Cantata FestSeattle Choral Company presents choral cantatas by J.S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, and Tarik O'Regan
The Seattle Choral Company, led by their founding director, Freddie Coleman, concludes their 37th season with “Cantata Fest”—a concert of choral cantatas spanning three centuries.
Saturday, June 1, 2019 – at 8:00 p.m. with pre-concert talk at 7:00 p.m.
Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Avenue, Seattle
The program will include three works for choir and string orchestra:
“Cantata No. 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden" by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
“Cantata, Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten" by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
“Triptych Cantata" by Tarik O’Regan (b. 1978)
The concert will feature members of the North Corner Chamber Orchestra, led by Victoria Parker, soprano soloist Rebekah Gilmore, and organist Wyatt Smith.
A cantata is usually a vocal composition with instrumental accompaniment in multiple movements. It is often based on a poem or gospel text of which each verse is separately set to music. One movement can be a chorale, the next a recitative, the next an aria or duet.