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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. 


J.S. Bach

St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

*Concert run time is 2.5 hours and intermission

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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.

J.S. Bach

Magnificat BWV 243

Johann Kuhnau

Magnificat in C

J.S. Bach

"Overture" from Orchestral Suite No. 3

* with no intermission

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