Old Mission United Methodist Church,
Shawnee Mission, KS
“...among the most human, most spiritual music ever composed.”
Bach’s great orchestral works are full of great dance rhythms, thrilling virtuosity, and beautifully expressive moments. In the candlelit elegance of Old Mission Church, it’s the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit!
Bach was a practical man. Composer, teacher, performer, father, husband – there was no time to waste. His music is extraordinarily intellectual, but is without a doubt, among the most human, most spiritual music ever composed. The Brandenburg Concertos were inspired by the players Bach had at hand, obviously highly gifted performers in the court orchestra.
The 3rd and 4th Brandenburg Concertos and the 1st Suite represent a highly inspired and truly creative mind, melding the best that the baroque period had to offer – great dance rhythms that propel the action forward, highly expressive slow movements, virtuosic writing for strings, and highly effective use of flutes, oboes, and bassoon. Join us for this inspiring concert of favorites.
Bach Suite No. 1
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Bach Sinfonia from Cantata 42