2013-2014 Repertory

Choral Masterworks from Early Music to Now!

Hymns of Triumph, Sunday, October 27, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
The Bach Society presents a concert of majestic works for chorus and orchestra, including the Lord Nelson Mass and the Concerto for Organ and Strings by Franz Josef Haydn, and Chandos Anthem No. 9, O Praise the Lord with One Consent, and Coronation Anthem No. 1, Zadok the Priest,  by George Frederic Handel. Andrea Chenoweth is the soprano soloist.

Sweet Sounds of the Holidays, Sunday, December 8, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
The Bach Society’s festive holiday concert features old and new choral works for Christmas and Hanukkah, with something for all ages to enjoy, including the audience sing-along. The Bach Society will be joined by the angelic voices of the Kettering Children’s Choir Chorale, directed by Bruce Swank, and the virtuosic handbell ensemble, the Kettering Advent Ringers, directed by Joan Ulloth Dorgan.

Mass in B minor by J.S. Bach, Sunday, March 23, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
J.S. Bach’s life’s work is summed up in a magnificent composition that he never heard performed in its entirety, as he completed it near the end of his life, weaving together some of his greatest pieces into one grand finale. Bach set the text of the traditional Mass to incomparably beautiful music for chorus, orchestra and soloists, in a work now considered a true masterpiece.

Celebrating Dance & Song, Sunday, May 18, 2014, 4:00 p.m.,
With the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company debuts new choreography created for two very different musical compositions from the 20th century: the a cappella choral work, Mass in G minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Frostiana: Seven Country Songs by Randall Thompson, with lyrics by poet Robert Frost. The Bach Society chorus will be accompanied by R. Alan Kimbrough.

Venue: All performances take place at the Kettering Adventist Church, 3939 Stonebridge Road, Kettering, Ohio. Parking is free and the facility is handicap accessible. Small children are welcome, and parents may use the special seating area for crying infants and toddlers, if needed.  (For directions click here)

Tickets for each concert are $18.00 for adults and $10.00 for students. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Season tickets for all four concerts are available for $55. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 937-294-2224. Credit card orders may be placed online through PayPal.

All Bach Society of Dayton concerts are recorded for playback on "Live and Local" on WDPR (88.1 FM) and WDPG (89.9 FM) and online at discoverclassical.org Click here for the schedule.

Funding and support for this season are graciously provided by many generous donors and sponsors, and by Culture Works, The Hampden W. and Erma R. Catterton Fund of The Dayton Foundation, The Harry A. Toulmin, Jr., and Virginia B. Toulmin Fund of The Dayton Foundation, and The Ohio Arts Council. We thank them all!