Classically Speaking: A BPC Spectactular
While the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus has drawn recent headlines with the departure of music director Doreen Rao, the music has not stopped. The next show is Sounds of Eternity: Choral Spectacular on April 20.
Cosponsored with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the night will feature Bach’s Mass in B Minor, which was never performed in the composer’s lifetime (he died the year after it was finished); Bach’s Mass Credo; and R. Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem. The Williams cantata was first written and performed in 1936.
It’s another unique show in the BPC’s seventy-fifth anniversary year. And mark your calendars now: BPC Celebrates Seventy-Five Years of Song is coming soon. Featuring the world-premiere of a BPC-commissioned work based on lyrics from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, the concert is 7:30 p.m. on June 15.
But first things first—Sounds of Eternity: Choral Spectacular is 8 p.m. on April 20 at Kleinhans Music Hall. For more information and tickets, visit www.bpchorus.org.