All of the music on this album was commissioned, one way or another, for special occasions, in thankfulness for the past and in hopefulness for the future.
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem is the oldest Bach choir in America. Founded in 1898, The Bach Choir gave the first complete performances in the United States of The Mass in B Minor and The Christmas Oratorio. Under Greg Funfgeld’s passionate and experienced direction, The Choir now fulfills the promise of its early years. The 95 volunteer members sing with the dedication and enthusiasm of The Bach Choir of a century ago, but today’s performances, featuring the finely-honed vocal ensemble, a fully professional orchestra, and world-renowned soloists, reveal a new level ofRead more musicianship and understanding of Bach’s choral universe. Read less