Begin your holiday celebrations early, with “Magnificent Bach” at the start of Thanksgiving week. Amid the historic environs and glorious acoustics of the Church of Epiphany, Artistic Director Erin Freeman will lead chorus, soloists, and orchestra in J.S. Bach’s Magnificat in E-flat. You will not want to miss Bach’s original version of his Magnificat (premiered in 1723) at its 300th anniversary, complete with the rarely performed four Christmas interpolations. The concert will open with a cappella works inspired by the Christmas interpolations.
Eva Toller, arr.: Ett barn är fött på denna dag | Jan Sandström: Gloria | Sergei Rachmaninoff: Bogoroditse Devo | Anton Bruckner: Virga Jesse Floruit | Elaine Hagenberg: Alleluia
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in E-flat (BWV 423a)
Featuring: Laura Choi Stuart, soprano | Janna Critz, mezzo-soprano | Oliver Mercer, tenor | Justin Harrison, baritone