MARLBORO -- On Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m., the Blanche Moyse Chorale will once again perform a concert of J.S. Bach’s choral works in memory of its beloved founder, Blanche Moyse. The concert will be held at Marlboro College’s Persons Auditorium.
Under the direction of Mary Westbrook-Geha, this 2nd Annual Blanche Moyse Memorial Concert will feature Cantata #8, "Liebster Gott, wann werd’ ich sterben"; Cantata #140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"; and the Magnificat. The Chorale will be complemented by a vocal quartet and orchestra.
Three of this concert’s four vocal soloists attracted Blanche Moyse’s attention early in their professional careers, and have figured significantly in her performances ever since, both at the New England Bach Festival and the Marlboro Music Festival. They are: mezzo-soprano Mary Westbrook-Geha, tenor Stephen Paul Spears and soprano Hyunah Yu. The fourth soloist, baritone David Tinervia, is making his first appearance at Persons Auditorium.
The Blanche Moyse Memorial Orchestra consists mostly of musicians who, over the years, had been selected by Blanche Moyse to play in the New England Bach Festival (1969-2004).
Tickets are $20 general, or $40 for pre-ordered preferred seating, and may be obtained from the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4253 or bmcvt.org; seating will be available at the door.
For more information, contact the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523, or visit bmcvt.org.