Recordings/Discussions
Background Information
Performer Bios

Poet/Composer Bios

Additional Information

Bach Festivals & Cantata Series: Main Page: Countries A-I | Page 2: Countries J-Z | Schedule of Concerts of Bach's Vocal Works
Links to Bach Festivals | Links to Bach Organizations & Societies | Discussions of Bach Festivals & Cantata Concerts
Major Bach Events: Year 2016 | Year 2015 | Year 2014 | Year 2013 | Year 2012 | Year 2011 | Year 2010 | Year 2009

Bach Festivals & Cantata Series
Calgary Bach Society: Annual Bach Events

Name:

Calgary Bach Society (CBS)
Calgary Bach Festival Society

Location:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Venues:

Scarboro United Church
St. Matthew’s United Church
Christ Church Elbow Park
Knox Presbyterian Church
Knox United Church
St. Mary's Cathedral
Grace Presbyterian Church
St. Stephen's ​Anglican Church - 1121 - 14th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2R 0P3
Rosza Centre, University of Calgary

Years:

Since 1989 (2 Annual Events: Bach Birthday Celebration & Bach Advent Concert)

Months:

Bach Birthday Celebration: March
Bach Advent Concert : December

Artistic Director:

Christopher Lyle (1988-1990​)
Susan Lyle (1990-1992​)
Jamie Syer (1992-1995​)
Mel Kirby (1995-1998​)
Janet Youngdah (1998-2008​)
Terry Edwards (2008-Present)
Christine Azad, Co-Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus

Ensembles:

Calgary Bach Society Choir & Orchestra

Website:

Calgary Bach Society (Official Website)
Calgary Baach Society on Facebook

, BWV 233-242, BWV 243, , BWV 245, BWV 246, BWV 247, BWV 248

History & Mission:

In 1988 Christine Azad and Susan Lyle dreamed of creating a society with choir and orchestra ​​​to perform works by J.S. Bach and his contemporaries.
Twenty-five years of music-making has seen some remarkable milestones...
J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass (BWV 232), St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244), and other major Cantatas and Motets.
George Frideric Handel's Four Coronation Anthems.
Gabrieli's Christmas Motets and Vivaldi's Magnificat.
Rameau's Grand Motet In convertendo and Charpentier's Te Deum.
Allegri's Misereri and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's Stabat Mater.
J.S. Bach's Six Suites for Solo Cello and Four Orchestral Suites
Felix Mendelssohn's Magnificat and Antonio Vivaldi's Introduction RV 639 and Gloria RV 588
The Calgary Bach Society presents inspiring Chorus and Orchestra Concerts, each includes one or more of J.S. Bach's vocal work, twice yearly plus an outstanding Instrumental Chamber Concert once per season. The first event is around March-April and until 2008 was called "Bach Birthday Celebration"; The second event is around November-December and until 2008 was called "Bach Advent Concert".
The CBS is funded by Calgary Arts Development, AFA, ALGC Casino revenues, membership dues, and private donations.

Recent Festivals:

Bach Birthday Celebration

Bach Advent Concert

Mar 19, 1989
Mar 21, 1990
Mar 20, 1991
Mar 25, 1992
Mar 21, 1993
Mar 20, 1994
Mar 19, 1995
Mar 17, 1996
Mar 16, 1997
Mar 15, 1998
Mar 21, 1999
Mar 12, 2000
Mar 11, 2001
Mar 24, 2002
Mar 23, 2003
Mar 21, 2004
Mar 20, 2005
Mar 19, 2006
Mar 18, 2007
Mar 26, 2008

Nov 26, 1989
Dec 9, 1990
Dec 23, 1991
Dec 8, 1992
Dec 6, 1993
Dec 4, 1994
Dec 3, 1995
Dec 8, 1996
Dec 7, 1997
Dec 6, 1998
Dec 1999
Dec 10, 2000
Dec 2, 2001
Dec 15, 2002
Dec 7, 2003
Dec 5, 2004
Dec 4, 2005
Dec 3, 2006
Dec 16, 2007

Apr 26, 2009 - JS Bach - Mass in B minor (20th Anniversary Concert)
Mar 21, 2010 - Sacred Music for Eastertide
Apr 10, 2011 - Famous Baroque Choruses
Mar 18, 2012 - Baroque Lamentations and Rejoicings
Mar 24, 2013 - Magnificat (25th Anniversary Concert)
Apr 6, 2014 - Like As The Hart
Mar 29, 2015 - Rejoice In The Lamb

Dec 14: 2008 - Mystery and Wonder
Nov 22, 2009 - Music for Saints and Kings
Nov 21, 2010 - A Venetian Baroque Christmas
Nov 20, 2011 - Glorious French Baroque
Dec 2, 2012 - Pearls from the Baroque Age
Nov 17, 2013 - Vivaldi's 'Other' Gloria
Nov 16, 2014​ - Bach & Sons: The Berlin Bach

Apr 10, 1988: Inaugural Concert
Jun 2000: Bach Celebration

Logo:

Source: Calgary Bach Society Website

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (October 2014)

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Copyright Policy | © 2000-2016 Bach Cantatas Website


Bach Festivals & Cantata Series: Main Page: Countries A-I | Page 2: Countries J-Z | Schedule of Concerts of Bach's Vocal Works
Links to Bach Festivals | Links to Bach Organizations & Societies | Discussions of Bach Festivals & Cantata Concerts
Major Bach Events: Year 2016 | Year 2015 | Year 2014 | Year 2013 | Year 2012 | Year 2011 | Year 2010 | Year 2009

Introduction | Cantatas | Other Vocal | Instrumental | Performers | General Topics | Articles | Books | Movies | New
Biographies | Texts & Translations | Scores | References | Commentaries | Music | Concerts | Festivals | Tour | Art & Memorabilia
Chorale Texts | Chorale Melodies | Lutheran Church Year | Readings | Poets & Composers | Arrangements & Transcriptions
Search Website | Search Works/Movements | Terms & Abbreviations | How to contribute | Sitemap | Links



 

Back to the Top


Last update: żOctober 13, 2014 ż18:23:43