THE MASTER'S MASTERS:
TEACHERS of the YOUNG BACH
Dates to be announced
Christ Church Cathedral
Mark McDonald, organ
The pieces in the Andreas Bach Book and the so-called Möller manuscript, two significant collections compiled by J. S. Bach’s eldest brother and keyboard teacher Johann Ernst Bach, are a treasure trove of the greatest composers of the day and shed light on the early musical education of the young J. S. Among the many great names in the collections – Pachelbel, Froberger, Lully, Albinoni – are two of Bach’s greatest influences, the celebrated organists Dieterich Buxtehude and Georg Böhm whom Bach would seek out in his early years as a budding musician. Take a musical journey through the sound world of the young Bach, whose own early works in the collection, like the great Passacaglia in C minor, show his ascension from studious pupil to master in his own right.
Dieterich Buxtehude (c. 1637–1707)
Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne in C major, BuxWV 137
Georg Böhm (1661–1733)
Partite diverse Sopra l'Aria: Jesu du bist all zu schöne
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Fugue in G minor (“Little”), BWV 578
Passacaglia in D minor, BuxWV 161
Prelude, Fugue and Postlude in G minor
Johann Sebastian Bach
Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
The health and safety of our patrons, musicians, staff, and volunteers is of paramount concern. Please see below to read the steps we are taking to ensure everyone's safety while enjoying the concert:
Reduced audience numbers in socially distanced seats
Audience members must wear a mask inside the venue at all times
Doors will not be opened until 15 minutes before the performance
The venue will be sanitized before each performance
Please note that there will be no Festival Passes available this year.
Tickets are not yet available for purchase. Tickets will be available to purchase when the Festival dates are announced.
GETTING TO CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
The Cathedral is located on Quadra Street at Rockland Avenue.
Street parking is available on Quadra Street, Burdett Avenue, and Rockland Avenue, as well as at the south entrance to the Cathedral off Burdett.