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Bach's Birthday Concert
St Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church
Blue Hill, ME
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Blue Hill Bach celebrates Johann Sebastian Bach's 335th birthday in a concert featuring organist Abraham Ross and the Zenith Ensemble, a professional ensemble of some of the finest singers in the country. Music on the concert will include Bach's motet, Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 277, a setting of the same text by Felix Mendelssohn, the Fantasia super Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 713 for organ, the Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV 544, the Prelude and Fugue in E Major, BWV 566, and more. Abraham Ross, a native of Holden, Maine, was the 2016 Blue Hill Bach Young Artist Fellow, and was one of seven organists invited to participate in the 2019 Sweelinck International Organ Competition in Amsterdam. Zenith Ensemble members for the concert include Nacole Palmer and Jennifer Bates, soprano; Katherine Growdon, mezzo-soprano; Eric Christopher Perry, tenor; and Matthew Leese, baritone. Prior to the concert, the ensemble will work with local area high-school-age singers to prepare them to join in singing the motets chorales.

Blue Hill Bach presents historically informed performances, recordings and educational programs that explore vocal and instrumental music of the J.S. Bach and his contemporaries.

Bringing Baroque music to coastal Downeast Maine, we draw upon the wealth of talent in the region as well as visiting artists who specialize in early music. Involving young people in our activities is a priority. Students and emerging artists perform in our ensemble and as soloists, and in 2014 we began offering the Marville Young Artist Fellowship to a young musician who shows special talent in early music performance.

We strive to involve the community in our activities in as many ways as possible. If you are interested in getting involved, please let us know at info@bluehillbach.org.
Saturday Mar 21, 2020 3:00 PM - Saturday Apr 04, 2020 5:30 PM | $10.00 - $25.00


St Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church (View)
330 Hinckley Ridge Road
Blue Hill, ME 04614
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Blue Hill Bach
On BPT Since: Feb 05, 2018
Blue Hill Bach
(207) 613-5454

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