SPRING 2023 CONCERTS
Sunday, March 5th, 2023 at 3 P.M. | First Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood
Experience the passion, tragedy, and joy of Handel’s Messiah with The Bach Society of Saint Louis. Directed by Music Director and Conductor, A. Dennis Sparger, The Bach Society Chorus and Orchestra will present an afternoon of glorious music in an intimate stained-glass setting. You are even invited to stand and sing the Hallelujah chorus as we celebrate one of the most treasured choral works in history.
Featuring guest soloists soprano Michele Kennedy, mezzo-soprano Kim Leeds, tenor Don Frazure, and baritone David Rugger.
BACH’S ST. MATTHEW PASSION
Saturday, April 29th, 2023 at 2 P.M. | Pillsbury Chapel, Missouri Baptist University
Bach’s St. Matthew Passion first moved audiences nearly three centuries ago in Leipzig, Germany. As the final performance of the season, we invite you to experience the power and intimacy of this masterpiece through Bach’s engaging account of the Gospel story.
Led by Music Director and Conductor, A. Dennis Sparger, The Bach Society Chorus and Orchestra will be joined by the Missouri Baptist University Chamber Singers.
The concert features an internationally recognized cast of Baroque soloists which include Steven Soph as the Evangelist, Stephen Morscheck as Jesus, soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg, mezzo soprano Meg Bragle, tenor Dann Coakwell, and baritone Alexander Dobson. Presented in collaboration with Missouri Baptist University Choral Department.
PAST 2022-2023 SEASON CONCERTS
A JOURNEY OF VOICES
Sunday, October 9th, 2022 at 7 P.M. | Community Music School of Webster University
Drawing inspiration from voices who have shaped different cultures, we begin our 2022-2023 season with a concert celebrating the artistry of musicians from around the world.
Music Director and Conductor, A. Dennis Sparger explores the beauty of the human voice, leading The Bach Society Chorus and audience on a journey of sound that transports the audience to new places offering a message of love, hope, and inspiration.
The evening will highlight music from France, Lithuania, Canada, Norway, Argentina, China, Ireland, and the Caribbean, including a poignant setting of Psalm 142, by Iryna Aleksiychuk from Ukraine.
BACH IN THE COMMUNITY: VOICES OF PRAISE
Sunday, October 23rd, 2022 at 4 P.M. | St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church
The Bach Society of Saint Louis believes in the importance of sharing choral music with all people and often presents concerts free of charge throughout the community. This year, the tradition continues with “Voices of Praise.” Join us for an afternoon of uplifting music that highlights works spanning centuries, featuring selections from J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Handel’s Messiah, William L. Dawson, and more.
CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT CONCERT
December 9th, 2022 at 7:30 P.M. | Powell Hall
Kick off your holiday season with the Christmas Candlelight Concert at Powell Hall, a St. Louis tradition since 1951. A festive event for the entire family, enjoy singing along to your favorite carols and experience the magic of the Candlelight Processional in the magnificence of Powell Hall. Featuring the Bach Society Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Music Director and Conductor, A. Dennis Sparger with guest soloist Sherezade Panthaki.
Candlelight Processional Sponsor: Welsch Heating & Cooling