Back-to-Back Bach

April 17, 2018

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is excited to announce a major weekend of performances on April 26, 27, and 28 in conjunction with the American Bach Society Conference.

Thursday, April 26, Yale professors Martin Jean, Thomas Murray, and graduate students from the organ department present a recital including works of Bach and more.

Friday, April 27, the Yale Schola Cantorum, joined by the Elm City Girls’ Choir and under the baton of principal conductor David Hill, will perform with a period-instrument orchestra in Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John Passion, as arranged by Robert Schumann. It will be a rare opportunity to hear one of Bach’s masterworks as reworked by another great composer.

Saturday, April 28, a special choir composed of ISM alumni will perform J. S. Bach’s iconic   Mass in B minor   with Juilliard415 under the direction of Masaaki Suzuki. Alumni soloists include Sherezade Panthaki, Mindy Ella Chu, Virginia Warnken, Sara Yanovitch, Gene Stenger, Sarah Couden, Dashon Burton, Nola Richardson, Daniel Moody, Paul Tipton, Dann Coakwell, and Jay Carter.