Key Chorale Chamber Singers, orchestra, and soloists will come together virtually on January 29 for “Bach” Together Again. Originally scheduled as an in-person concert, this celebration of Baroque music will be professionally recorded and made available online from the premiere on January 29 until February 21, 2021.
Trumpet, timpani, and jubilant choral writing are ever present in Bach’s Magnificat, his first large-scale work composed for the churches in Leipzig. Vivaldi’s spiritual magnificence and Italian mastery make his Gloria his greatest choral masterpiece. Soloists include tenor Matt Morgan, soprano Lorraine Murphy, bass Jamal Sarikoki, soprano Michelle Caulkins, and contralto Amy Connours.
“This is the first time this season that we will perform with an orchestra,” said Maestro Caulkins. “In fact, this is the first time that members of the Sarasota Orchestra have played as a chamber orchestra of winds, brass, percussion, and strings since March. It has been quite a challenge incorporating all of the safety protocols and recording a socially distanced choir and orchestra.”
The concert will be recorded in the round at Church of the Redeemer, a church with seating for more than 400 people, with the performers spread throughout the entire venue.
“It’s what we have been doing all season long,” said Maestro Caulkins, “continuing to find ways to deliver the music and mission of Key Chorale while navigating completely new ways of making music. I know this concert of Baroque favorites—full of festivity and joy—is just what we need during this most challenging time.”
Tickets to watch the 75-minute streaming video are $30 per household; patrons will receive a viewing link that can be activated at any time during the streaming run. To purchase, go to keychorale.org.