest organization in the U.S. specializing in Bach’s music. Today, the organization continues its commitment to high-caliber performances with period instruments and historic performance practices that communicate the depths and passions of Bach’s compositions.
About Central Lutheran Church
Central Lutheran Church is located at Huff and Wabasha (7th) next to Winona State University. For more information, call 507-452-5156 or visit the church website: CentralLutheranChurch.org.