Music spotlight: Minnesota Chorale in an all-Bach program

  • Updated: March 29, 2013 - 2:41 PM
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Minnesota Chorale artistic director Kathy Saltzman Romey

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Back with Bach

Saturday-next Sunday: As a post-Easter treat, Minnesota Chorale presents the all J.S. Bach program “Awake the Voice!” Artistic director Kathy Saltzman Romey studied in Germany under internationally known Bach scholar and conductor Helmuth Rilling, and has been a staff member of the Oregon Bach Festival since 1984, so this material is very much her métier. Featuring the familiar Cantata 140, “Wachet auf” (“Sleepers Awake”), as well as two virtuosic motets for double choir, this promises to be an exhilarating event. The singers are joined by instrumentalists from the Minnesota Bach Ensemble. (7:30 p.m. Sat., Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 324 S. Prior Av., St. Paul; 3 p.m. next Sun., Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd. E., Wayzata. $10-$20. 612-455-2100, or http://mnchorale.org.)

WILLIAM RANDALL BEARD

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