J. S. Bach Magnificat in D Major Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 Christ lag in Todesbanden Cantata No. 4

These three enormously popular masterworks from among Bach’s prodigious outpouring

of sacred and secular works, form a splendid tapestry of Baroque musical style at its

pinnacle. Few works can come close to the sacred fervor, solemnity and sheer melodic

eloquence of the Easter cantata, Christ lag in Todesbanden. The Fifth Brandenburg

Concerto is a riot of virtuoso playing, joyous melodic craftsmanship and sublime

contrapuntal invention. And, finally, the Magnificat, an astonishing amalgamation of

beauty, power and exuberance, full of ever-changing moods and tonal colors, and

elegantly and concisely fashioned. The “splendor of the Baroque” at its most splendid!


Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 7:00

Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 4:00


First Presbyterian Church of Monroe

142 Stage Road • Monroe, NY


Eileen Mackintosh, soprano

Korin Kormick, soprano

Amy Maude Helfer, mezzo-soprano

Justin Scott Randolph, tenor

Alan Andrews, bass


Denise Lozano-Healey, flute

Rachel Crozier, violin

James Fitzwilliam, harpsichord




Conducted by

Ron De Fesi

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