UCR Choral Society & Chamber Singers: Magnificat and Messiah

UCR Choral Society & Chamber Singers: Magnificat and Messiah

Wednesday@Noon Lecture

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
12:10–1 p.m.
Arts Building Music Rehearsal Hall, ARTS 157


MAGNIFICAT in D, BWV 243, JS Bach (1685-1750)
Cantata in 12 movements SSATB soli & coro
Camelia Voin, Soprano
Christen Herman, Alto
Kevin St. Claire, Tenor
Ralph Cato, Bass
Jonathan Keplinger, Piano
G. Edward Bruner, Conductor

MESSIAH, Hallelujah Chorus, HWC 56, George Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)

The festive Magnificat was Bach’s first major work in his new position as Kapellmeister and Kantor at St. Thomas’s School, Leipzig and was composed for the 1726 Christmas Vespers. Bach revised the canticle for the Feast of the Visitation of Mary (July, 1728) transposing it from the original key of E flat major to the brighter key of D major, replacing the recorders with “modern” transverse flutes. The D major orchestration of the 12-movement work movement included 5 vocal soloists, 5-part chorus, 3 trumpets, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 bassoons, strings, organ and timpani.

Free and open to the campus
Information: (951) 827-3245 performingarts@ucr.edu www.music.ucr.edu

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