Bach Project will wrap up Ashmont Hill series May 15

The All Saints’ Choir of Men and Boys will perform at the May 15 concert.
Images courtesy Parish of All Saints

On Sun., May 15, at 4 p.m., at All Saints’ Church (209 Ashmont St.), Ashmont Hill Chamber Music will conclude its 2021-2022 season with a special Bach Project concert featuring the full choral and orchestral ensemble, This will be the first time that the full ensemble has performed together since before the onset of the pandemic.

All the music on the program was written by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), and includes a wide variety of his music, both instrumental and vocal.

The professional vocal ensemble of eight singers will join forces with a chamber orchestra of eleven players, as well as the boys of the All Saints’ Choir, in two multi-movement pieces of sacred choral music, O heilges Geist- und Wasserbad (BWV 165), and Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (BWV 225).

The instrumental ensemble will perform Bach’s Concerto for Harpsichord & Strings in A major (BWV 1055) with Frances Conover Fitch as the harpsichord soloist; and, to remind the audience that J.S. Bach was first and foremost an organist, Andrew Sheranian will play a major work for pipe organ, the Prelude & Fugue in C major (BWV 547).

The Bach Project (Andrew Sheranian, director) is a collaborative endeavor between the music program at the Parish of All Saints, Ashmont, and Ashmont Hill Chamber Music. Now in its fifth season, the Project exists to bring the music of Bach to audiences in Dorchester through live performances at All Saints’ Church.

For tickets and more information please visit the website: Tickets: Adults, $25; students: $18; EBT Card Holder: $3, children under 13 free.

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