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Heritage Chorale
2013 Fall Concert
Masterpieces by Bach and Handel
Sunday, November 24, 2013
4:00 p.m.
St. Mark's School
Performing Arts Center
25 Marlborough Road
Southborough, MA
Directions and Parking

Program:
J. S. Bach:
  Missa Brevis in G major,
  BWV 236
George Frideric Handel:
  Messiah, Part III

Soloists:
  Susan Consoli, soprano
  Shannon Lebrón,
      mezzo-soprano
  Ryan Turner, tenor
  Bradford Gleim, baritone

More Info:
See our Concert Flyer
Listen to And the Glory from
  last year's Messiah concert

Ticket prices:
$20.00 - General Admission
$15.00 - Seniors and Students
Children 6 to 12 FREE
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door or from Chorale members.
Contributors during our 2013-2014 season may use Classical Choice tickets for this concert.

 

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach
1685 - 1750

George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel
1685 - 1759


   We wish to thank our
   Season Sponsor, Mary Ann
   Morse Healthcare Corp, for
   their generous support. Mary Ann Morse Healthcare

The opening concert of the Heritage Chorale’s 77th season features masterpieces by two of the greatest composers of the Baroque era, J. S. Bach and George Frideric Handel.

J. S. Bach wrote hundreds of choral works for the Lutheran churches he served, including four settings of the Missa Brevis; the Lutheran liturgy in Bach’s time often included Latin music, such as the “Kyrie” and “Gloria” sections of the Mass, which comprise the movements of Bach’s Missa Brevis. Rarely performed, but stunningly effective, Bach’s Missa Brevis in G major is a joyous and celebratory work, with beautiful choruses, exquisite solo arias, and a rich and vibrant orchestral accompaniment.

George Frideric Handel’s great oratorio Messiah is one of the most well-known choral works of all time. The Heritage Chorale performed Parts I and II of Handel’s Messiah in 2012, and we are delighted to present Part III for this concert. Breathtakingly beautiful arias and magnificent choruses characterize Part III of Messiah; the transcendent “Amen” chorus which ends the work
is considered by many to be one of the finest achievements of all choral music.