2022 MasterworkS Finale
The 2022 Bach Roots Festival concludes with J.S. Bach's monumental St. Matthew Passion written for two orchestras, three choirs, and numerous vocal soloists.
St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
*Concert run time is 2.5 hours and intermission
2021 Masterwork Finale
The festival concludes with J.S. Bach's exuberant and virtuosic Magnificat set for chamber orchestra, choir, and vocal soloists. A rarely performed Magnificat by Johann Kuhnau, Bach's predecessor in Leipzig, opens the concert revealing fascinating similarities between the music of two 18th Century Leipzig composers.
Magnificat BWV 243
Magnificat in C
"Overture" from Orchestral Suite No. 3
* with no intermission