Psalms, Songs, and Sonnets: Feel the Groove - from Baroque to Jazz

Sat. May 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m. at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Edina, MN  [map]
Sun. May 7, 2017, 4:00 p.m. at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Edina, MN  [map]

Featuring music by the "Georges" - Handel,  Shearing, and Gershwin.

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Want to experience the energy and passion of baroque and jazz music together? With marvelous melodies built around texts from sacred and secular literature, guest director Larry Bach and Singers in Accord will take you on a choral journey to feel the groove. Delight in the harmonic, rhythmic, and improvisational drive shared by these two musical genres that originated more than 200 years apart.

The concert program includes choruses from Handel's Chandos Anthems #9 and #11 with Singers in Accord accompanied by a period orchestra.  The Jazz pairing with these anthems includes George Shearing's iconic "Songs and Sonnets", setting seven of Shakespeare's sonnets to the Shearing's subtle jazz style, and two of George Gershwin's music theater hits, "Fascinating Rhythm" and "Nice Work If You Can Get It".

Larry Bach, in his thirtieth year at North Central University, currently serves as the Artistic Director for the University. Bach received his Vocal Performance Degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College, and a M.M. in Conducting from the University of Minnesota. Bach is also a doctoral candidate (abd) in Conducting at the University of Iowa. He also studied at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Bach has had a 20 year association with the Dale Warland Singers, a Minneapolis based professional choir, which has been acclaimed both nationally and internationally. Bach has also sung under the prominent conductors Helmuth Rillig, Eric Erickson, and Robert Shaw. Bach has traveled extensively throughout the United States as a clinician and guest conductor for churches, schools, and professional organizations. During the 2004-2005 season, Bach was named the All State Choir Director for Minnesota from the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA).