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Bach Birthday Festival Evening
Saturday, March 24, 2012, 08:00pm

The Queen's Chamber Band & Choir (with guests Janet Steele and Janice Thomas) perform Bach's Cantata 100 (Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan) with soloists Sharla Nafziger, soprano; Marshall Coid, countertenor; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; and, Constantinos Yiannoudes, bass-baritone. Violinist Robert Zubrycki, aided by his colleagues Peter Seidenberg, cellist, and Elaine Comparone, harpsichordist, perform Bach's Sonata in C minor for Violin and Obbligato Harpsichord (BWV 1017). Flutist Karla Moe and violist Veronica Salas join cellist Seidenberg and harpsichordist Comparone for Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's Quartet in G Major. The entire Band (including oboist Marsha Heller and violinist Lori Miller Abbot) opens the program with Handel's Concerto Grosso in D, Opus 3, #6. The choir and soloists perform (in English) choral works by Johann Sebastian's cousins, the brothers Johann Michael (1648-1694) and Johann Christoph (1642-1703), described by Johann Sebastian as "the great and expressive composer."  Cantata 100 will be sung in German.


Program and artists are subject to change.

This series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

This program is supported,in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


Location : First Moravian Church, 154 Lexington Ave at 30th Street, New York City
Contact : (212) 280-1086
Tickets (available at the door from 7:30): $30; Seniors, students, musicians & Moravians: $20. First Moravian Church is not wheelchair accessible. Program and artists subject to change.