BACH IN BALTIMORE ANNOUNCES SPRING FEVER CONCERT & 8TH ANNUAL BACHFEST GALA & SILENT AUCTION ON SUNDAY MARCH 4, 2018
January 3, 2018
(Baltimore)—Bach in Baltimore announced today its Spring Fever Concert performance on March 4, 2018 at 4 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer located at 5603 N. Charles Street in Baltimore. The 8th Annual BachFest Gala & Silent Auction will immediately follow the concert at 6 p.m. at the same location. The BachFest Gala Event celebrates Bach in Baltimore’s 30 years of outstanding performances and programs while raising critical funding to support the Bach Concert Series, arts education programs, and outreach initiatives available throughout the year.
The Spring Fever Concert features Bach’s festive Cantata 149: Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg (There are joyful songs of victory). Composed in 1728/29 for the Feast of Saint Michael, this bright and joyful piece highlights trumpets and timpani setting the stage for a polyphonic rallying cry triumphing good over evil. The second work of the afternoon is Bach’s exhilarating Orchestral Suite, No. 3 in D major. In addition to the powerful fanfares in the trumpets, this suite is beloved for the famous slow movement nicknamed “Air on a G String.” Bach in Baltimore is very pleased to welcome alto Claire Galloway Weber and tenor Michael Dodge as vocal soloists and Baltimore City College High School as the Student Voice Exchange guest choir.
Immediately following the concert, the BachFest Gala & Silent Auction will commence. Drinks and hors d’ourves will be served throughout the evening as the Silent Auction progresses, while music and entertainment will be provided by the talented musicians of Bach in Baltimore.
Funds raised by the BachFest Silent Auction will bring the transformative magic of music to life for our regions’ audiences who come out to our monthly concerts and to audiences that we bring music to—Bach in Baltimore visits 7-8 area nursing homes and retirement communities each season to share the beauty of Baroque music with residents who are unable to travel to see us perform. Funding raised will also help Bach in Baltimore continue to provide an exceptional artistic home for our many musicians, soloists, and choir members. Additionally, it will help to grow our Student Exchange program, which is now one of the largest music education programs in Maryland, that provides an instructive experience for guest student choirs while offering a performance opportunity at our cantata concerts.
Admission to the Spring Fever Concert is $20 in advance or $22 at the door and admission to the BachFest Gala & Silent Auction is $25. Tickets are required for both events. Tickets for this and all Bach in Baltimore events are available for purchase at BachinBaltimore.org or by calling 410-941-9262. Individual tickets are also available at the door 30 minutes prior to a performance. Please note that Bach in Baltimore’s performance venues vary—we perform across the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.
BACH IN BALTIMORE’S MARCH EVENTS
Spring Fever Concert & 8th Annual Gala BachFest with Silent Auction
Sunday, March 4 at 4 p.m.
Church of the Redeemer
5603 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21212
Claire Galloway Weber, alto
Michael Dodge, tenor
Usher in spring with our Spring Fever Concert featuring Bach’s Cantata 149: Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg (There are joyful songs of victory). Composed in 1728/29 for the Feast of Saint Michael, this bright and festive piece features trumpets and timpani setting the stage for a polyphonic rallying cry triumphing good over evil. Of all the Bach instrumental music, none is more exhilarating and festive than his Orchestral Suite, No. 3 in D major. In addition to the powerful fanfares in the trumpets, this suite is beloved for the famous slow movement nicknamed “Air on a G String.”
The 8th Annual BachFest with Silence Auction will immediately follow the concert at 6 p.m.
Concert admission: $20 in advance, $22 at the door
BachFest admission: $25
ABOUT BACH IN BALTIMORE
Bach in Baltimore’s mission is to perform the choral and instrumental works of Johann Sebastian Bach (and his contemporaries) and to educate the concert-going public about the musical language of Bach and the texts he chose to set to music.
We strive each month to present these works in a historically informed way that will enrich the lives of our audience members and inspire creativity. We wish to foster an appreciation for the arts, particularly for Baroque music, within the entire community. We are committed to providing educational experiences for people of all ages in order to instill a lifelong connection Bach’s music.
For more information, please visit Bach in Baltimore.
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Kristen LePine, Marketing Manager