The San Diego Bach Collegium announced Friday it’s 2014-15 season, which it bills as offering the greatest variety in the institution’s 12-year history.
“Our 12th season will offer some of the greatest variety to date—German, English, French Renaissance, and Baroque,”said Music Director Ruben Valenzuela. “The season includes the San Diego premiere of Handel’s dramatic oratorio verging on opera: La Resurrezione.”
Valenzuela founded the collegium to bring historically-informed performances of the Renaissance, Baroque, and in particular the vocal works of J.S. Bach, to San Diego audiences.
The ensemble typically plays in churches, and venues for the 2014-15 season will be announced soon. The season includes:
THE LEIPZIG LEGACY: The Thomaskantor Tradition, Sept. 26-27
Music of Sebastian Knüpfer, Johann Schelle, Johann Kuhnau, and J.S. Bach, all of whom were thomaskantor, or musical director, of the major churches in the German city of Leipzig.
G.F. HANDEL: Messiah HWV 56, Dec. 5,6 & 8
The annual performance of Handel’s beloved Oratorio.
MAGNIFICAT: From Darkness to Light, Dec. 12-13
A sequence of Advent and Christmas music from the Renaissance and Baroque.
MUSICA POETICA: Theatre of the Baroque, Feb. 27-28
Music of J.S. Bach, Handel, Durante, and Purcell with guest director Nicholas Kraemer.
G.F. HANDEL: La Resurrezione HWV 47 | Rome 1708, April 17-18
The San Diego premiere of Handel’s dramatic oratorio retells the events between Good Friday and Easter Day.
A TALE OF TWO CITIES: Rome & Paris, May 29-30
Carissimi’s oratorio “Jepthe” and Charpentier’s miniature tragedie en musique “Acteon.”
Each concert is preceded by a roundtable discussion between selected performers and audience members, providing an opportunity to discuss the various topics related to the forthcoming concert.
Tickets to individual concerts are $25 or $40. Discounted tickets for seniors/students are $20. Details and tickets can be found at the collegium’s website.
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