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A Baroque Celebration - Charis Chamber Voices


Dec 7, 2019
06:00 PM until 08:00 PM




    Charis Chamber Voices will present a program from the heart of the Baroque period, including works from three generations of the Bach family and Vivaldi’s celebrated Magnificat. An orchestra of period instruments will accompany the singers.

    Two concerts are scheduled in area churches: on Saturday, December 7, at 6:00 p.m. at Bedford Presbyterian Church, Village Green, Bedford, NY, and Sunday, December 8, at 4:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, 178 Oenoke Road, New Canaan, CT.

    Charis is an auditioned chorus of about 40 men and women from Westchester County, NY, and Fairfield County, CT. Founded in 1994, the group is renowned for its diverse repertoire, unique blend of voices and captivating performances. This is Charis' last concert under the direction of the internationally renowned choral director Arthur Sjogren, who is retiring after a decade as Charis’ maestro.

    The first half of the program highlights the Bach family, which produced dozens of musicians from the 16th to the early 19th centuries. Featured is the masterwork, Singet dem Herrn by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), along with Die Kindheit Jesu by his son, Johann Christoff Friedrich Bach (1732-1795), and Herr, ich warte auf dein Heil by his father’s cousin, Johann Michael Bach (1648-1694).

    The Magnificat by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) opens the second half of the program, followed by a lively Gloria in excelsis Deo by Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745).

In the tradition of Charis Christmas concerts, the audience will be invited to join in carol singing and a wine and cheese reception afterwards. 

    Tickets are $25 ($20 for seniors and $15 for students). They may be purchased in advance through the Charis website, www.charisvocals.com, or at the door.




View map Bedford Presbyterian
Village Green
Bedford, NY

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Charis Chamber Voices



Contact name

Lisa Flanagan

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Bedford,Chappaqua,Katonah,Lewisboro,Mount Kisco,Pound Ridge

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