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Sydney Grammar School: Bach 2010

Name:

Bach 2010 - The Complete Choral Cantatas

Location:

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Venues:

The Big Schoolroom, Sydney Grammar School (SGS)

Years:

2005-2013 (Cantata Series)

Months:

February-December (2-8 concertts a year, 3-4 cantatas each concert)

Artistic Director:

Christopher Shepard (2005-2008)
Gregory Platt (2008-2013)

Ensembles:

Sydneian Bach Choir & Orchestra

Website:

Sydneian Bach Choir (Official Website)
Sydney Grammar School: Music

History & Mission:

For 8 years (2005-2013), a project has been quietly whirring away in one of Sydney’s oldest concert venues in Darlinghurst, the Big Schoolroom at Sydney Grammar School.
In 2005, the Sydneian Bach Choir embarked on project to perform every single one of J.S. Bach’s 200 extant cantatas. This month, that project finally comes to an end with a festival of the music of Bach culminating in the final cantatas concert.
The concerts have been conducted by Christopher Shepard who inaugurated the project and taken over by Greg Platt. Soloists over the years have included sopranos Belinda Montgomery, Mina Kanaridis, Josie Ryan and Jodie McGuren; mezzo-sopranos Jennu Duck-Chong and Jo Burton, counter-tenors Derek Ward and Timothy Chung, tenors Simon Gilkes, Nathan Gilkes and Pascal Herington and basses Timothy Collins and Alex Knight. Also performing have been specialist Baroque instrumentalists and choristers, some of whom have participated in every concert of the project. During this musical odyssey, the choir travelled to Leipzig on its Bach pilgrimage and to Venice where it participated in Vespers in the Basilica of San Marco in Venice. In Boston, they attended an exclusive lecture delivered by Bach scholar Christoph Wolff.

Recent Concerts:

See: Details of Concerts

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Concert I - Feb 20, 2005

Concert II - Mar 20, 2005

Concert III - Apr 10, 2005

Concert IV - Aug 21, 2005

Concert VI - Sep 25, 2005


Concert VI - Nov 27, 2005

Concert VII - Feb 19, 2006

Concert VIII - Mar 12, 2006

Concert IX - Apr 9, 2006

Concert X - May 28, 2006


Concert XI - Aug 20, 2006

Concert XII - Sep 24, 2006

Concert XIII - Nov 19, 2006

Concert XIV - Dec 3, 2006

 
 

Source: Sydneian Bach Choir Websiter

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (October 2014)

Christopher Shepard: Short Biography | Sydneian Bach Choir & Orchestra | Recordings of Vocal Works | Sydney Grammar School: Bach 2010 | Sydney Grammar School Bach Festival


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