Musical Awakenings – Spring brings a reawakening of life – and we at the the Dallas Bach Society wish to share, in intimate settings, the gorgeous early music of European masters. These salon performances are an experience like no other.
Join us for the finest entertainment, including two exquisite house concerts (Drew Minter sings German lieder of the Medieval and Baroque periods in January, and Eric Smith returns with three of Bach’s Cello Suites in March); a resplendent reception is included in the ticket price. Nell Snaidas, soprano, will enliven you with a concert at the warm and inviting salon at the Meadows Museum in February. April brings our annual Passion concert: this year, it is Buxtehude and early Bach, a great admirer of Buxtehude. And in May, we visit the fantastical British Isles, with Purcell’s Fairy Queen, in an exploration of the natural world, surrounded by a preserve in Flower Mound, Texas.
Dallas Bach Society invites you to join us in the Spring! Scroll down here to purchase single tickets.
An Evening with Drew Minter
Saturday, 28 January 2017, 8pm
World renowned countertenor Drew Minter joins the Dallas Bach Society in an evening of Italian Love Songs and other Baroque favorites. Seats are of course limited – purchase your tickets now to guarantee your chance to appreciate the artistry of Mr. Minter under ideal circumstances! Hors d’oeuvres and libations at 7pm – Performed at a Private Residence Tickets
“Repertorio Español” with Nell Snaidas
Friday, 10 February 2017, 7:30pm
Saturday, 11 February 2017, 7:30pm
The Meadows Museum at SMU
Soprano Nell Snaidas was awarded “Best Classical of the Year” by Theater Jones following her brilliant House Concert in 2015, and we agree, so we are bringing her to the seat of Spanish Art in Dallas, the Meadows Museum, for masterpieces of the Baroque and Renaissance tting the magnificent art that will surround us. With Baroque theorbo and chamber ensemble. Tickets
The Complete Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach
Friday, 10 March 2017, 8pm
Saturday, 11 March 2017, 8pm
Two evenings with Dallas Bach principal cellist Eric Smith, featuring the complete cycle of the most amazing music for solo cello ever written. This is your chance to experience these glorious works in a chamber setting where every nuance and detail of expression will be enjoyed to the fullest extent. Come to one or both but do not miss this opportunity! Hors d’oeuvres and libations at 7pm – Performed at Private Residences Tickets
Passion Concert: Bach’s Cantata 4 Christ lag in Todesbanden, and the first Lutheran oratorio, Dietrich Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri
Saturday, 1 April 2017 7:30 pm
Zion Lutheran Church
We offer Bach’s very first cantata, also on a song by Martin Luther, to continue our celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, along with a most beautiful and historically significant piece by Buxtehude. For Bach, this composer was paramount – he walked 200 miles each way to experience his music at the cathedral in Lübeck, and even over-stayed his leave to soak up more of the master’s knowledge and genius. Tickets
Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen
Friday, 12 May 2017, 7:30pm
Saturday, 13 May 2017, 7:30pm
A site-specific staging of Purcell’s magical music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a brand-new al fresco setting worthy of the delightful comedy. Catherine Turocy brings her Hawaii Performing Arts Festival creation and her dancers for a once-in-a-lifetime production with the Dallas Bach soloists and players where you the audience will sit in a terrace garden setting as the performance goes on around you! Tickets