BACH - SACRED & SILLY
We are back in the sun drenched home of Dennis Wedlick and Curtis Devito with the entire ensemble and guest instrumentalists Kathie Stewart, Tricia van Oers, recorders and flute; Olivier Brault, Andrew Fouts, Kyle Miller, violin and viola; Jaap ter Linden, Douglas Kelley, gamba; Loretta O'Sullivan, cello and Anne Trout, bass.
Here we mourn with the young Bach, ardent and dextrous with genius in a cantata to ease our pain against loss, offering succor with biblical citations and his sure belief that God is there to help. He speaks to us like children and the music engages our imagination with beautiful sounds and beguiling counterpoint while stroking our cheeks like a loving grandfather. There is nothing more touching, beautiful and brilliantly written than Bach's youthful Actus Tragicus.
In contrast, Bach as the dad who is exasperated by his fresh and foxy scheming daughter in the Coffee Cantata. She is clearly a girl who has read "The Art of the Deal!" and the mature Bach puts words in her mouth, sensual and playful music in our ears.
Join vocalists Pascale Beaudin, Eric Juranas, Marc Molomot and Tyler Duncan in Bach's inspired Cantata 106 Actus Tragicus (written in his 20s) and perfectly silly Coffee Cantata as well as the viola virtuoso showcase, the Sixth Brandenburg Concerto.