Bach Society Houston
BACH FAMILY MOTETS
Sunday, February 19 | 6:00 p.m.
Christ the King Lutheran Church
The Bach family was enormous — Johann Sebastian had eight siblings and 20 children, many of them composers, and J.S. Bach almost certainly studied their compositions. Join us as we trace the development of this incredible, yet often-forgotten genre from the earliest works of the Bach clan, through Johann Sebastian’s marvelous Fürchte dich nicht, BWV 228 (“Be Not Afraid”), one of the pinnacles of western choral music. Pre-concert talk 5:15 p.m. with acclaimed Bach motets scholar Daniel Melamed.
Now in its 34th season, the Houston Chronicle calls Bach Society Houston “the city’s major celebrant of Bach’s glorious legacy.” BSH brings rich, vibrant, historically-informed performances of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries to a diverse, enthusiastic audience through concerts, Bach Vespers, organ recitals, and chamber music concerts. Resident ensembles consist of the Bach Choir, a 16-voice professional choir, and the Bach Orchestra, an ensemble with members from all over the United States performing on instruments from Bach’s time. BSH also presents international instrumentalists, singers, and guest conductors.