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Gamut Bach Ensemble

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Church of the Holy Trinity

1904 Walnut 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 each of the last two seasons presenting mostly solo and dialogue cantatas, the Ensemble, directed by Koji Otsuki, embarks on cantatas with more standard four vocal parts in the luminous Church of the Holy Trinity.

Koji Otsuki, director; Sarah Shafer, soprano; Sara Couden, alto; Kyle Stegall, tenor; John Moore, baritone; Mary Lynch & Frank Rosenwein, oboe & oboe d’amore; Emilie-Anne Gendron & David McCarroll, violin; Ayane Kozasa & Shizuka Inoue, viola; Paul Wiancko, cello; Nate West, double bass; Amy Yang, organ

Bach: Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn, BWV 23
Bach: Selected arias
Bach: Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54
Bach: Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36

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