Bach in Baltimore today announced its 35th anniversary season, consisting of thirteen ticketed concerts from October 2, 2022 through June 4, 2023. Bach in Baltimore concerts are performed in some of the region’s most magnificent and sacred spaces. Metropolitan Baltimore from Ellicott City and Roland Park to Towson and downtown Baltimore. Full season details, including a full overview of concert dates, venues and prices, can be found online at bachinbaltimore.org/concerts-tickets/.
Managing Director Rebecca Fanning is excited for the upcoming season: “Our 35th anniversary season celebrates our namesake with beloved Baroque gems, including Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos and Cantatas. and local composers.” The celebratory, celebratory season includes Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and the world premiere of Maryland composer Ben Ellerin’s Psalms on December 4; Handel’s exuberant Water Music, Suite No. 1 on March 5; Saint-Saëns’ Organ Concerto arranged for organ and brass on April 16; Copland’s original 13-instrument arrangement from Appalachian Spring on May 21; and Mozart’s epic Symphony No. 41 in C major, “Jupiter” , June 4.
The biggest concert of the season will be Bach’s Immortal St. John Passion on April 2. Bach’s Music Director in Baltimore and Maestro T. Herbert Dimmock says, “In Bach’s mighty masterpiece, the St. John Passion, we find all the musical forms of the High Baroque. It is full of pageantry, drama, color and wonder. It is an epic work of art that will showcase the immense talent of our choir, orchestra and guest soloists.
This season, in addition to many favorite returning guest soloists, Bach in Baltimore will welcome its first cohort of “emerging artists.” These talented young professionals are launching their professional music careers in the area, and Bach in Baltimore is proud to support these budding artists with concerts on October 23, November 6, February 12, March 5, April 2, and May 7. The first “The list of emerging artists includes Erica Marie Ferguson, soprano; Tess Ottinger, soprano; Elizabeth Sarian, soprano; Amanda Simms, soprano; Melissa Wimbish, soprano; Eric Carey, tenor; Christophe Longo, tenor; Luke Schmidt, tenor; Fred Redd, baritone; and Eliam Ramos, bass-baritone.
Individual adult tickets ($25-$40), student tickets ($10 with ID), child tickets ($5) and economy passes – including full season pass ($299) and the mini pass ($95) – are now available for purchase. at BachinBaltimore.org or by calling 410-941-9262. Please read the full safety and health guidelines at https://bachinbaltimore.org/safety/.
Bach in Baltimore’s mission is to perform the choral and instrumental works of Jeans Sebastian Bach (and his contemporaries) and to make concert audiences aware of Bach’s musical language and the texts he chooses to set to music. They strive each month to present these works in a historically informed way that will enrich the lives of audience members and inspire creativity. The company wishes to promote the appreciation of the arts, particularly baroque music, within the whole community. They are committed to providing educational experiences for people of all ages to instill a lifelong connection to Bach’s music.
Bach in Baltimore is currently seeking singers experienced in limited vocal parts to join its choir. Interested singers are encouraged to email [email protected] to arrange an audition.
For more information, please visit Bach in Baltimore.