, San Francisco Bay Area’s only professional Ensemble dedicated solely to the performance of the Cantatas of J.S. Bach, proudly announces its 3rd season of FREE Bach Concerts on Sunday afternoons at 5PM in the intimate St. Mary Magdalen Church in Berkeley.
Comprised of some of the community’s most respected and beloved musicians, supported by an enthusiastic Board of Directors, and endorsed by an illustrious Advisory Board, has created a magical community of listeners who share in this traversal of musical treasures. The 3rd Season includes 5 full SATB programs of cantatas, featuring 18 world class soloists and the stunning Ancora Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir.
FREE to the public, thanks to grants from The Chicago Community Trust, the Richard and Mary L. Gray Foundation, the Jewish Community Endowment Fund, the Richard M. and Susan L. Kaplan Philanthropic Fund, the KAVAH Fund, and generous individual support, presents these iconic works as the equivalent of a World Heritage Site, a collection of masterworks belonging to all people.
Due to the unprecedented success of our Berkeley concerts expands to Palo Alto in 2019-20, with the November and May programs being offered at the beautiful All Saints Episcopal Church. We invite all listeners to experience the cantatas in their “natural habitat”: the live dimensions of sound and time.
September 29, 2019
BWV 61 and BWV 131
December 1, 2019
BWV 93 and BWV 85
March 22, 2020
BWV 95 and BWV 139