NMPAS 2018 Annual New Mexico Bach Society Concerts

The upcoming New Mexico Bach Society concerts take place this spring in Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Please visit the NMPAS website (www.nmpas.org) for dates, times and tickets. Or call Hold My Ticket at 877-466-3404.

NMPAS has become particularly well known for its New Mexico Bach Society programs, which have sold out for the past two seasons. So we added performances in Los Alamos and Albuquerque to the 2018 schedule. Both venues are beautiful, and we encourage audiences to try an alternate venue if the Santa Fe concert sells out or if they live closer to one of these alternate locations.

The Los Alamos program takes place at United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road on Saturday evening, March 10th, at 7 pm. The Santa Fe program is Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 50 Mount Carmel Road. The Albuquerque program in on Sunday, March 25th, at 3 pm at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 601 Montaño Rd NW. Doors open 30 minutes before concert time.

Featured artists for these 3 concerts include eight members of the New Mexico Bach Chorale:

Sopranos Kelli Dahlke-Fuentes and Camille Tierney
Mezzo sopranos Esther Moses Bergh and Jacqueline Zander-Wall
Tenors Andre Garcia-Nuthmann and Tjett Gerdom
Basses Paul Bower and Tim Willson

Vocalists of the New Mexico Bach Chorale perform as soloists and ensemble members in Bach’s Cantata BWV 8, “Dear Lord, when shall I die?” and in excerpts from two of Bach’s most monumental works, the St. Matthew and St. John Passions. The concert concludes with the final chorus from the St. John Passion, “Ruht wohl ihr heiligen Gebeine,” [Rest in peace you holy limbs]. The music provides a seasonal reminder of Lent and Easter. Yet the music stands on its own as some of the greatest and universally beloved repertoire of all time.

The Santa Fe performance includes members of the New Mexico Bach Society Players:

David Felberg, concertmaster
Carla Kountoupes, violin 2
Kim Fredenburgh, viola
Lisa Donald, cello
Mark Tatum, string bass
Linda Marianiello and Tracy Doyle, flutes
Kevin Vigneau and Corey Sweeney, oboes
Cindy Little, continuo

This year’s New Mexico Bach Society concerts also feature a solo keyboard work, French Suite No. 1 in D minor BWV 812, performed by Steinway Artist Jacquelyn Helin. The keyboard work will not be heard at the Albuquerque performance on March 25, 2018 at 3 pm, however.

Cindy Little is the accompanist for the Los Alamos (March 10, 2018 at 7 pm) and Albuquerque (March 25, 2018 at 3 pm) performances. Flutist Linda Marianiello joins her for the Albuquerque program.

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