Bach Festival, April 4–6
With a festival celebrating why Bach still is important to us, Plymouth Church celebrates Philip Brunelle’s 45th year as Plymouth’s Organist-Choirmaster April 4–6.
The all-Bach weekend is hosted by Eric Friesen, former MPR announcer and classical host, speaking at each program in his inimitable style about Bach.
April 4—Bach’s complete Goldberg Variations on Plymouth’s Steinway piano with guest pianist Minsoo Sohn, 7:30 p.m.
April 5—Bach’s “Hunting” Cantata 208 featuring Plymouth soloists Jenny French, Maria Jette, Dan Dressen, and Jim Bohn and selections from the Anna Magdelena Bach Notebook featuring your’s truly all performed on Plymouth’s Martin harpsichord with guests Henry Lebedinsky (harpsichord) and Eva Beneke (classical guitar), 7:30 p.m.
April 6—Sunday morning and afternoon will feature Plymouth’s Holtkamp organ.
The 10:30 a.m. service includes Bach’s Cantata 79,Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn’ and Schild, and a meditation by Eric Friesen.
The 4 p.m. concert features guest organist Christopher Houlihan.
All the events are free. Tell your friends not to miss this special weekend as we celebrate B&B—Bach and Brunelle!