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BACH MARATHON ARCHIVES

1988-2005

CALGARY BACH CHOIR THANKS THE FOLLOWING MUSICIANS FOR DONATING THEIR TIME AND TALENTS:

18TH BACH MARATHON

Saturday   29 October 2005   1:00 - 7:00 pm

Featured Works and Performers:

Movements from Cantata 12 - Howard Janzen, organ/ Purcell: Music for a While, Fairest isle, Beauty, thou scene of love, We sing to Him, Pastor's Beauties, how Sweet is the Air, Chorales from Cantas 97 & 93 - Voicescapes (Christina Jahn, soprano, Julie Harris, soprano, Jerald Fast, tenor, Paul Grindlay, bass-baritone), Stephan Bonfield, piano/ 2 movements from BWV 997 - Michael Dias, guitar/ Partita in A minor - Carolyn Freeze, piano/ Brevel: Concertino No. 2 - Mima Milica-Jovanovic, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Excerpts from Cantatas 205 & 147 Aleksandra van der Hoek, piano/ Gavotte from Suite #3, Holborne: Pave & Galliard - The Broken Consort (Patricia Barton, recorder, Carla Hos, recorder, Christine Azad, viola da gamba bass, Angela Harries, viola da gamba soprano, Irene Kyle, viola da gamba tenor)/ Aria from Cantata 79 - Betty Hicks, contralto, Reinhard Sunnus, flute, Joan Kent, cello,Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Sonata in E minor, C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in B Flat Major, Quantz: Sonata in A Major - Reinhard Sunnus, flute, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude "Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland" - Ariel Gonzalez, piano/ Telemann: Sonata in F Major - Francesca Davenport, recorder, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Buxtehude: Lauda Sion, Praetorius: Von Himmel Hoch - Calgary Bach Festival Society Choir, Janet Youngdahl, conductor, Cody Obst piano, Carmen Ashmead, violin, Elisa Janz, violin, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Handel: Sonata op/ 1 No. 10 - Jeffrey Plotnick, violin,Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Kempff-Bach: Transcriptions for Piano -- Cody Obst, piano/ Kabelevsky-Bach: 8 Little Preludes and Fugues - Kryzstof Semkowicz, piano/ Aus Liebe, from St. Matthew Passion - Janet Youndgahl, soprano, Lauren Eselson, flute, Heather Haydu, oboe, Melody McKnight, oboe

Scarboro United Church

 

17TH BACH MARATHON

Saturday   30 October 2004   1:00 - 7:00 pm

Featured Works and Performers:

Schutz: Schaffe in mir Gott, O Herr hilf, Virga Jesse from Magnificat BWV 243, jesus bleibet meine Freude - Voicescapes (Christina Jahn, soprano, Julie Harris, soprano, Jarald Fast, tenor, Paul Grindlay, bass-baritone), Gary Tong, organ/ Prelude & Fugue in D minor - Howard Janzen, organ/ Prelude & Fugue from Suite, BWV 1008 - Olena Kilchyk, cello/ Bist du bei mir, Wir eilen mit Schwachen, Davies: The Fader of Heven - Calgary Boys' Choir, Paul Grindlay, conductor/ Vivaldi: Concerto, RV 399 - Mima Milica-Jovanovic, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Chaconne from partita No. 2 in D minor - Michael Ibrahim, saxophone/ Arias from cantatas 58 & 57 - Barbara Newman, soprano, Carmen Ashmead, violin, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Handel: Chaconne Variee in G Major, Buxtehude: Suite in A minor, Bach-Brahms: Chaconne from Partita, BWV 1005 - Krzysztof Semkovicz, piano/ Anonymous: Variations on Greensleeves - Francesca Davenport, recorder/ Handel: Sonata No. 2, Sonata, BWV 1031, Albinoni: Adagio - Aleksandra van der Hoek, piano, Joan Cobb Beaumont, flute/ de Gringy: A Solis Ortus, fugue a Cinq, Trio, Point d'Orgue sur les Grand Jeux - James Picken, organ/  Handel: Ombra mai fu, Gluck: Che faro senza Euridice -Betty Hicks, contralto/ J.S. Bach: Psalm 117 - Calgary Bach Festival Society Choir, Janet Youngdahl, conductor, Ariel Gonzalez, piano/ D. Scarlatti: Sonatas, K11 & K.380 - Ariel Gonzalez, piano/ Arias - Janet Youngdahl, soprano/ Qui sedes from B minor Mass, Handel: But who may Abide, from Messiah - Julia Millen, soprano, Melody McKnight, oboe/ J.S. Bach: Cello Suite - Philip Hansen, cello/ Pieces for piano - Carolyn Freeze, piano

Scarboro United Church

 

16TH BACH MARATHON

Saturday    25 October 2003   1:00 - 7:00 pm

Featured Works and Performers:

Prelude & Fugue Nos. 1 & 3 WTC I - Kathleen van Mourik, piano/ Chorales -  Calgary Bach Festival Society Choir, Janet Youngdahl, conductor, Ariel Gonzalez, piano/ Chaconne, BWV 1002 - Donovan Seidle, violin/ Prelude & Fugue No. 4 WTC I - Jamie Syer, piano/ Preludes & Fugues Nos. 5 & 6 WTC I - Amanda Anderson, cello, Ariel Gonzalez, piano/ Preludes & Fugues Nos. 24, 9 WTC II & 20 WTC I -  Howard Janzen, organ/ Chorales -  Voicescapes (Christina Jahn, soprano, Julie Harris, soprano, Jerald Fast, tenor, Paul Grindlay, bass-baritone)/ Sonata, BWV 1028 - Kirill Kalmykov, cello, Ariel Gonzalez, piano/ Trio Sonata, BWV 1034 - Mark Krusemeyer, alto recorder, Joan Kent, bass viola da gamba and cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Prelude & Fugue No. 14 WTC II - Aleksandra van der Hoek, piano/ Trio from cantata BWV 202, Selection from Organ Trio in D minor, Movements from Trio Sonata, BWV 1039 -  Diana Piggott, violin, Jessica Powell, oboe, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Prelude & Fugue No. 12 WTC I - James Picken, organ/ Preludes & Fugues Nos. 1 & 15 WTC II - Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Preludes & Fugues Nos. 7 & 8 WTC I -  Todd Davidson, piano/ Preludes & Fugues Nos. 9, 11, 15 & 13 WTC I - John Robertson, piano/ Trio Sonata, BWV 1039 - Francesca Davenport, recorder, Mark Krusemeyer, recorder, Joan Kent, Cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Prelude & Fugue No. 21 WTC I - Carolyn Freeze, piano/ Chorales -  Cathedral Church of the Redeemer Choir, Winston Noren, conductor, John Hall, organ

Scarboro United Church

 

15TH BACH MARATHON

Saturday   19 October 2002   Noon - 6:00 pm

Featured Works and Performers:

Chorale Prelude, BWV 386, Prelude & Fugue, BWV 981 - James Picken, organ/ Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Erschallet, ihr Lieder, Gloria sie dir - Mount Royal Kantorei, David Ferguson, conductor, Ariel Gonzalez, piano/ Jim Leyden, poetry recitation/ Aria from Cantata 39 - Kristal Calvert, soprano, Philippa Fullerton, flute, Koan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Handel: Sonata No. 4 - Jeffrey Plotnick, violin, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Aria from Cantata 36 - Janet Youngdahl, soprano, Jeffrey Plotnick, violin, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in G Major - Lauren Eselson, flute, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Welt ade, from Cantata 27, Schutz: Cantate Domino, Buxtehude: Kyrie dfrom Missa Brevis, The Not-So-Boring-Minuet - Ensemble Etcetera/ Sonata, BWV 1034 - Mark Krusemeyer, alto recorder, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Sonata, BWV 1029 - Kirill Kalmykov, cello, Kathleen van Mourik, piano/ Qui sedes from B minor Mass, Aria from Cantata 112 - Betty Hicks, contralto, David Sussman, oboe, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Bruhns: Preludium in E minor - Gary Tong, organ/ Vivaldi - Sonata in E minor - Milica Jovanovic-Mima, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Arias from Cantatas 245 & 211 - Barbara Newman, soprano, Ingrid Crozman, flute,Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ D. Scarlatti: Donata, K. 380 - Ariel Gonzalez, piano/ Sonata, BWV 1027 - Kirill Kalmykov, cello, Ariel Gonzalez, piano/ Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue, BWV 903 - Carolyn Freeze, piano/ Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Christopher Semkovicz, piano/ J.S. Bach - Menuet & allegro from Sonata Op. 2 No. 5, allegro from Sonata Op. 6 - Colleen Athparia, piano, Leena Athparia, violin, Sonjoy Athparia, cello/ Boismortier: Suite No. 1 - Ingrid Crozman, flute/ Telemann: Duet, Op. 2 No. 1 - Ingrid Crozman, lute, Francesca Davenport, recorder/ Nun danket alle Gott, Buxtehude: In te sperati, Afferte gloriam honorem, & Gloria sei dir gesungen from Cantata 140 -  Voicescapes (Christina Jahn, soprano, Julie Harris, soprano, Jerald Fast, tenor, Paul Grindlay, bass-baritone), Alison Kranias, organ/ Toccata & Fugue in G minor, Bourree from Ouverture 3, Prelude from Cello Suite in G Major - Dorothy Bishop, cello, Joan Kent, cello/ Jesu, Joy o Man's Desiring, Preludes from Suites, BWV 995 & 1007 - Jorge Aviles, tenor, Rod Thomas Squance, marimba/ P.D.Q. Bach: Suite No. 2 - Dorothy Bishop, cello, Joan Kent, narrator/ First Movement of Motet, BWV 225 - Calgary Bach Festival Society Choir, Janet Youngdahl, conductor/ Prelude, BWV 550, Wenn wir hoechsten Noten sein, Fugue, BWV 550 - Howard Janzen, organ

Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church

 

14TH BACH MARATHON

Saturday   27 October 2001   Noon - 6:00 pm

Featured Works and Peformers:

Fugue, BWV 578 - James Picken, organ/ 3 Chorales from St. Matthew Passion -  Calgary Bach Festival Society Choir, Janet Youngdahl, conductor, Ariel Gonzalez, piano/ Aus Liebe, from St. Matthew Passion -  Kim Reinhart, soprano, Greer Reinhart, keyboard/ Handel: Sonata, Op. 1 No. 11 - Francesca Davenport, alto recorder, Ben Davenport, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Was mein Gott will gescheh' allzeit, Hassler: Cantate Domino & Gratias agimus tibi, P.D.Q. Bach: Loving is as easy -  Ensemble Etcetera/ Prelude & Allemande from Suite, BWV 1012 - Lael Stromberg, cello/ Handel: Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 9 - Bronwyn Jones, violin, Allison Carley, violin, Whitney Jones, viola, Erin Clark, cello, Terry Clark, flute/ Christe Eleison from B minor Mass - Kim Reinhart, soprano,  Marnie Latour, alto, Claude Veilleux, keyboard/ Erbarme dich from St. Matthew Passion -  Susan Fulmer, alto, Elisa Sereno-Janz, violin, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Sonata, BWV 1018 - Jeffrey Plotnick, violin, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in B Flat Major - Tim Janz, flute, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Concerto - Joan Kent, viola da gamba, Leya Rennert-May, viola da gamba/ Biber: Sonata No. 4 - Elisa Sereno-Janz, violin, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Sonata, BWV 528 - Mark Krusemeyer, alto recorder, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Bist du bei mir - Barbara Newman, soprano, Mark Krusemeyer, recorder, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ 2 Bourrees from English Suite, BWV 807, Affetuoso from Brandenburg Concerto 5, Wahet Auf - Dorothy Bishop, cello, Joan Kent, cello/ First movement Sonata, BWV 1030 - Terry Clark, flute, Gary Tong, harpsichord/ Trio Sonata, BWV 1027 - Lauren Eselson, flute, Heather Schienbein, flute, Tom Mirhady, cello, Mel Kirby, harpsichord/ Prelude, Bourrees & Gigue from Suite, BWV 1010 - Dorothy Bishop, cello/ Caldara: Alma del core, Gluck: O del mio dolce ardor -  Betty Hicks, contralto, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Partita, BWV 829 - Charles Foreman, piano/ Arias from Cantatas 208 & 51 - Carolyn Dahl Rees, soprano, Ariana Rodriguez, harpsichord/ Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue, BWV 903 - Irene Wong, piano/ Frescobaldi-Cassado: Toccata - Marie van der Hoek, cello, Aleksandra van der Hoek, piano/ Bach-Liszt: Prelude & Fugue in A minor - Lara Henchel, piano/ Schutz: Deutsches Magnificat - Voicescapes (Christina Jahn, soprano, Julia Harris, soprano, Jerald Fast, tenor, Paul Grindlay, bass-baritone), Chellan Hoffman, organ, J.S. Bach - Symphony No. 4, Handel: Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 No. 5 - University of Calgary Chamber Orchestra, Edmond Agopian, director

Jane Outcalt, harpsichord donor

St. Matthew's United Church

 

13TH BACH MARATHON

Saturday   28 October 2000   1:00 - 7:00 pm

Featured Performers:

Jorge Aviles, tenor, Christine Azad, harpsichord, Dorothy Bishop, cello, Krystal Calvert, soprano, Jason Erhardt, bass, Lauren Eselson, flute, Charles Foreman, piano, Betty Hicks, contralto, Christina Jahn, soprano, Howard Janzen, organ, Kirill Kalmykov, cello, Joan Kent, viola da gamba & cello, Jeffrey Plotnick, violin, Angela Phi, flute, David Sussman, oboe, Gary Tong, organ, Kathleen van Mourik, piano, Rune Vibegaard, organ, Janet Youngdahl, soprano, Calgary Bach Festival Society Choir, Janet Youngdahl, conductor

Cathedral Church of the Redeemer

 

12TH BACH MARATHON

Saturday   30 October 1999   1:00 - 7:00 pm

Featured Works and Performers:

Schutz: Troestet, troestet mein Volk, Praetorius: Wie schoen leuchtet - Calgary Bach Festival Society Choir, Mel Kirby, conductor/ Trio Sonata, BWV 529 - James Picken, organ/ Bis du bei mir, Duet, Ave Maria -  Calgary Children's Choir, Marni Strome, conductor, Susan Woodward, piano/ Buxtehude: Magnificat -  Hope Lutheran Church Choir, Jim Beer, conductor/ Gloria from Missa, BWV 234 - University of Calgary Chamber Choir, Janos Horvath, conductor/ Partita, BWV 830, Prelude from Toccata, BWV 914 -  Peter Walker, piano/ cantare Children's Choir, Catherine Glaser-Climie, conductor, Chorale Preludes BWV 599, 601, 603, 605, Fugue, BWV 578 - Rune Vibegaard, organ/ Hassler: missa Secunda - Christ Church Anglican Choir, Margie Newman, conductor/ Alleluia from Cantata 142, Bikst du bei mir, Handel: Awake the Trumpet's Lofty Sound, Sheep may safely graze -  Mount Royal Children's Choir, Rosemarie Sherban, conductor, Nola Davidson, piano/ Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Rejoice, O My Spirit, come with Hearts and Voices Sounding - Mount Royal Junior Children's Choir, Janet Rendell, conductor, Cheryl Emery, piano/ Aria from Fugue, BWV 575, Fugue, BWV 578 - University of Calgary Vocal Jazz ensemble, Arlie Langager, conductor/ O King of Glory, Thy name is shining on me, Help us, O Thou Son of God - St. Andrew's Anglican Choir, Nicole Chaplain-Pearman, conductor, Dr. Hugo Meynell, organ/ Prelude & Fuge, BWV 532 - Gary Tong, organ/ J.M. Bach: I know that my Redeemer Lives, Motet, BWV 118 - Knox Presbyterian Choir, Calgary Lutheran Chorale, Don Neville, conductor, Nancy Fraser, organ/ Prelude & Fugue, BWV 536 - Patrick Farineau, organ/ Gloria sei dir, from Cantata 140 - Mount Royal College Youth Choir, David Ferguson, conductor, Patricia Jewell, piano/ Den Tod, from cantata 4, Bist du bei mir, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Telemann: Was Gott will, das geschehe, J.C.F. Bach: Ehre, sei Gott, Der Herr segne euch, from Cantata 196, J.C.F. Bach: Dessen Preis die Hirten sungen, Duet & Chorale from Cantata 93 -  Calgary Boys' Choir, Arlie Langager/Jean-Louis Barbier, conductors, Bev Monro, piano/ Motet, BWV 230 - Kantorei Chamber Choir, David Ferguson, conductor, Nhat-Viet Phi, piano/ Prelude, BWV 568, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Chorale Prelude, BWV 679 - Howard Janzen, organ, Sing-along, Mel Kirby, conductor

Cathedral Church of the Redeemer

 

11TH BACH MARATHON

Saturday   31 October 1998   1:00 - 7:00 pm

Featured Works and Performers:

Fantasia & Fugue, BWV 542 - James Picken, organ/ Motet, BWV ANH 159 - Calgary Bach Festival Society Choir, Mel Kirby, conductor/ Sonata, BWV 1034 - Lauren Eselson, flute, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Cantata 51 - Katheryne Perri Edwards, soprano, Jeffrey Plotnick, violin, Stephanie Soltice-Johnson, violin, Theresa Plotnick, viola, Gareth Jones, trumpet, Beth Sandvoss, cello, Grace Cuzzani, harpsichord/  First movement Brandenburg Concerto 3 - Jeffrey Plotnick, violin, Ben Plotnick, violin, Katherine Plotnick, cello/ A Musical Offering, BWV 1079 - Philippa Fullerton, flute, Jeffrey Plotnick, violin, Peter Parthun, cello, Rolf Bertsch, harpsichord/ Sonata, BWV 1027 - Joan Kent, viola da gamba, Christine Azad, harpsichord/  Sonata, BWV 1029 - Beth Sandvoss, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Jazz Improvisations -  Willy Joosen, piano, Michael Hope, baritone/ Duets - Carmen Lindsay-Ashmead, violin, Joan Kent, cello/ Aria from Cantata 57 - Janet Youngdahl, soprano, Carmen Lindsay-Ashmead, violin, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Suite, BWV 1007 - Susan Foulkes, cello/ Benedictus from B minor Mass - Jorge Aviles, tenor, Carmen Lindsay-Ashmead, violin, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ English Suite, BWV 808 - Alison Kranias, harpsichord/ Prelude from Partita, BWV 825, J.C. Bach: first movement from Sonata in B Flat Major, P. Schickele: Tombeau de P.D.Q. Bach - Craig Hutchenreuther, violin, Julie Jacques, piano/ Invention, BWV 774, Arioso, Gigue from Suite, BWV 1009 - Dorothy Bishop , cello, Joan Kent, cello/ Toccata, Adagio & Fuge, BWV 564 - Rune Vibegaard, organ/ Suite, BWV 1007 - Dorothy Bishop, cello/ Arias from Cantatas 102 & 79 - Elizabeth Haberl, contralto, Gwen Klassen, flute, Jean Landa, oboe, Tom Megee, cello, Grace Cuzzani, harpsichord/ Partita, BWV 830 - Charles Foreman, piano/ Sonata, BWV 1033 - Jennifer Buller, flute, Kirill Kalmykov, cello, Kathleen van Mourik, piano/ Arias from Cantatas 1 & 21 - Kristal Calvert, soprano, David Sussman, oboe, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Prelude & Fugue, BWV 548 - Howard Janzen, organ

Cathedral Church of the Redeemer

 

10TH BACH MARATHON

Saturday   25 October 1997   1:00 - 7:00 pm

Featured Works and Performers:

Sonata, BWV 1015 - Jeffrey Plotnick, violin, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Erbarme dich, from St. Mathew Passion - Susan Fulmer, alto, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Allemande, Sarabande & Double from Partita, BWV 1002 - Alana Gralen, violin/ Erwage, from St. John Passion - Jorge Aviles, tenor, Theresa Plotnick, viola, Judith Grossman, viola, Joan Kent, viola da gamba, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ C.P.E. Bach: Sonata, Wq 132 - Mark Krusemeyer, alto recorder/ Jazz Improvisation - Willy Joosen, piano, Michael Hope, baritone/ Sonata, BWV 1030 - Philippa Fullerton, flute, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Allemande, Sarabande & Gigue from Suite, BWV 1011 - Susan Foulkes, cello/ Partita, BWV 828 - Charles Foreman, piano/ Sonata, BWV 1027 - Kirill Kalmykov, cello, Kathleen van Mourik, piano/ Toccata & Fugue, BWV 540 - Howard Janzen, organ/ Suite, BWV 1009 - Beth Sandvoss, cello/ Aria from cantata 36 - Barbara Newman, soprano, Carmen Lindsay-Ashmead, violin, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Duets in E minor & G Major - Carmen Lindsay-Ashmead, violin, Joan Kent, cello/ Sonata, BWV 1035 - Ingrid Crozman, flute, Naomi Huber, piano, Bruce Hildersheim, bassoon/ French Suite, BWV 813 - Alison Kranias, harpsichord/ Trio Sonata in D minor - Patricia Barton, alto recorder, Carla Hos, tenor recorder, Joan Kent, viola da gamba, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Prelude from Suite, BWV 1012 - Dorothy Bishop, cello/ Suite in C minor -  Lauren Eselson, flute, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Aria from cantata 98 -Katheryne Perri Edwards, soprano, David Sussman, oboe d'amore, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Opening Chorus and Chorale from Cantata 80 - Calgary Bach Festival Society Choir, Mel Kirby, conductor/ Sing-along, James Picken, organ

Cathedral Church of the Redeemer

 

9TH BACH MARATHON

Saturday   19 October 1996   1:00 - 7:00 pm

Featured Works and Performers:

Chorale, Aria & Alleluia from Motet, BWV 225 - Calgary Bach Festival Society Choir, Mel Kirby, conductor, Christine Azad, piano/ Come let us all this day, Flocks in pastures green abiding - Calgary Children's Choir, Marnie Strome-Smith, conductor, Susan Woodward, piano/ Cantata 77 - Hope Lutheran Church Choir, Jim Beer, conductor, Helen Borm, organ, Anna Kozak, violin, Richard Scholz, trumpet, Melissa Jackson, soprano, Elizabeth Haberl, contralto/ Glory to God, chorale from cantata 140, Blessing, Glory and Wisdom - Mount Royal Youth Choir, David Ferguson, conductor, Patricia Jewell, piano/ Break forth O beauteous Heavenly light - St Andrew's Anglican Church Choir, Nicole Chaplain-Pearman, conductor, Marie Taylor, organ/ Come let us all this day, Ave Maria, Rejoice, O my spirit, Come with Hearts and Voices Sounding, In God, my faithful God - Mount Royal College Junior Children's Choir, Mount Royal College Songsters, Catherine Glaser-Climie, conductor, Antonina Cox, piano/ Largo from Cantata 156, Duet from Cantata 9 - University of Calgary Women's Choir, Malcolm Edwards, conductor, Margaret Dahlberg, piano, Katia Borkowski, flute, theresa Fenton, flute/ Gloria in excelsis Deo & Dona nobis pacem, from B minor Mass - Calgary Festival Chorus, Mel Kirby, conductor, Margaret Newman, organ, Foothills Brass Quintet/ Holy Spirit, source of gladness, Jesus priceless treasure, Jesus, refuge of the weary - Calgary Lutheran Chorale, Don Neville, conductor, Margaret Newman, organ/ Resound then O voices, Erschallet, ihr Lieder, Motet, BWV 231, Alleluia! All praise be to God - Mount Royal Kantorei, David Ferguson, conductor, Pamela Connolly, piano/ J.Chr. Bach: fuerchte dich nicht, J.M. Bach: Dass Blut Jesu Christe -  Early Music Consort of Calgary (Katherine Partridge, Julie Freedman-Smith, James Hume, David Partridge, Christopher Fullerton), David Partridge, conductor/ Cantata 150 - University of Calgary Chamber Choir and Orchestra, Janos Horvath, conductor, Sarah Wipf, piano, Anna kozak, violin, Lana Bickell, soprano, Esther Kim, soprano, Patrice Jegou, alto, Andreas Berko, tenor, Trevor Van Den Brassche, bass

Cathedral Church of the Redeemer

 

8TH BACH MARATHON

Saturday   21 October 1995   1:00 - 7:00 pm

Featured Works and Performers:

Kyrie from Mass in B minor - Calgary Bach Festival Society Choir, Mel Kirby, conductor, Jeff Jones, organ/ Preludes & Fugues Nos. 7 & 9, WTC II - John Searchfield, harpsichord/ Komm, susses Kreuz & mache dich, from St. Matthew Passion - Nicholas Zekulin, baritone, Kathleen van Mourik, piano/ Trio Sonata, BWV 1039 - Jeffrey Plotnick, violin, David Zweifel, violin, Amanda Forsyth, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Sonata, BWV 1017 - Jeffrey Plotnick, violin, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Suite, BWV 1009, arr. R. Schumann - Tom Mirhady, cello, Colleen Athparia, piano/ Partita, BWV 825 - Charles Foreman, piano/ Concerto in G Major after Vivaldi arr. Piatagorski - Susan Foulkes, cello, Allen Reiser, piano/ Sonata, BWV 1034 - Mark Krusemeyer, recorder, Joan Kent, viola da gamba, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Prelude & Fugue, BWV 545, 2nd movement from Trio Sonata in C minor - Maxine Thevenot, organ/ Aria from Cantata 58 - Kathryne Perri Edwards, soprano, Bridig Knecht, violin, Kathleen van Mourik, piano/ Prelude, Sarabande & Gavotte from Suite, BWV 1011 - Dorothy Bishop, cello/ Trio Sonata, BWV 1039 - Julie Jacques, harpsichord, Ingrid Crozman, flute, Jana Wyber, oboe, John Feldberg, bassoon/ Duet from Cantata 4 - Gail Hayes, soprano, Kim Reinhart, soprano, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Aria from Cantata 58 - Gail Hayes, soprano, Carmen Lindsay, violin, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Fantasia & Fugue, BWV 537 - Chellan Hoffman, organ/ Aria from cantata 169, Agnus Dei from B minor Mass -  Elizabeth Haberl, contralto, Kathy Corvino, violin, Alana Gralen, violin, Howard Janzen organ, John Lowry, violin, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Chorale Prelude, BWV 711, Trio, BWV 676, Adagio, BWV 662 - Howard Janzen, organ/ Sonata, BWV 1001 - John Lowry, violin/ Et Misericordia from Magnificat, BWV 243 -  Jorge Aviles, tenor, Elizabeth Haberl, contralto, Marjorie Newmann, organ, Joan Kent, cello/ Partita, BWV 1013 - Christie Reside, flute/ Chaconne, arr. C. Jaffi & J. Perron - Amanda Forsyth, cello, Susan Foulkes, cello/ Duet from Cantata 78 - Elizabeth Haberl, contralto, Diana Piggott, soprano, Margie Newman, organ, Joan Kent, cello/ Passacaglia & Fugue, BWV 532 - Terry Fullerton, organ

Grand Piano by Jerome's Yamaha Music Centre

Cathedral Church of the Redeemer

 

7TH BACH MARATHON

Saturday   15 October 1994   1:00 - 7:00 pm

Featured Works and Performers:

Motet, BWV 230 - Calgary Bach Festival Society Choir, Jamie Syer, conductor, Joan Kent, cello/ Fugue, BWV 552 - John Searchfield, organ/ Sonata, BWV 1016 - Jeffrey Plotnick, violin, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Andanta from Sonata, BWV 1002, arr. Richard Johnston - Jamie Syer, piano/ Suite, BWV 1008 - Tom Mirhady, cello/ Arias from Cantatas 112, 110 & 119 - Elizabeth Haberl, contralto, David Sussman, oboe, d'amore, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ P.D.Q. Bach & J.S. Bach - Willy Joosen, piano, John Robertson, piano/ Sonata, BWV 1028 - Joan Kent, viola da gamba, Chrstine Azad, harpsichord/ Chorale Preludes, BWV 669, BWV 670 & BWV 671, Fugue, BWV 552 - Paulette Grundeen, organ/ Erbarme mich, from St. Matthew Passion, Arias from Cantatas Nos. 94 & 79, Preludes & Fugues in A flat Major and D Major, WTC I - Julie Jacques, harpsichord, Paula O'Driscoll, contralto, Ingrid Crozman, flute, Carmen Lindsay, violin/ Sonata, BWV 1017 - Edmond Agopian, violin, Richard Troeger, harpsichord/ Preludes & Fugues in C Major and B Flat minor, WTC I, Preludes & Fugues in G Major and E Major, WTC II - Peter Jancewicz, piano/ Allemande & Sarabande from Suite, BWV 1012 - Susan Foulkes, cello/ Sonada, BWV 1015 - John Lowry, violin, Richard Troeger, harpsichord/ Aria from Cantata 208 - Barbara Newman, soprano, Patricia Barton, recorder, Carla Hos, recorder, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Prelude & Fugue, BWV 541 -  Maxine Thevenot, organ/ Prelude, Sarabande & Gigue from Suite, BWV 1008 Dorothy Bishop, cello/ Partita, BWV 827 - Charles Foreman, piano/ Prelude & Fugue, BWV 543, J.S. Bach: Variations on "Ah! Vous Dirais-je Maman" - Howard Janzen, organ

Grand Piano by Jerome's Yamaha Music Centre

Cathedral Church of the Redeemer

 

6TH BACH MARATHON

Saturday   16 October 1993   1:0 - 7:00 pm

Featured Works and Performers:

Kyrie, Gloria, Cum Sancto Spiritu from Missa, BWV 236 - Calgary Bach Festival Society Choir, Jamie Syer, conductor, Jeffrey Plotnick, violin, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Chorale Prelude "Liebster Jesu", Blessed Jesu, Come, Redeemer of the Earth, Chorale Prelude "Nun komm der Heiden Heiland" - Knox Presbyterian Choir, Nancy Fraser, conductor and organ/ Cantata 80 - Grace Presbyterian Choir, Glenn Potter, conductor, Sharon Poelstra, soprano, Sandi Anderson-Sykes, alto, Jean Giroux, tenor, Ron Oscroft, Bass, Chris MacRae, bass, Sheldon Nadler, violin, Graham Hunter, organ/ Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Chorales Nos. 5 & 12 from Cantata 1, Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 - Mennonite Women's Choir, Brenda Schellenberg, conductor, LaDona Ahenda, organ/ Jesus, unser Trost und Leben, Bist du bei mir, Ich dein betrubtes Kind, Rejoice O my Spirit - Mount Royal Children's Choir, Catherine Glaser-Climie, conductor, Sue Jane Bryant, viola, Karen Youngquist, cello, Myra Gowing, piano/ Motet, BWV 227 - Musica Viva, Janos Horvath, conductor/ Blessing, Glory and Wisdom, Hallelujah, O Praise the Lord Most Holy, Sing Praise unto our God, Sheep May Safely Graze - Jubilate, Rob Gowing, conductor, Myrna Gowing, piano/ Chorale Partita variations I, III, V, VII, X & XI, BWV 768 - Terry Fullerton, organ/ Sanctus No. 4, Wachet auf, from Cantata 140 - Mount Royal Youth Choir, David Ferguson, conductor, Patricia Jewell, organ, Hildi Ireland, violin, Jessica Low, violin, Garrett Knecht, cello, Jill Maciak, flute/ Cantata 79 - Hope Lutheran Choir, Jim Beer, conductor, Patricia Barnes, soprano, Delores Krentz, mezzo-soprano, Bill Woodward, bass-baritone, Craig Hutchenreuther, violin, Helen Borm, organ/ ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier, Bist du bei mir, Lord See the Good Works of my Heart - Calgary Youth Choir, Marni Strome, conductor, Susan Woodward, piano/ Cantata 71 - Calgary Festival Chorus, Mel Kirby, conductor, Mary Buchanan, soprano, Joanne Sterken, alto, Glenn Friesen, tenor, Michael Hope, bass, Margaret Newman, organ/ Kyria from Missa, BWV 236, Chorales Nos. 21 & 72 from St. Matthew Passion - Cantus, Wayne Rawcliffe, conductor, Lorna Watson, bass gamba/ J.M. Bach: Dass Blut Jesu Christe - Ad Libitum/ Motet, BWV 230 and Sing-along  - Christ Church Choir, Margaret Newman, conductor, Chellan Hoffman, organ

Harpsichord supplied by Anna Christiansen

Grand Piano by Jerome's Yamaha Music Centre

Christ Church Elbow Park

 

5TH BACH MARATHON

Saturday   3 October 1992   2:00 - 8:00 pm

Featured Works and Performers:

Fantasia & Fugue, BWV 542 - Terry Fullerton, organ/ Suite, BWV 1007 - Tom Mirhady, cello/ Sonata, BWV 1035 - Philippa Fullerton, flute, Tom Mirhady, cello, Terry Fullerton, harpsichord/ Aria from Cantata 204 - Marilyn Zweifel, soprano, Jeffrey Plotnick, violin, Christine Azad, harpsichord, Amanda Forsyth, cello/ Trio Sonata, BWV 1039 - David Zweifel, violin, Jeffrey Plotnick, violin, Christina Azad, harpsichord/ Prelude & Fugue, BWV 534 - John Searchfield, organ/ Partita, BWV 1013, C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in E Flat Major - Genevieve Blanchard, baroque flute, Richard Troeger, harpsichord/ 2 movements from Sonata, BWV 1015 - Alana Gralen, violin, Jane Sutherland, harpsichord/ Partita, BWV 826 - Charles Foreman, piano/ Fantacy, BWV 906 - Julie Jacques, harpsichord/ Arias from cantatas 24, 85 & 35 - Paula O'Driscoll, alto, Elaine Henchell, violin, Julie Jacques, harpsichord/ Toccata, BWV 916 - Julie Jacques, harpsichord/ Sonata, BWV 1021 - Elaine Henchell, violin, Julie Jacques, harpsichord/ Preluds, BWV 1008, 1007 & 1011 - Tom Megee, cello/ Arias from Cantata 21 & 202 - Barbara Newman, soprano, Jean Landa, oboe, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Sonata, BWV 1014 - John Lowry, violin/ Chorale Partita, BWV 766, Concerto in G Major after Johann Ernst, BWV 592 - Paulette Grundeen, organ/ English Suite, BWV 807 - Jamie Syer, piano/ 2 movements from Sonata, BWV 1002 - Laurie Syer, violin/ P.D.Q. Bach & Bach Jazz - Willy Joosen, piano and synthesizer/Excerpts from Partita - Tereza Stanislav, violin/ Excerpts from Suite, BWV 1009 - Rochelle Johnston, cello/ Sonata, BWV 964 - Marilyn Engle, piano/ Sonata, BWV 964 - Edmond Agopian, violin, Marilyn Engle, piano/ Preludes & Fugues, BWV 545 & 546 -  Michael Tschatsch, organ/ Et Incarnatus & Crucifixus from B minor Mass, Suscepit Israel from Magnificat, BWV 243, Jesu, meine Fruede, Jesus, Bread of Life -Calgary Bach Festival Society Choir, Jamie Syer, conductor

Harpsichord by Craig Tomlinson, Vancouver

Grad Piano by Jerome's Yamaha Music Centre

Cathedral Church of the Redeemer

 

4TH BACH MARATHON

Saturday   26 October 1991   2:00 - 8:00 pm

Featured Works and Performers:

Fantasia & Fugue, BWV 542 - Terry Fullerton, organ/ Mache dich, from St. Matthew Passion - Jason Erhardt, bass-baritone, Jane Sutherland, harpsichord/ Sonata, BWV 1032 - Philippa Fullerton, flute, Terry Fullerton, harpsichord/ Sonata, BWV 1019 - Jeffrey Plotnick, violin, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Concerto for 2 harpsichords, BWV 1062 - Christine Azad, harpsichord, Jane Sutherland, harpsichord/ Prelude, Sarabande & Gigue from Suite, BWV 1008 - Charles Bernard, cello/ Sonata, BWV 1014 - Cenek Vrba, violin, Terry Fullerton, harpsichord/ Piano Jazz - Willy Joosen, piano/ Prelude $ Fugue No. 2, WTC I - Jamie Syer, piano/ Erbarme mich, from St. Matthew Passion - Wendy Hedderwick White, mezzo-soprano, Laurie Syer, violin, Jamie Syer, piano/ Chorale Preludes, BWV 667, 658 & 680, Prelude & Fugue, BWV 544 - Paulette Grundeen, organ/ March, Menuet & Gavotte - Patricia Barton, baroque dancer, Dirk van Wyck, baroque dancer, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Sonata, BWV 1039 - Kathryn Corvino, violin, David Zweifel, violin, Joan Kent, cello/ Patita, BWV 1002 - Alan Gralen, violin/ Chorale Preludes, BWV 636, 622 & 625 - John Searchfield, organ/ W.F. Bach: Duetto in F Major -  Richard Troeger, harpsichord, Paulette Grundeen, harpsichord/ Concerto in G Major after Vivaldi -Tom Megee, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Partita, BWV 1002 - Edmond Agopian, violin/ Prelude & Fugue No. 7, WTC II, French Suite No. 5, Prelude & Fugue No. 8, WTC - Richard Troeger, harpsichord/ My heart ever faithful - Barbara Newman, soprano, Jane Sutherland, harpsichord/ Italian Concerto, BWV 971 - Vladimir Levtov, piano/ Fugue, BWV 552 - Corinne Dutton, organ/ Bach Chorale Sing-along - Calgary Bach Festival Society Choir, Stephan Bonfield, guest conductor

Harpsichords by Craig Tomlinson, Vancouver

Grand Piano by Jerome's Yamaha Music Centre

Cathedral Church of the Redeemer

 

3RD BACH MARATHON

Saturday   3 November 1990   2:00 - 8:00 pm

Featured Works and Performers:

Passacaglia & Fugue, BWV 582 - Terry Fullerton, organ/ Quia respixit from Magnificat, BWV 243 - Elizabeth Hojan-Figge, soprano, David Sussman, oboe d'amore, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Sonata, BWV 1031 -Philippa Fullerton, flute, Terry Fullerton, harpsichord/ Sonata, BWV 1014 - Jeffrey Plotnick, violin, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Aria from Cantata 208 -  Adele Baker Kaszas, soprano, Mary Brown, harpsichord, Anne Steghaus, recorder, John van Leeuwen, recorder/ Concerto for 2 Harpsichords, BWV 1061 - Christine Azad, harpsichord, Jane Sutherland, harpsichord/ Suite, BWV 1009 - Charles Bernard, cello/ Chorale Prelude, BWV 579 - Margaret Newman, organ/ C.P.E. Bach - 5 Geistliche Lieder - Susanne Charles, soprano, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Partiata, BWV 825, Toccata, BWV 914 - Richard Troeger, harpsichord/ Praeludium, BWV 1010 - Arthur Bachmann, viola/ Aria from Cantata 82 - Christopher Lyle, baritone, Susanne Charles, piano/ Concerto in G Major after Vivaldi - Tom Megee, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Aria from Cantata 92 - Katheryne Perri Edwards, soprano, Malcolm Edwards, harpsichord/ Jazz Bach - Willy Joosen, piano/ Esurientes implevit from Magnificat, BWV 243 - Wendy Hedderwick White, mezzo-soprano, Margaret Wharton, piano/ Trio Sonata, BWV 529, first movement, Trio, BWV 582, Toccata, BWV 538 - Corinne Dutton, organ/ Bourre, Organ Fugue arr. W. Swingle - Calgary Bach Festival Society Choir, Christopher Lyle, conductor, Gordon Pritchard, percussion, Richard Daun, bass/ Sonata, BWV 1017 - Cenek Vrba, violin, Richard Troeger, harpsichord/ Partita, BWV 830 - Marilyn Engle, piano, Bach Chorale Sing-along - Calgary Bach Festival Society Choir, Christopher Lyle, conductor, Corinne Dutton, organ, James Buenting narration

Harpsichord by Ron Haas, Aptos, California, after Friderici

Harpsichord by Glenn Hardy, San Francisco, 1980

Harpsichord by Wittmayer, 1970

Grand Piano by Jerome's Yamaha Music Centre

Cathedral Church of the Redeemer

 

2ND BACH MARATHON

Saturday   21 October 1989   1:00 - 8:00 pm

Featured Works and Performers:

Chorale Prelude, BWV 737, Prelude & Fugue, BWV 544 - John Searchfield, organ/ Sonata, BWV 1005 - John Lowry, violin/ Italian Concerto, BWV 971 - Colleen Athparia, piano/ Sonata, BWV 1035 - John van Leeuwen, alto recorder, Jane Sutherland, harpsichord/ C.P.E. Bach: Sonata, Wq 49 - Jane Sutherland, harpsichord/ Aria from Cantata 75, Et exsultavit from Magnificat, BWV 243 -Wendy Hedderwich White, mezzo-soprano/ Zeitmass, Bourree, Menuet - Patricia Barton, baroque dancer, Angela Harries, baroque dancer, Dirk van Wyck, baroque dancer, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Jazz Bach - Willy Joosen, piano/ Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Prelude, BWV 549 - Howard Janzen, organ/ mache dich from St. Matthew Passion - Christopher Lyle, baritone, Malcolm Edwards, organ/ W.F. Bach - Concerto a Due Cembali in F Major - Christine Azad, harpsichord, Jane Sutherland, harpsichord/ Sonata, BWV 1009 - Arthur Bachmann, viola/ Pastorale in F Major, Improvisation - Peter Togni, organ/ Adagio from Sonata, BWV 1001 - Peter Visentin, violin/Adagio, BWV 968, Sonata, BWV 964, C.P.E. Bach: Sonata No. 6 - Richard Troeger, clavichord/ Aria from Cantata 199 - Susanne Charles, soprano, Nancy Fraser, organ, Joan Kent, cello/ Sonata, BWV 1027 - Joan Kent, viola da gamba, Richard Troeger, clavichord/ Erbarme mich from St. Matthew Passion, Laudamus te from B minor Mass - Sylvia Dyck, mezzo-soprano, Peter Visentin, violin, Joan Kent, cello, Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Orgelbuchlein, BWV 605, Fugue, BWV 578, Chorales, BWV 659 & 684, Fugue, BWV 552 - Paulette Grundeen, organ/ 3 excerpts from Cantata 248, Alleluja from Motet 6 - Audio Quattro (Patricia Trevor, Brenda Schellenberg, Jason Erhardt, Brian Trevor)/ French Ouverture, BWV 831 - Marilyn Engle, piano/ Bach Chorale Sing-along - Calgary Bach Festival Society Choir, Christopher Lyle, conductor

Clavichord by Ron Haas, Aptos, California, after Friderici

Harpsichord by Johannes Secker, Alberta, after Johannes Ruckers (Edinburgh, 1638)

Concert V Harpsichord by Glenn Hardy, San Francisco, 1980

Grand Piano by Jerome's Yamaha Music Centre

Cathedral Church of the Redeemer

 

INAUGURAL BACH MARATHON

Saturday   29 October 1988   2:00 - 8:00 pm

Featured Works and Performers:

Fantasia, BWV 572 & Toccata & Fugue, BWV 565 - Terry Fullerton, organ/ Violin Sonata, BWV 1016 - Robert Penner, violin/ Weiss: Prelude & Fugue - Victor Coelho, lute/ Gavotte, Menuet & Contredanse - Patricia Barton, baroque dancer, Angela Harries, baroque dancer/ Partita, BWV 913 - Marilyn Engle, piano/ Sonata, BWV 1033 - Heleen Klatter, recorder/Andante, Allegro, Adagio, Menuet I & II - Joan Kent, viola da gamba/ Sonata, BWV 1034 - Christine Azad, harpsichord/ Prelude & Fugue, BWV 548 & Fantasia, BWV 572 - Peter Togni, organ/ Five Chorales - Susanne Charles, soprano/ Sicilienne - Eric Friedenberg, Dave Diver/ Praeludium, Fugue, Allegro in E Flat Major, W.F. Bach: Polonaises in F Major, D minor, E Flat Major, C.P.E. Bach: 12 Variations on Folie D'Espagne, Toccata, BWV 912 - Richard Troeger, harpsichord/ Chorales & Preludes, BWV 646 & 650, Toccata, BWV 538 - Chris Creaghan, organ/ P.D.Q. Bach - The Queen to me a Royal Pain doth give, Chorale from The Seasonings, By the Leeks of Babylon, My Bonnie Lass she smelleth - The Marathon Singers (Patrice Barnes, Debbie Ferguson, Susan Fulmer, Shiela Gow, Caroline Horne, Joan Stuart, Jason Erhardt, Gordon Gietz, Don Goerzen) , Susanne Charles, conductor/ Sonata, BWV 1028 - Arthur Bachmann, viola/ French Suite, BWV 816 - Charles Foreman, piano/ Sonata, BWV 1035 - Tim Janz, flute/ Jesu, joy of Man's Desiring, Sheep May Safely Graze - St. Mary's Cathedral Choir/ Ouverture 2 - Concert Arts Ensemble (Tim Janz, flute, Victoria Sebastian Kereluk, violin, Bonnie Louie, violin,Robert Grewcock, violin, Eva Sztrain, violin, Craig Hutchenreuther, violin, Elisabeth Szoijka, violin, Elisa Janz, violin, Arthur Bachmann, viola, Ben Neumann, viola, Joan Kent, cello, Karen Youngquist, cello, Chrstine Azad, harpsichord)

Grand Piano by Jerome's Yamaha Music Centre

Cathedral Church of the Redeemer

 

MUSIC MARATHON

Big Bach bash brings back baroque
Music Preview - Calgary Fast Forward Newspaper - October 28 - November 3, 2004

by Kenna Burima

No other composer in music history has exerted more influence than Johann Sebastian Bach.  His contribution to the canon of classical music is so vast that an entire musical era - the baroque period which ran from 1650 to 1750 - was defined by his death.

Although history initially failed to recognize Bach as a visionary, now, more that 250 years later, entire chapters of academic texts are dedicated to his life and music.

the Calgary Bach Festival Society has been contributing to Bach veneration for 17 years, hosting one of the most monolithic concert events Calgary has ever experienced - the society's annual Bach Marathon.  Dedicating six hours to Bach and his contemporaries, the Marathon brings together Calgary's entire classical music community in celebration of a man who gave so much to the development of Western music.

Diane Antoniuk, volunteer and publicist with the society, admits that it takes a lot of work to organize the event.  Along with the Bach Festival chorus there are more than 100 musicians.

"The community really steps up.  Most musicians are volunteering their time," says Antoniuk.  "It's a labour of love, otherwise it wouldn't happen."

It's the music that brings the community together, and while members of the Bach Festival Chorus are no doubt intimately familiar with the work of the master, Antoniuk says that Bach is actually better known to people than they might think.

"Bach is incredibly complex and at the same time easy listening," she says.  "Mathematicians look at his music and marvel at its complexity, but at the same time a beginner can sit down and pick through his music.  Bach really runs through our culture the same way that Shakespeare plays do.  We hear Bach's music in elevators, in malls, so when we hear his music performed, we may not know it but we're familiar with it.  A regular person coming to the marathon will probably recognize a lot of the music being performed."