Gamut Bach Ensemble

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Church of the Holy Trinity

Church of the Holy Trinity

1904 Walnut Street Learn More

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About This Performance

A unique collaboration between young, exceptional instrumentalists, singers, 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 each of the last four seasons, the Ensemble, directed by Koji Otsuki, embarks on a program that includes one of the most beloved Bach cantatas in Actus tragicus, featuring local outstanding period instrumentalists in the luminous Church of the Holy Trinity.

Koji Otsuki, director; Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin; Sian Ricketts, soprano; Sara Couden, alto; Kyle Stegall, tenor; Jean Bernard Cerin, baritone; Rainer Beckmann, recorder; Gwyn Roberts, recorder; Mary Lynch, oboe; Miho Saegusa, violin; Ayane Kozasa, viola; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; Elena Smith, viola da gamba; Paul Wiancko, cello; Nathaniel West, double bass; Xiaohui Yang, organ

All-Bach Cantata program

Komm, du süße Todesstunde, BWV 161
Selected movements
   Virga Jesse, BWV 243a/D
   Ach, unser Wille bleibt verkehrtHerr, so du willt, BWV 73/3-4
   Die Seele ruht in Jesu Händen, BWV 127/3
Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe, BWV 156
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (Actus tragicus), BWV 106

This concert is underwritten by Martin and Cynthia Heckscher, with support from the Gould Family Foundation.