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2016–2017 Concert Season

Wolfgang-amadeus-mozart_1MOZART’S MASS IN C MINOR
October 9, 2016, 3pm
First Presbyterian Church

Conceived as a celebration of his marriage, Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor was never completed. It stands, however, as an incredible torso with magnificent music from beginning to end. This is Mozart as sheer genius.

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BSSL-2015-Xmas Candlelight Concert-procession-1CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT CONCERT

December 22, 2016, 7:30pm
Powell Hall

The glory of Christmas is celebrated with Magnificat—My Soul Magnifies the Lord by John Rutter, the undisputed master of the Christmas carol. After the traditional candlelight procession the audience is treated to traditional carols, plus The St. Louis Children’s Choirs under the direction of Barbara Berner, all combining to create the perfect holiday experience. Sponsored in part by Emerson and Boeing Employee Community Fund.

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March 12, 2017, 3pm
St. Stanislaus Polish Church

Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, also called Vespers, includes some of the most divine a cappella music ever written. The texts include several psalm settings as well as familiar hymns including Gloria in excelsis, Ave Maria, Magnificat, and Nunc dimittis. Our performance in 1997 was described in the Post as “sublime, lingering in the far reaches of the building like so many gorgeous sunsets.” Rachmaninoff’s music is about beauty, “not for its own sake or for the aesthetic pleasure of those in attendance, but as a foretaste and sign of the Heavenly Kingdom.” This promises to be a sublime experience.

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April 20 to May 21, 2017
Venues across the city

The Bach Festival returns after many years’ absence and will celebrate the breadth of Bach’s work in numerous venues across the city of St. Louis. The Festival will include several collaborations and unique events including a Young Artists Recital, Bach Chamber Music by Candlelight, a Bach jazz concert, a program of Bach organ works and Negro spirituals featuring soprano Marlissa Hudson, and even a performance of Bach’s mini-opera, the Coffee Cantata! Stay tuned as new details develop!

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BSSL-2014-March Concert-4
May 21, 2017, 3pm
First Presbyterian Church

As the climax to our Bach Festival 2017, we present Bach’s rarely heard Christmas Oratorio, a collection of six cantatas for the feast days of the Christmas season. The Bach Society Chorus and Orchestra will be joined by outstanding Baroque soloists from across the country.

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