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Gamut Bach Ensemble

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Church of the Holy Trinity

1904 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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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.

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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Church of the Holy Trinity

Address: 1904 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The sanctuary of the church seats 1,100 with 550 seats on the main floor and another 550 in the balcony.  All concerts at this venue are general admission seating. Constructed over 150 years ago, the Romanesque-style Episcopal Church was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.  For more information on the Church of…more info