Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Bach Collegium San Diego will perform excerpts from Bach's Motets in our studio.
MAUREEN CAVANAUGH (Host): They are devilishly difficult, not often performed and therefore, absolutely perfect for San Diego's early music performance group - the Bach Collegium. We're talking about Bach's Motets a series of choral works by the Baroque composer, who is better known for his instrumental fugues and Brandenberg concertos.
This is just one of the rare treats served up by the members of this highly specialized musical ensemble. Members of the Bach Collegium performed on "These Days" last June, just before they gave the San Diego premiere performance of Handel's Theodora. The Collegium is giving new life to music from the Renaissance and Baroque - but staying as true to the original sound and performance of those pieces as possible.
Ruben Valenzuela, music director San Diego Bach Collegium
Jenny Spence, soprano
Anne-Marie Dicce, soprano
Katrin Nogols Genzlinger, alto
Martha Jane Lownie, alto
Anand Sarwate, tenor
Erick Rarick, tenor
Phil Simon, bass
Michael Blinco, bass
Bach Collegium San Diego's Performance of Bach's Six Motets
Saturday, Feb 20
St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, La Jolla