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.
Obsessions will ground us with famous, recognized opera choruses and a few less-familiar ones thrown in. From rousing to intimate, these choruses will stir and heal the soul. Four guest solo artists will complete this evening’s enterprise.
The Bach Choir of Pittsburgh presents Monster: Frankenstein Re-Imagined, an original pop-funk-R&B score composed and compiled by Jaron Crawford and artistic director Thomas W. Douglas. The original 1931 “Frankenstein” film, directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff, will be shown silently as the Bach Choir performs the composed music as a soundtrack. The music will reimagine Mary Shelley’s classic tale with a latticework of contemporary idioms, accompanied by a live band of keyboard, bass guitar and drums, guitar and saxophone, contracted by Paul Thompson.
Saturday, November 13 at 7:30PM – 9:00PM
Sunday, November 14 at 4:00PM – 5:30PM
The Bach Choir of Pittsburgh continues to move forward through the pandemic into a season of healing and music making. We begin with a live concert of acapella spirituals arranged by William Dawson, Uprooted. Also included in this concert will be pieces by Harry Burleigh and Thomas W. Douglas.