Sarasota-Manatee Bach Festival’s Best of Bach concert features world-class artists
SARASOTA, Fla. – Several world-class artists will present a Sarasota-Manatee Bach Festival Best of Bach concert on Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer. Concert performers will include soprano Adelaide Boedecker, mezzo-soprano Thea Lobo, trumpeter Daniel Mendelow, alto Amy Connours, tenor Adam Bielamowicz, bass Calvin Griffin and harpsichordists Mark Kroll, Julane Rodgers and Ann Stephenson-Moe.
Boedecker has sung with the Santa Fe Opera, Pittsburgh Opera and Merola Opera Program. Mendelow was formerly the principal trumpet player for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and Lobo sings with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where Kroll also plays. Bielamowicz and Griffin have sung with The Glimmerglass Festival, and Griffin is currently with the Florida Grand Opera.
During the concert, Boedecker and Mendelow will perform J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 51 “Jauchzet Gott In Allen Landen” for soprano, trumpet and orchestra. Lobo will sing Bach’s Cantata No. 199 “Tief Gebuckt Und Voller Reue.” Kroll, Rodgers and Stephenson-Moe will play Bach’s Concerto for Three Harpsichords in D Minor BWV 1063. The concert will conclude with Bach’s Cantata 29 “Wir Danken Dir, Gott,” sung by Boedecker, Connours, Bielamowicz and Griffin.
“We’re thrilled to be hosting such talented artists for this very special concert,” said Stephenson-Moe, Church of the Redeemer organist and choirmaster and Great Music Great Space organizer. “The caliber of these musicians is world class, and it’s especially exciting to hear them perform Bach in such an acoustically dynamic and inspiring space.”
The concert is dedicated to Robert Graydon Bailey, who for many years was an important supporter of the Great Music Great Space series and the Church of the Redeemer music department. Bailey passed away in January 2016.
The Best of Bach concert will be held at the Church of the Redeemer in downtown Sarasota at 222 S. Palm Ave. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased via PayPal at redeemersarasota.org/event/best-of-bach or at the door. For more information, please call 941-955-4263.
About Great Music Great Space
The Best of Bach concert is one of many concerts and services that comprise the Church of the Redeemer’s 2016-17 Great Music Great Space series. The series, organized by Redeemer organist and choirmaster Ann Stephenson-Moe, brings together renowned musical artists from throughout the community and special guests from around the country to perform classical and religious pieces.