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Presented by The Cecilia Chorus of New York

The Cecilia Chorus of New York with Orchestra

A Bach Family Christmas
Saturday, December 10, 2016 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Music Director Mark Shapiro and ASCAP Award-winner The Cecilia Chorus of New York (180 voices with orchestra) present "A Bach Family Christmas", featuring J. S. Bach's Magnificat, seasonal works by Bach's relatives, and the world premiere of Jonathan Breit's comic intermezzo Der Zippelfagottist, in which Bach insults a bassoon player. Soloists include Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Rihab Chaieb and Wolf Trap Young Artist Matthew Swensen.


The Cecilia Chorus of New York with Orchestra
Mark Shapiro, Music Director and Conductor
Rebecca Farley, Soprano
Rihab Chaieb, Mezzo-Soprano
Nicholas Tamagna, Countertenor
Matthew Swensen, Tenor
Cody Quattlebaum, Bass-Baritone


BACH Magnificat, BWV 243
JOHANN CHRISTOPH BACH Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
JOHANN ERNST BACH Meine Seele erhebet der Herren
JONATHAN BREIT Der Zippelfagottist (World Premiere)

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