Bach Cantata: UMD Choral Activities

Bach Cantata

UMD Choral Activities
Thursday, March 16, 2023 . 1:30PM
Photo by Hayley Fahey.
Principal People: 

David Mann, conductor
Sydney Black, Soprano
Jessica Harika, Alto
Colton Smith, Tenor
Josh Bates, Bass

Special Announcement: 

Missed the performance? Watch the livestream here, available until May 15, 2023.

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Estimated Length: 
30 min

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J.S. Bach, known as the great master, wrote more than 200 cantatas, and UMD Choral Activities aims to sing them all in this series of short performances led by conductors in the graduate program. Conducted by a graduate student from the choral conducting program, this performance will feature Bach's Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe (BWV 22).

Bach composed his cantata Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe as one of two audition pieces for the coveted position of Thomaskantor in Leipzig. The work features stylistic elements that would become hallmarks of Bach’s output during his 27 years at Thomaskirche. BWV 22 dramatically sets chorale and biblical texts that reflect upon Jesus’ foretelling of his suffering to the twelve disciples and is scored for oboe, strings, soloists, chorus and continuo group.

About UMD Choral Activities

Choral conducting alumnus Jason Max Ferdinand D.M.A. ’15 makes his season debut as the new director of choral activities. UMD's choral program is internationally regarded and offers students a wide array of choral experiences with music encompassing all styles and eras. In addition to this season’s on campus performances, the UMD Concert Choir participates in annual collaborations with both the National Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at premier venues including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall and Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

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