SAN ANSELMO, CA — Join Marin Baroque’s celebration of the 300th anniversary of JS Bach’s MAGNIFICAT on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 7:30 PM in San Anselmo’s First Presbyterian Church. Daniel Canosa will conduct the early instrument ensemble with vocal soloists Rosemary Beecher Bryant and Helene Zindarsian (soprano); Sara Couden (contralto); Samuel Faustine (tenor); and John Kendall Bailey (bass).
One of the most beloved works in the choral realm, the text of Magnificat is taken from the Gospel of Luke and sung in Latin. Bach composed it for Christmas Day in 1723, during the first year of his post as music director of St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany. The festive orchestra includes trumpets, flutes, oboes, strings, timpani and continuo (early keyboard).
Marin Baroque will also perform Antonio Vivaldi’s NISI DOMINUS, a stunning setting of Psalms 126, with contralto soloist Sara Couden, a Lindemann Young Artist at the Metropolitan Opera (2017) who has performed at Marlboro Music Festival and Music@Menlo, among others. The orchestral overture to GF Handel’s AN OCCASIONAL ORATORIO will complete the program.
Tickets are $15-30 and available online and at the door starting at 7:00 PM. Current Marin County COVID-19 protocols will be in effect. Masks are recommended but not required.72 Kensington Road