Monday, April 27, 2009

Next Vespers

May 24, at 6pm, back at the usual place.
We'll be singing
  • Handel: O Sing unto the Lord (Chandos Anthem)
  • Bach: Cantata 12, Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen

So, I did get this announcement up early!

Still no idea what, if anything, I'll be doing this summer. Getting the house ready to be remodeled is taking priority.

In other news, tomatoes are ripening in the garden. We picked our first, which was prematurely ripening because it had been attacked by a caterpillar. We cut out the bad parts and ate the pink fruit. It was still pretty good; better than supermarket tomatoes. The tomato bed is enclosed in mosquito netting this year, in hopes that further damage by bugs and other wildlife will be prevented.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Vespers this Sunday

For a radical change of pace, the Bach Choir will be singing a vespers service at First Evangelical Lutheran Church this Sunday, April 26, at 6 pm. We'll be singing Christ lag in Todesbanden, Cantata BWV 4, plus a work by Schutz, and another by Van Brock(?).

One of these times I'll announce it a whole week in advance. Or more!

Oh, let's not get crazy.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Handel's Brockes Passion

Palm Sunday, 6pm
Good Friday, 3pm
Christ the King Lutheran Church
corner of Greenbriar and Rice Blvd.
Admission is free, as always.

Come see this. The music is beautiful. The talent is impressive. The Bach Choir always does a good job, but this is a special event. Really, come if you can. Arrive half an hour early, because it's a small church and it will fill up.

A couple of sneak preview clips from the orchestra rehearsal today. I took them with my little old camera, so the sound and video are far from what you'll experience. But Zach does an absolutely gorgeous job as Peter:

And Melissa Givens, as always, delivers beautiful soprano coluratura: