Program of four cantatas
BRATTLEBORO- The Blanche Moyse Chorale presents a program of four cantatas by J.S. Bach, dedicated to the memory of beloved baritone Sanford Sylvan, on Friday, October 11, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, October 13, at 2 pm, at the Brattleboro Music Center.
Under the direction of Mary Westbrook-Geha, the chorale has selected four cantatas which Sylvan sang during more than 20 years of warm affiliation with the chorale and with the New England Bach Festival and Marlboro Music Festival. Sylvan died suddenly in January at age 65.
The chorale and orchestra will be joined by vocal soloists Hyunah Yu, soprano: Steven Paul Spears, tenor; Katherine Maysek, mezzo-soprano; and Nathaniel Sullivan, bass.
The Blanche Moyse Chorale, a program of the Brattleboro Music Center, is an auditioned chamber chorus of about 30 singers.Director Westbrook-Geha has brought to the chorale her expertise in vocal technique and her strong background in the music of Bach, having sung mezzo-soprano and contralto roles for many years at Boston’s Emmanuel Church, the Marlboro Music Festival, and the New England Bach Festival.
Tickets may be purchased from the Brattleboro Music Center at (802) 257-4523, online at bmcvt.org or at the door. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door, and $10 for students. These performances are sponsored by Vermont Public Radio and the Vermont Arts Council.