JACKS: Knaves and Fools – PDQ Bach and other Jacks

Saturday, February 11 at 7:30PM
Sunday, February 12 at 4:00PM
East Liberty Presbyterian Church in the Social Hall
116 S, Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

The second part of the season will begin with “Jacks,” the knave with his sword, tights and funny hat, not royalty but in service to the monarch. The comedy of Peter Schickele (PDQ Bach) will tickle us all with its lively music accompanied by the incomparable Jim Burns in collaboration with Warren Davidson and the Academy Chamber Orchestra. Also featured are other “Jacks” like Jack Parton and Jacques Offenbach.

“One has to admire Artistic Director and Conductor Thomas Douglas for thinking out of the proverbial box when it comes to choral music.” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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2022-2023 Season

Artistic Statement

Thomas W. Douglas

With no shortage of creative ideas, this year the Bach Choir will venture into music inspired by the face cards found in a standard deck of playing cards. The continuing goal is to present music in new and exciting ways and to reach a broad audience with a diverse set of musical offerings. The King is reminiscent of royalty and coronations, a perfect corridor into the Coronation Anthems and the Coronation Mass. The Jack is a little trickier. Also considered the Knave, a dishonest or unscrupulous man, we turn to the outrageous musical parodies of PDQ Bach and other “Jacks.”  But what could be more perfect than the music of Freddie Mercury and Queen sung by the choir rounding off the year of the “Full House!”

KINGS: The Coronation Anthems of Handel & the Coronation Mass of Mozart
In “Kings” the choir will perform the stately music of Handel and Mozart as a nod to royalty. The Coronation Anthems and the Coronation Mass in collaboration with Warren Davidson and the Academy Chamber Orchestra will set a royal tone in November to begin the Bach Choir’s 2022-23 season.

JACKS: Knaves and Fools – PDQ Bach and other Jacks
The second part of the season will begin with “Jacks,” the knave with his sword, tights and funny hat, not royalty but in service to the monarch. The comedy of Peter Schickele (PDQ Bach) will tickle us all with its lively music accompanied by the incomparable Jim Burns in collaboration with Warren Davidson and the Academy Chamber Orchestra. Also featured are other “Jacks” like Jack Parton and Jacques Offenbach.

QUEENS: The Music of Queen
The season will end with the music of the great and celebrated British rock band “Queen,” honoring the legacy of Freddie Mercury­. The singers of the Bach Choir, a live band with a guest soloist will BRING IT! And a special surprise awaits concert-goers…

 

 

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