It seems like a very long time ago when we had to cancel our 2021 New Year’s Eve concert because of Covid! We had just given a triumphal performance of Messiah to a packed house full of people practically rejoicing in the return of something like normalcy. We all had a great time, but already we had to replace five singers… and sure enough the Omicron variant appeared immediately thereafter.
But now we can have New Year’s Eve in September, as the New Season opening concert at Zion Lutheran Church at 7:30, even though it officially belongs to last season. Your tickets for Dec. 31, 2021 are still valid, and you can still buy single tickets on TicketDFW, online or at 214-871-5000. Or, if you subscribe for the 2022-23 season before September 24, you get a free ticket to this concert as well, yet another benefit to subscribing! If you already have one, please bring a friend, on us!
The program will be all Johann Sebastian Bach, featuring well-known and delightful works. Artistic Director James Richman will play the harpsichord solo in the Brandenburg Concert #5, with Clare Cason and Tamara Meredith assuring the violin and flute solo parts. Ms. Meredith, our solo flutist for many seasons, will be the featured artist, as she plays the prominent flute parts in the Ouverture #2 (also known as the Orchestral Suite #2) and in Cantata 209, Bach’s only Italian cantata. Our soprano soloist will be the delightful Kara Libby, who seemed to descend from the heavens to save our Baroque Christmas concert last year, as you all remember, and who sang the personification of Music so beautifully in March’s Les Arts Florissants.
It promises to be a very enjoyable evening, and we will also have our New Year’s Eve toast afterwards as Mark and Janice Goodson are contributing champagne for the occasion – many thanks to you!!
We look forward to seeing you soon.
The Southwest's primary resource for early music.
The Dallas Bach Society is the Southwest’s primary resource for Baroque music on original instruments. The Dallas Bach Society unites the finest vocalists and instrumentalists in lively and informed performances of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Purcell, Monteverdi, Couperin, and Schütz: all the great music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, both masterpieces familiar to music lovers, and those awaiting their discovery.
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