Past Seasons

UNFINISHED MASTERPIECES

Saturday, October 28, 2017 — 8:00 p.m.
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Boston

Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Margaret Lias, mezzo-soprano
Lawrence Jones, tenor
Woodrow Bynum, bass
Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting

MENDELSSOHN Christus, Op. 97
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759
MENDELSSOHN Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener in Frieden fahren, Op. 69/1
MOZART Requiem in D minor, K 626


A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 — 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 — 7:30 p.m.
Old South Church, Boston

Back Bay Chorale
*Back Bay Chorale Ensemble
Majestic Brass
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting

O come, O come, Emmanuel (arr. Parker/Shaw)
Carol: O come, all ye faithful (arr. Willcocks)
In dulci jubilo (M. Praetorius)
Now is born the divine Christ child (Traditional)
The Shepherd’s Farewell (from L’enfance du Christ, op. 25) (Berlioz)
The Birth of Christ (from Christus, op. 97) (Mendelssohn)
Carol: The first Nowell (arr. Willcocks)
What is this lovely fragrance? (arr. Flummerfelt)
*Suo gân (arr. Cleobury)
Ding! dong! merrily on high (arr. Wilberg)
*O frondens virga (Drew Collins)
*Ach Herr, du Schöpfer aller Ding (Schütz)
A Hymn to the Virgin (Britten)
The Shepherd’s Carol (Bob Chilcott)
*Mary had a baby (arr. Dawson)
Carol: Go, tell it on the mountain (Traditional Spiritual)
Glory, glory, glory to the newborn King (Moses Hogan)
Come, let us go again (Carson Cooman)
Carol: Hark! the herald-angels sing (arr. Willcocks)
Hallelujah! (from Messiah) (G. F. Handel)


ELEMENTS OF STYLE: AN AMERICAN SONGBOOK
Saturday, March 10, 2018 — 8:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Church, Cambridge

Margaret Bridge, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Doña, viola
Henry Weinberger, piano
Back Bay Chorale
*Back Bay Chorale Ensemble
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting

DOMINICK DIORIO All Is (2016)
BARBER Reincarnations (1942)
*JOHN CORIGLIANO Fern Hill (1961)
*MORTEN LAURIDSEN Mid-Winter Songs (1980)
CAROLINE SHAW Fly Away I (2012)
DAVID LANG tell me, from battle hymns (2009)
JENNIFER HIGDON Amazing Grace, from Southern Grace (1998)


ESSENTIAL VOICES: RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

Sunday, May 13, 2018 — 3:00 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge

Christina Pier, soprano
Sumner Thompson, baritone
Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Toward the Unknown Region
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Five Variants of “Dives and Lazarus”
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Dona Nobis Pacem

MUSIC OF THE SPIRITS

Sunday, October 30, 2016 —3:00 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University Cambridge

Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano
Margaret Lias, mezzo-soprano
Patrick T. Waters, tenor
Ryne Cherry, baritone
Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting

BRAHMS Nänie, Op. 82
BEETHOVEN Mass in C major, Op. 86
MENDELSSOHN Die erste Walpurgisnacht [The First Walpurgis Night], Op. 60


A BOSTON CHRISTMAS

Sunday, December 18, 2016 – 3:00 p.m.
Old South Church, Boston

Eric Berlin, trumpet
Back Bay Chorale
*Back Bay Chorale Ensemble
Majestic Brass
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
†Jonathan Mott conducting

Verbum caro factum est —Hassler
Carol: Hark! the herald-angels sing — arr. J. Wachner
Gloria in excelsis Deo — Weelkes
Plainsong: In splendoribus sanctorum — Mode VI
In splendoribus sanctorum — MacMillan
Lux Aurumque — Whitacre
*O beatum et sacrosanctum diem — P. Philips
*Hodie Christus natus est — Poulenc
Carol: O come, all ye faithful — arr. D. Willcocks
Hodie Christus natus est — G. Bassano
Bethlehem — W. Billings
Carol: Angels we have heard on high — J. Wachner *
†Fum, fum, fum — arr. Parker/Shaw
*†E la don, don — Cancionero de Upsala, 1556
*†Ríu, ríu, chíu — Cancionero de Upsala, 1556
Coventry Carol — D. Warland
The Three Kings — J. Dove
When the song of the angels is stilled — P. Ayres
Christmas Flourish — Randol Alan Bass


ESSENTIAL VOICES: DA PACEM

Saturday, March 11, 2017 — 8:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Church, Cambridge

Emily Marvosh, contralto
Justin Thomas Blackwell, organ
Back Bay Chorale
Jonathan Mott conducting

Justorum animae, Op. 38, No. 1 — C. V. Stanford
Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229 — J. S. Bach
Lux aeterna IV — Thomas Oboe Lee
In pace, in idipsum dormiam et requiescam — J. Sheppard
The Beatitudes — Pärt
Song for Athene — Tavener
Blagoslovi, dushe moya, Ghospoda, from All-Night Vigil, Op. 37 — Rachmaninoff
Beings — Jonathan Mott
Da pacem Domine — Pärt
Gaudeamus omnes in Domino — Byrd
The Road Home — Stephen Paulus


HAYDN Die Schöpfung [The Creation], H.XXI:2 (sung in German)

Sunday, May 14, 2017 — 3:00 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge

Jacquelyn Stucker, soprano
William Hite, tenor
Sumner Thompson, baritone
Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting

THE ROMANTIC GENERATION

Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 8:00 p.m.
Church of St. Paul, Cambridge

Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
Henry Weinberger, piano
Justin Thomas Blackwell, piano
Ethan DePuy, tenor
Becca Kornet, mezzo-soprano
John Kornet, tenor
Elisabeth Axtell, horn
Nick Rubenstein, horn
Anna Ellsworth, harp

BRAHMS from Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103 (Nos. 1, 4, 5, and 11)
BRAHMS Vier Gesänge, Op. 17
SCHUBERT Der Gondelfahrer, D. 809
SCHUBERT Nachthelle, D. 892
SCHUBERT Sehnsucht, D. 656
BRAHMS Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52


A BOSTON CHRISTMAS

Sunday, December 20, 2015 – 3:00 p.m.
Old South Church, Boston

Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
Lexington High School Concert Choir (Jason Iannuzzi, Director of Choruses)
Tremble Clefs: A Chorus of the Jewish Family and Children’s Service (Marilyn Okonow, conductor)
Back Bay Chorale (Scott Allen Jarrett, conductor)
Majestic Brass
Justin Thomas Blackwell, organ

O come, O come Emmanuel – Traditional; arr. Julian J. Wachner
Carol: Adeste Fideles (O come, all ye faithful) – John Francis Wade; arr. Richard Webster
Bring a torch, Jeannette, Isabelle – Traditional; arr. Wachner
Svete tikhi, Op. 23, no. 2 – Alexander Gretchaninoff
Ave Maria – Anton Bruckner
Carol: O little town of Bethlehem – Lewis H. Redner; arr. Webster
Oh guide my steps – Debra Winston
This Christmastide – Donald Fraser
Sing Noel – William Cutter
The snow lay on the ground – Traditional; arr. Wachner
Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson; arr. Michael Edwards
The holly and the ivy – Rodney Lister
Now winter nights enlarge – Thomas Campion; arr. Richard Cornell
Away in a manger – Rodney Lister
Jubilate Deo à 8 – Giovanni Gabrieli
Niño lindo – Traditional Venezuelan melody; arr. Wachner
Carol: Silent Night – Franz Gruber; arr. Wachner
Fantasia on a Ukranian Carol – Traditional Ukranian carol; arr. William Cutter
Carol: Joy to the world – Traditional; arr. Wachner


POULENC Stabat Mater
MOZART Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543
VERDI Stabat Mater

Saturday, March 5, 2016 – 8:00 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge

Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra
Jacquelyn Stucker, soprano


BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms

Back Bay Chorale
New Bedford Symphony
Saturday, May 14, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
Zeiterion Arts Center, New Bedford

David MacKenzie conducting

Sunday, May 15, 2016 – 3:00 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge

Scott Allen Jarrett conducting

Karen Slack, soprano
Abigail Fischer, mezzo-soprano
Yeghishe Manucharyan, tenor
David Kravitz, baritone

MUSIC OF VIENNA

Saturday, October 18, 2014 – 8:00 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge

Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
Joanna Mongiardo, soprano
Jacqueline Stucker, soprano
Patrick T. Waters, tenor
Bradford Gleim, bass

BEETHOVEN Hallelujah, from Christ on the Mount of Olives, Op. 85
HAYDN Te Deum in C major, Hob. XXIIIc:2 (“for the Empress Marie Therese”)
SCHOENBERG Friede auf Erden, Op. 13
MOZART “Great” Mass in C minor, K.427


A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS

Saturday, December 13, 2014 – 8:00 p.m.
Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street,

Boston Back Bay Chorale
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
*Mariah Wilson conducting
Majestic Brass
Gary DiPerna, timpani
Justin Thomas Blackwell, organ

Tollite hostias (from Oratorio de Noël, Op. 12); Camille Saint-Saëns Carol:
O come, all ye faithful; arr. David Willcocks
*Bogoroditse Devo; Arvo Pärt
*Bogoroditse Devo (from All-Night Vigil, Op. 37); Sergei Rachmaninoff
*Shestopsalmiye (from All-Night Vigil, Op. 37); Rachmaninoff
*Salvation is created; Pavel Chesnokov
Ave Maria (Angelus Domini); Franz Biebl
Canon: Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen; Melchior Vulpius
Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming; Jan Sandström
Carol: Hark! the herald-angels sing; arr. Willcocks
Quem vidistis, pastores?; Richard Dering
Rise up, shepherd, and follow; Spiritual; arr. John Rutter
Glory, glory, glory to the newborn King; Spiritual; arr. Moses Hogan
Carol: Deck the hall; Traditional carol
Jubilate Deo a 8; Giovanni Gabrieli
Here we come a-wassailing; Traditional carol
Carol of the Bells; arr. Peter J. Wilhousky
I wonder as I wander; Appalachian carol; arr. Rutter
What cheer?; William Walton
Have yourself a merry little Christmas; arr. Paul Johnson
Carol: Silent night, holy night; arr. Malcolm Sargent
Carol: Joy to the world; arr. Julian J. Wachner
“Hallelujah” (from Messiah); G. F. Handel


BEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123

Saturday, March 21, 2015 – 8:00 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge

Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
Jessica Muirhead, soprano
Adriana Zabala, alto
Stefan Barner, tenor
David Kravitz, bass


DURUFLÉ Requiem, Op. 9

Saturday, May 9, 2015 – 8:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Church, Cambridge

Back Bay Chorale
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
*Mariah Wilson conducting
Margaret Lias, mezzo-soprano
Sassan Haghighi, cello
Justin Thomas Blackwell, organ

J INGALLS Northfield
I MARSHALL Hymnodic Delays: Bright Hour Delayed
T O’REGAN We Remember Them, from Triptych (2005)
J RUNESTAD I will lift my eyes (Psalm 121)
*DURUFLÉ Quatre Motets sur des Thèmes Grégorian, Op. 10
M LAURIDSEN Ubi caritas et amor

WAGNER AND VERDI: SUNDAY AT THE OPERA

Sunday, November 3, 2013 – 3:00 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge

Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra
Karen Slack, soprano
Corey Bix, tenor
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting

WAGNER Tannhäuser
Act II, Scene 4
Entrance of the Guests – “Freudig begrüßen wir die edle Halle”
Act II, Introduction and Scene 1
“Dich teure Halle”
Overture (Dresden version, 1837)
WAGNER Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Act III, Scene 5
Procession of the Meistersingers
“Wach auf! es nahet gen den Tag”
“Morgenlich leuchtend in rosigem Schein” (Prize song)
VERDI La Forza del Destino
Overture
Act IV, Scene 2: “Pace, pace mio Dio”
VERDI La Traviata
Act I excerpts
“Introduction”
Brindisi (“Libiamo”)
“Si redeesta in ciel l’aurora” “Sempre libera”
VERDI Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, from Nabucco
VERDI Aida
Act II, Scene 2
“Gloria all’Egitto, ad Iside”
Triumphal March
“Vieni, o guerriero vindice”


BACH AND BEYOND: CELEBRATING 40 YEARS

Saturday, March 8, 2014 – 8:00 p.m.

Emmanuel Church, Boston
Back Bay Chorale
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
*Beverly Taylor conducting
Terry Everson, trumpet

J S BACH Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf, BWV 226
*R KYR Out of the Depths (De Profundis), from The Passion According to Four Evangelists (1995)
J WACHNER Shall we, too, rise forgetful from our sleep, from Come, My Dark-Eyed One (2009)
J MACMILLAN Data est mihi omnis potestas (2007)
J MACMILLAN In splendoribus sanctorum (2005)
J MACMILLAN Sedebit Dominus Rex (2005)
Bridges Presentation
J S BACH Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied!, BWV 225


HANDEL Saul, HWV 53, an oratorio (abridged)

Saturday, May 10, 2014 – 7:30 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge

Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
Sumner Thompson, baritone (Saul)
Matthew Anderson, tenor (Jonathan)
Douglas Dodson, countertenor (David)
Amanda Forsythe, soprano (Michal)
Jacquelyn Stucker, soprano (Merab)
Patrick T. Waters, tenor (Witch of Endor)
Irvin Heifetz, bass (Ghost of Samuel)
Claire McCarthy, soprano (Israelitish Woman, High Priest)
Joseph Leupold, baritone (Doeg)
Daniel Mahoney, tenor (Amalekite)

A BACH CHRISTMAS

Saturday, December 15, 2013 – 8:00 p.m.
Faneuil Hall, Boston

Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Emily Marvosh, mezzo-soprano Gregory Zavracky, tenor
Harris Ipock, bass

BACH Selections from Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
Chorus: Jauchzet, frohlocket! Auf, preiset die Tage!
Chorale: Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht
Sinfonia, from Part II
Recitative: Und alsobald war da be idem Engel
Chorus: Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe
Recitative: So recht; ihr Engel, jauchzt und singet
Chorale: Wir singen dir in deinem Heer
BACH Gloria in excelsis Deo, BWV 191
BACH Magnificat in D major, BWV 243
arr. JARRETT Holiday Sing-Along
HANDEL Hallelujah!, from Messiah


MOZART Requiem in D minor, K. 626

M FAIROUZ Anything Can Happen (2011)
(BBC Commission)

Sunday, March 17, 2013 – 8:00 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge

Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
Teresa Wakin, soprano
Misty Bermudez, alto
Stefan Reed, tenor
David Kravitz, bass
Roger Tapping, viola


ORFF Carmina Burana

Saturday, May 11, 2013 – 8:00 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge

Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra
Boston City Singers (Jane Money, Artistic Director)
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
Melinda Whittington, soprano
Patrick T. Waters, tenor
Graham Fandrei, bass
Justin Thomas Blackwell, piano
Henry Weinberger, piano

ESSENTIAL VOICES

Saturday, November 19, 2011 – 8:00 p.m.
Emmanuel Church, Boston

Back Bay Chorale
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
Justin Thomas Blackwell, organ

PALESTRINA Alma Redemptoris Mater
PALESTRINA Missa Papae Marcelli
BRITTEN Deus in adjutorium meum … (1945)
BRITTEN A Hymn to the Virgin (1930)
MENDELSSOHN Heilig
BRUCKNER Os justi, WAB 30
J WACHNER Arise, my love (1998)
J MACMILLAN Padre Pio’s Prayer (2008) J MACMILLAN A New Song (1997)


J S BACH St. John Passion, BWV 245

Saturday, March 10, 2012 – 8:00 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge

Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
Dann Coakwell, tenor (Evangelist)
Paul Max Tipton, baritone (Jesus)
Margot Rood, soprano
Emily Marvosh, mezzo-soprano
Aaron Sheehan, tenor
Sumner Thompson, bass (Pilate)


HAYDN Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons), Hob. XXI:3

Saturday, May 5, 2012 – 8:00 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge

Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
Teresa Wakim, soprano (Hanne)
Zachary Wilder, tenor (Lucas)
David Kravitz, bass (Simon)

J S BACH Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248 (Christmas Oratorio)

Saturday, December 11, 2010 – 7:00 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge

Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
Kendra Colton, soprano
Krista River, mezzo-soprano
Aaron Sheehan, tenor
David Newman, bass


RACHMANINOFF All-Night Vigil (Vsenoshchnoe bdenie), Op. 37

Saturday, March 5, 2011 – 8:00 p.m.
Emmanuel Church, Boston
Saturday, March 19, 2011 – 8:00 p.m.
Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland

Back Bay Chorale
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
Stefan Reed, tenor


VERDI Messe da Requiem

Saturday, May 14, 2011 – 8:00 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge

Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
Hope Briggs, soprano
Sarah Heltzel, mezzo-soprano
Yeghishe Manucharyan, tenor
David Kravitz, baritone

MUSIC for the CATHEDRAL, CONCERT HALL, and OPERA HOUSE

Friday, November 20, 2009 – 8:00 p.m.
Emmanuel Church, Boston

Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
Angela Gwinn, soprano
Henry Weinberger, piano
Scott Allen Jarrett, piano
Justin Thomas Blackwell, organ

VERDI Ave Maria, from Quattro Pezzi Sacri
PIZZETTI Missa di requiem
PIZZETTI De profundis (1937)
ROSSINI O salutaris Hostia
MASCAGNI Regina Coeli, from Cavalleria rusticana
PUCCINI Un bel dì, from Madama Butterfly
PUCCINI Quando me’n vò, from La bohème
PUCCINI O mio babbino caro, from Gianni Schicchi
ROSSINI I gondolieri,from Péchés de vieillese, Vol. 1
ROSSINI La passeggiata, from Péchés de vieillese, Vol. 1
ROSSINI Toast pour le nouvel an, from Péchés de vieillese, Vol. 2


A VENETIAN CHRISTMAS

Saturday, December 19, 2009 – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 20, 2009 – 3:00 p.m.
Marsh Chapel, Boston University, Boston

Scott Allen Jarrett conducting Majestic Brass Justin Thomas Blackwell, organ

H SCHÜTZ Jauchzet dem Herrn, SWV 38 (arranged for choir and brass by Michel Rondeau)
G GABRIELI Gloria (Sacrae Symphoniae, 1597)
R DERING Quem vidistis, pastores
G GABRIELI Sanctus (Sacrae Symphoniae, 1597)
G BASSANO Hodie Christus natus est
MONTEVERDI Lauda Jerusalem (Psalm 147), from Vespro della Beata Virgine, 1610

CHRISTMAS FAVORITES
Carol: Hark the herald angels sing (arr. David Willcocks)
arr. Peter Wilhousky – Carol of the Bells
Herbert Howells – Sing lullaby
John Gardner – Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
John Rutter – Shepherd’s Pipe Carol
Anonymous, arr. Noah Greenberg – Riu, riu, chiu Morten
Lauridsen – O magnum mysterium
arr. Malcolm Sargent – Silent Night
arr. John Rutter – The Twelve Days of Christmas Carol:
O come, all ye faithful (arr. David Willcocks)
Carol: Joy to the World (arr. Julian J. Wachner)
George Frederic Handel – Hallelujah!, from Messiah


HANDEL Israel in Egypt, HWV 54 (1739)
HANDEL Concerto Grosso in F major, Op. 3, no. 4

Saturday, March 13, 2010 – 8:00 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge

Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra
Teresa Wakim, soprano
Brenna Wells, soprano
Brad Fugate, alto
Matthew Anderson, tenor
James Demler, baritone
Graham T. Wright, bass


BACH Mass in B minor, BWV 232

Saturday, May 15, 2010 – 8:00 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge

Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra
Kendra Colton, soprano I
Sonja Tengblad, soprano II
Krista River, mezzohsoprano
Aaron Sheehan, tenor
Sumner Thompson, basshbaritone

december

20dec7:30 pm- 9:00 pmA Boston Christmas7:30pm | Old South Church, Boston
22dec4:00 pm- 5:30 pmA Boston Christmas4 pm | Old South Church, Boston

march

9mar8:00 pm- 10:00 pmRachmaninoff: Vespers8pm | St. Paul’s Church, Camb.

may

19may3:00 pm- 5:00 pmBach: Mass in B Minor3pm | Sanders Theatre, Camb.

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