A highlight of the Christmas season for many is the Bach Society of Saint Louis’ annual Christmas Candlelight Concert. Music Director A. Dennis Sparger will conduct the Bach Society Chorus and Orchestra in this year’s concert on Sunday, December 2 in Powell Hall. Also featured on the program is the Archdiocesan Children’s Choir, led by Horst Buchholz.
Sparger and Bach Society Principal Singer Melissa Payton joined host Steve Potter to discuss this year’s concert and sample three of the scheduled works.
Featured on the program are Bach’s Magnificat with the Bach Society’s Young Artists as soloists, and a new setting of O Magnum Mysterium by the young Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo. But the highlight for many is the candlelight processional which begins the second half of the program. In addition, audience members will be invited to join the chorus and orchestra in two traditional carols
The Bach Society of Saint Louis Presents A Candlelight Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Powell Hall, 718 N. Grand Blvd.