JAMES BAGWELL Conducts Vivaldi’s Gloria – June 4th

25th Anniversary Spring Choral Concert

Saturday | June 4th | 6pm

James Bagwell ConductsJames Bagwell Conducting cropped
Vivaldi’s Gloria
Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante

Helena Baillie, violin
Marka Gustavsson, viola
Eight Soloists including Teresa Buchholz, mezzo-soprano
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And the Bard Baroque Ensemble

THE PROGRAM (click for Notes)

Mozart — Regina Coeli 
Mozart — Ave Verum Corpus 
Mozart — Symphonia Concertante
Zelenka — Magnificat
Vivaldi — Gloria
W.F. Bach — Duet for 2 violas

There is no more fitting piece for celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Berkshire Bach Society than Vivaldi’s vibrant setting of Gloria.  This work, which combines both choral and solo vocal sections, remains one of the staples of the choral repertoire and has remained for centuries an audience favorite.  The Gloria will be paired with Mozart’s great instrumental masterpiece, the Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra.  Violinist Helena Baillie and violist Marka Gustavsson will be joining the Bard Baroque Orchestra (Alexander Bonus, director) for this performance. The popularity of this work has extended into the world of film, being featured prominently in Sophie’s Choice, and of course, Amadeus.  Rounding out the program will be two shorter choral works by Mozart, a hidden gem, the Magnificat by Zelenka, and a delicious piece by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach.  The program will be conducted by James Bagwell.

Pre-Concert Meet and Greet with Musicians at 5:30 pmBarrington Coffee logo
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First Congregational Church
251 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA

$50 Preferred Seating – by Advance Reservation
$30 Open Seating
$45/$25 Berkshire Bach members
Children and Students free with ID