The 2013-2014 season is getting ready to go!
The 2013-2014 Bach Choir season will be titled MASSive. It will consist of a series of interesting presentations of a variety of music from Masses covering three centuries.
First up will be a program we call Monster Mass featuring the Bruckner Mass in E minor. There will be another piece on this program, likely an a cappella Mass from much earlier. These performances will take place on October 26 & 27, 2013 – the weekend prior to Hallowe’en. Guests are invited to attend in costume.
Next up will be a program we are calling A Mass Affair – French Kiss presented on Friday, February 14, and Sunday, February 16, 2014. Fleshing out this intriguing title will be performances of the beautiful Requiem Masses by Maurice Durufle and Gabriel Faure. The twist here is that the sections of the Mass will be presented back-to-back – the Kyrie of one followed by the Kyrie of the other, et cetera – hence the “French Kiss” in the program’s title.
Finally, the season will wind up with Jazz Mazz, an exciting presentation featuring the terrific Mass of Hope by Pittsburgh’s own Joe Negri. This wonderful work will be augmented by additional jazz-inspired pieces on the second half of the program. These performances will take place on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, 2014.
Each production will bring something unique to the performances – sometimes in interesting spaces, sometimes with added performance value. The MASSive season promises to bring surprises and beautiful music to the community across an eight-month time span.
We hope you will plan now to be part this new venture in the growing legacy of innovative Bach Choir presentations.