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Gamut Bach Ensemble

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 8:00 PM

St. Mark’s Church

1625 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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A unique collaboration between young exceptional modern musicians and a historically informed Bach specialist, the Gamut Bach Ensemble prides itself on stylistically sensitive, earnest and insightful Bach performances. Having impressed both our chamber music and early music audiences in last season’s Philadelphia debut, the Ensemble, directed by Koji Otsuki, returns to PCMS for an evening of Bach's solo cantatas.

Koji Otsuki, director and violoncello piccolo; Sarah Shafer, soprano; John Moore, baritone; Mary Lynch, oboe; Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin; David McCarroll, violin; Ayane Kozasa, viola;  Angela Park, cello; Anna Marsh, bassoon; Nate West, double bass; Maho Sone Grazzini, organ

All-Bach Program including Cantatas:
Ich habe genug, BWV 82
Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199
Selected arias

Gamut Bach Ensemble

The word Gamut, in music, is the complete range of notes in a system, an instrument or a particular piece.  It derives from “Gamma-Ut,” the lowest note on the medieval sequence of hexachords– the system used in the teaching of practical music well into the baroque period.  Paying tribute to the root of so much.

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St. Mark’s Church

Address: 1625 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The sanctuary of the church seats 475 and all concerts at this venue are general admission seating. St. Mark's Church was founded in 1847 and actually built between 1848 and 1849 according to designs by John Notman, the architect who later designed nearby St. Clement's Church and the Church of the Holy Trinity. St. Mark's Church was specifically founded…more info