27 & 28 March J.S. Bach St. John Passion The Kentucky Bach Choir, Lexington KY Marlon Hurst, cond. www.kybach.org/concerts.html
12 April The NOVA Consort presents music of the Italian Renaissance at The Corner Store in Washington DC www.facebook.com/events/867236409985987/
19 April G.F. Handel Judas Maccabeus Rockbridge Choral Society, Lexington, VA William McCorkle, cond.
The Washington Bach Consort: "Heaven On Earth" April 29, 2012
"Often, composers use musical material from previously composed works in the context of a new one. Bach's Missa Brevis in G minor is a prime example of this common practice... As Maestro Lewis explained to the audience before taking the podium, this particular choral work has quotes from the towering Mass on B minor. That was especially evident in the solo aria for tenor, 'Qui Tollis' which seemed to be a more expansive take on a previously musical theme from the larger work. Here, tenor Robert Petillo gave a sterling performance with elegant phrasing that was the perfect vehicle for the clarion brilliance of his voice.