Miami Bach Society Presents Henry Purcell and His Time

April 5 and April 6, 2014. Featuring the a Echoing Air Ensemble of Indianapolis, University of Miami Collegium Musicum & The Miami Bach Society Chamber Players

On Saturday and Sunday, April 5th and 6th, 2014, The Miami Bach Society, under the direction of Donald Oglesby, will perform works of British composer Henry Purcell and others of his time featuring chamber and choral music from the English Restoration, the Colonies and of France. The concert is dedicated to former governor Reubin Askew and his family, who were fans of the Society at its founding over 30 years ago. They will be joined by the Echoing Air Ensemble of Indianapolis (under the direction of Steven Rickards, counter-tenor), the University of Miami Collegium Musicum and the Miami Bach Society Chamber Players. Rickards and Echoing Air have been popular guests of the Bach Society for many years.

Echoing Air will be presenting a similar program in several local secondary schools and preparing two high-school choususes to perform with professional artists.

Coming from a musical family, Henry Purcell (1659-1695) served as an organist and composer for the British monarchy. He is considered one of the most renowned British composers of the Baroque era, writing sacred choral works and secular operas. He was organist to the Chapel Royal Chapel and Westminster Abbey, as well.

The Miami Bach Society is the area’s principal organization performing and presenting classical music written before 1800.

The first concert will be held on Saturday, April 5 at 7:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 464 NE 16 Street, Miami, FL 33132. The second concert will be held on Sunday, April 6th at 2:00pm at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5690 North Kendall Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33156.

Fourth Concert of the 2013-2014 Season

Concert Dates: Saturday, April 5 at 7:30pm held at Trinity Episcopal Church and Sunday, April 6 at 2:00pm held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Admission: $30.00 General Admission, $40.00 Preferred Seating, $5.00 for University/Graduate Students & New World Symphony Fellows and Free Admission for Students 18 and under

Tickets are $30.00 for General Admission, $40.00 for Preferred Seating. $5.00 for College, graduate students and New World Symphony Fellows. Students up to age 18 are admitted free of charge.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
464 NE 16th Street
Miami, Fl 33132

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
5690 North Kendall Drive
Coral Gables, Fl 33156

Miami Bach Society
P.O. Box 4034
Coral Gables, Fl 33114

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