J. S.Bach: Easter Oratorio
With this concert, the Bach Society begins a series of performances of all Bach’s oratorios with the magnificent Easter Oratorio. The inventive use of instrumental and vocal colors makes this oratorio a miracle of music, in which three trumpets and timpani set the tone in a fascinating musical exploration of the Easter events.
- J.S.Bach Italian Concerto BWV 971
- J.S.Bach Cantata Ich habe genug BWV 82a soprano, flute, strings and bc
- J.S.Bach Easter Oratorio BWV 249
Partners in Praise Choir
In addition to the choir and orchestra, the Bach Society is pleased to share the stage with Partners in Praise Girls Choir under the direction of Julia Fahey. Bringing warmth and energy to the stage with works by Monteverdi, Rutter, Michael Culleton and others, and joining voices with the audience in a closing piece, this concert will be a joyous event that sets Bach’s jewel in a setting of ebullient choral music.
Partners in Praise Girls Choir is a spirited, highly disciplined, joyous group of girls from the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul communities of Minnesota. The choir is celebrating their 22rd season! PIP has performed on concert stages worldwide: Australia, Greece, Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Spain, England, Ireland, Canada, Costa Rica, Hawaii and within the USA.
Performance invitations include Minnesota ACDA and MMEA Conferences and the 50th Anniversary Conference for ISME. PIP also participates in national and international choral festivals and competitions, and has won gold and silver medals.
A major focus of the choir is to explore the richness of other cultures and to nurture a passionate appreciation for the beauty of music.
JULIA FAHEY, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Julia Fayhe, Artistic Director
Ms. Fahey is the founder of the International award-winning Partners in Praise Girls Choir – formed in 1994 to perform with Donny Osmond in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The experience was life changing and spiritual for Fahey and her singers.
Julia is proud to be on the faculty at the Convent of the Visitation School and Saint Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, Minnesota for the past 26 years. She teaches M.S. Music, voice lessons, musicals and directs the Men’s chorus at STA.
Ms. Fahey is a choir enthusiast with a passion for children’s voices. Her unique ability inspires young musicians to a stirring level of excellence and keeps her in high demand.