James Bagwell | Nov 3

Saturday | November 3 | 7:30 PM

Bach and More:  James Bagwell conducts Baroque Songs of Praise

12 Professional Voices  

Music by
Bach, Monteverdi, Hassler, Schutz, Handl, Vecchi, LeJeune and more

Meet and Greet Reception to follow. Open to all.

First Congregational Church
251 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA




The Berkshire Bach Society opens its 28th concert season with James Bagwell returning to conduct an ensemble of 12 professional voices a cappella in sacred and secular music from the early Baroque. Programming includes nearly a dozen of the composers who laid the foundation for the emotional expressivity and glorious sound of Bach, Handel, and other masters of the period. The concert finds early hints of Bach’s compositional techniques in motets and madrigals by Isaac, Schutz, Monteverdi and others, including rarely-performed treasures from Polish master Pekiel and Francisco Lopez-Capillas, the first native-born chapel master in the New World. 

Organist Renee Anne Louprette sets the framework by opening the concert with a solo performance of Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in G Major and ending by accompanying the lovely Bach motet, Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden. Aside from that backing, a stellar powerhouse of 12 outstanding vocalists from across the country will perform another 16 songs from the baroque era a cappella. The evening promises to be another special occasion of intriguing repertoire and fine performances by the Berkshire’s leading Baroque music organization. 

TICKETS | In Advance and at the Door

$35 Open Seating | $30 Berkshire Bach members
$60 Premium Seating | $55 Berkshire Bach members

Open Seating Tickets are available in advance and at the door.
Premium seats are by Advance Reservation only.

Children and Full-Time Students free with ID