Sunday, February 23, 2014

Georgia Boy Choir and Atlanta Baroque Orchestra celebrate Bach Birthday Bash on March 22 and 23

The Georgia Boy Choir and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra will celebrate the 329th birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach (March 21) with their first-ever collaboration on March 22 in Atlanta and March 23 in Roswell.  The concert, entitled Bach Birthday Bash, will feature choral and orchestral works performed on original instruments with boy’s voices, as conceived by the composer.  The concert will feature two of the most popular instrumental works of the 18th
century, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and the Orchestral Suite No. 3 that includes the very familiar movement popularly known as “Air on the G String.”  The two ensembles will join forces for the Motet No. 3 in E Minor, Jesu, meine freude, BWV 227.

The groups’ artistic directors, Julie Andrijeski and David R. White, will lead the groups in performances on Saturday, March 22 in Atlanta (7:30 p.m. at Peachtree United Methodist Church) and Sunday, March 23 in Roswell (4:00 p.m. at Roswell Presbyterian Church).

The Georgia Boy Choir, founded in 2009 by Artistic Director David R. White, is widely regarded as one of the finest musical organizations for boys in the United States.  The young ensemble operates a five-tier system of musical education for boys ranging from five years old through high school, and has performed in such venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall and has toured to China, England and Scandinavia. 

The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra celebrated its 16th anniversary in January, 2014; this performance continues the 2013-14 season theme of “Playing with Others: a Year of Collaborations.”  Artistic Director Julie Andrijeski leads period-instrument specialists who gather regularly from Atlanta and cities as distant as Indianapolis, IN, Chapel Hill, NC, Tallahassee, FL, and Nashville, TN.  

EVENT:  Bach Birthday Bash, celebrating J.S. Bach's 329th birthday

ARTISTS:  Georgia Boy Choir, David R. White, Artistic Director and
Conductor Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Julie Andrijeski, Artistic Director

DATES, TIMES and PLACES: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, and Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., Roswell Presbyterian Church, 755 Mimosa Blvd, Roswell, GA 30075.

There will be a pre-concert talk prior to each performance, beginning
45 minutes before the concert time.

PROGRAM:  Choral and orchestral works by Johann Sebastian Bach,
including:  Motet No. 3 in E Minor, Jesu, meine freude, BWV 227
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 (original version for
strings and continuo)

Georgia Boy Choir WEBSITE:
Atlanta Baroque Orchestra WEBSITE:

TICKETS:  Tickets, in a range of prices, are available for advance
sale here and here.

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