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Bach’s Masterpiece Opens Chorale’s 2017-18 Concert Season
A fall tradition returns, as past members of the New England Bach Festival Orchestra join the Blanche Moyse Chorale to present music of the baroque master J. S. Bach. This year’s concert program is Bach’s masterpiece, “Mass in B-minor.” The concerts are scheduled Friday, October 6, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 8, at 2 p.m. at the Brattleboro Music Center Auditorium.
The October concerts spotlight a work described by its first publisher as “the greatest musical work of art of all ages and peoples.” Bach’s composition is a musical setting of the Latin text of the Christian ordinary Mass. This text is commonly divided into eight sections, and Bach’s setting of the text divides each of the first four sections into several musical movements, resulting in a total of 27 movements in the entire composition, presenting a grand overview of Bach’s mastery of many styles, and an intimate view of his skill at crafting complex rhythmic and harmonic textures
Concert Choir Looks Forward to 29th Year
The Brattleboro Concert Choir is looking forward to its 29th year, which will feature an inspiring and challenging repertoire, ranging from classic choral masterpieces to innovative contemporary works. Under the acclaimed direction of Susan Dedell, who has announced her retirement after this season, the Brattleboro Concert Choir this January will introduce the astonishing Requiem of Karl Jenkins, a contemporary composer who has won acclaim for his ground-breaking cross-cultural compositions.
Singers wanted: interested new singers, or those wishing to rejoin after a hiatus of more than two years, are encouraged to contact Susan Dedel through the BMC. Call 802-257-4523 or email email@example.com
Juno Orchestra Debuts in First-Ever Public Concert at BMC Concert Hall
Saturday, Sept. 30, will be a night of firsts, with a performance by the new Juno Orchestra in the first public concert at the BMC’s concert hall, at its new location. Featured will be soloist Natalya Rose Vrbsky.
Juno Orchestra is a newly-established chamber orchestra made up of professional musicians from the area around Brattleboro, including musicians from Vermont, New Hampshire, and western Massachusetts.
The performance is set for 7:30 pm at 72 Blanche Moyse Way (across from Living Memorial Park).
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