March 26, 2023 at 4:00 PM
Bach Society of Charleston
Spring 2023 Season
Pergolesi, Vivaldi and the Ospedale della
March 26, 2023
First Scots Presbyterian Church
52 Meeting St.
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
18th century music on 18th century instruments, in a unique American 18th century city!
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Ricard Bordas, the Bach Society presents Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, his most popular work composed in 1736, Vivaldi’s Salve Regina, and Organ Concerto. Performers include the CSU Bel Canto singers, and a ten piece string ensemble of Baroque period instrumentalists assembled from multiple states along the east coast, organist
Daniel Sansone, soprano Margaret Kelly Cook, and mezzo soprano Jennifer Luiken. The Bach Society serves the Charlestonian area the great music of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries, using the instruments and sonorities of his time.
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
“ To strip human nature until its divine attributes are made clear, to inform ordinary activities with spiritual fervor, to give wings of eternity to that which is most ephemeral; to make divine things human and human things divine; such is Bach, the greatest and purest moment in music of all time. ”
— Pablo Casals
The Mission of the Bach Society of Charleston is to enrich the Charleston community by presenting high-quality, historically informed performances of the finest Early Music repertoire, from the medieval to the classical era, with special emphasis on the music of J.S. Bach, his contemporaries, and the Baroque period overall, using period instruments. This Mission shall be achieved through presentation of the spring Bach Festival and other musical events, using a mix of local and world-class visiting artists.