Bach: Father and Son – Review
A great evening for Bach and Salisbury Singers and a nice review in the Worcester Telegram:
“Salisbury Singers captivate with performance of works by two Bachs”
By John Zeugner
Telegram & Gazette Reviewer
“WORCESTER – Saturday night at Trinity Lutheran Church the Salisbury Singers, directed by Michelle Graveline, offered back-to-back Bach in an aural feast of two rarely heard choral pieces – papa Johann Sebastian Bach’s Missa Brevis and third son Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s Magnificat. Afterward there was an equivalent dessert feast at a reception in the church’s Jepson Hall. A gloriously tasteful evening all around.
It must have been daunting for little Manny Bach to pen his first choral piece while the supreme Daddy of composition was still alive in the house and listening. But apparently the genes of genius will out, for C.P.E. Bach’s hymn to Mary remains a standard in choral repertory, a showpiece to which the talented but not transcendent son added trumpets and tympani as music evolved from the baroque to the classical era. The Bach Consort of Worcester ably handled the orchestral accompaniment with stunning oboe work by Kirsten Lipkin and fine brass work from Jonathan Clark and Justin Stanley and a spot-on doublebass line by Alex Goodin.”
Read the entire review here: