8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Performing Arts Center
Ramsey Concert Hall Sponsored by: Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Contact: Joshua Cutchin 706-542-4752
UGA's early music ensemble performs one of J.S. Bach's masterworks under the direction of Philip Moody.The concert will feature Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat in D with soloists Megan Gillis, Elisabeth Slaten, Emily Skilling, Victoria Fox, Jonathan Pilkington, Brian Lustig, and Washington Issac Holmes. The work, originally written in E-Flat Major, was composed for the 1723 Christmas Vespers during the first year Bach was in Leipzig. Originally it included four additional text for the Christmas service. Ten years later, Bach removed the additional texts, made minor revisions to the piece, and presented this new version in D major for the Marian feast of the visitation on July 2, 1733. There will be a trio of female vocalists as well as two sets of consort music of Thomas Lupo and William Lawes, directed by Dr. Roger Vogel. The evening’s program also presents sacred motets of Byrd, Schütz, and Handl.