Bach to the Future
Saturday, Jan 16: St. John's Bach Project
St. John's United Methodist Church has a penchant for presenting music that is both historically fascinating and culturally relevant. This Saturday, the St. John's Bach Project reaches into the baroque vault for a recital of piano and vocal works by the legendary German composer. French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817, is part of a series of pieces written for the clavichord or harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach during the first quarter of the 18th century. It will be played by pianist Amy Greer. Greer is a columnist for American Music Teacher, has worked extensively with the Santa Fe Symphony and New Mexico Philharmonic and holds a piano performance degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.
Also featured on the early evening program will be Bach's Cantata, BWV 111, "Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh' allzeit," a sacred vocal work originally performed the third Sunday after Epiphany on the Christian calendar. The piece—scored for four singers and a chamber orchestra—takes place in six movements and has a theme of acceptance and affirmation here on Earth and beyond. Claudia Giese conducts. Admission is free, childcare is available. St. John's United Methodist Church • Sat Jan 16 • 5-6pm • FREE • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar