University Choir and the Evansville Bach Singers

7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Neu Chapel Sanctuary, University of Evansville Campus

The University of Evansville University Choir will be joined by the Evansville Bach Singers to present a concert titled "The Three B's:  Bach, Bach, and Bach" featuring works by three of the most famous members of the Bach family. 

The concert will open with two choral psalm settings:   Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden (Praise the Lord all ye Nations-Psalm 117) by the most famous member of the Bach family, Johann Sebastian Bach followed by the double choir work Das ist meine Freude (Thou art my joy, Psalm 78) by Johann Sebastian's cousin Johann Ludwig Bach. The featured work on the program will be the nine movement Magnificat by Johann Sebastian's second son, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, a composer whose fame actually eclipsed the fame of his father during the 18th century.  This dramatic and powerful work, a setting of the Canticle of Mary from the book of Luke, is CPE Bach's most famous large scale choral work. The performance of the Magnificat will include a chamber orchestra of UE faculty, students, and area professionals.  Faculty soloists Stacey Uthe soprano, Gregory Rike tenor, Jon Truitt, baritone as well as guest soprano soloist Andrea Drury will join the choirs and orchestra for the Magnificat.

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