BACH AND HANDEL

in collaboration with Minnesota Chorale

The pinnacle of Baroque music. A collage of Bach’s chorale, cantata, and instrumental concerto is paired with selections from Handel’s final oratorio, “The Triumph of Time and Truth”. The oratorio tells the tale of Beauty being enticed by Pleasure and Deceit while Time and Truth struggles to advise her against temptations. To whom will Beauty adhere to?

Sarah Brailey, soprano

Matthias Maute, Artistic Director, Bach Society of Minnesota

Kathy Saltzman Romey, Artistic Director, Minnesota Chorale

Sarah Brailey, Soprano

Hailed by The New York Times for her “radiant, liquid tone,” and “exquisitely phrased” singing and by Opera UK for “a sound of remarkable purity,” soprano Sarah Brailey enjoys a career that resists specialization. Recent highlights include Puccini’s Suor Angelica with Lorelei Ensemble and the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Handel’s Messiah with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; performing with Kanye West and Roomful of Teeth at the Hollywood Bowl; Bach’s St. John Passion with St. Thomas Fifth Avenue; the role of Verveine on the premiere recording of Le Dernier Sorcier by Pauline Viardot; recording cello and vocal soundscapes for the 2018 Fog x FLO public art installation in Boston’s Emerald Necklace; Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Colorado Symphony; Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with The Handel and Haydn Society; Zorn’s Madrigals at the Louvre Museum; and the premiere recording of Ethel Smyth’s The Prison with The Experiential Orchestra.

Co-founder of Just Bach, a new monthly concert series in Madison, Wisconsin, Sarah is also the Artistic Director of the Handel Aria Competition. She is a member of Beyond Artists, a coalition of artists that donates a percentage of their concert fee to organizations they care about. Learn more at www.sarahbrailey.com.

Founded in 1972, the Minnesota Chorale is Principal Chorus of the Minnesota Orchestra and ranks among the foremost professional choruses in the United States. Led by Kathy Saltzman Romey since 1995, the Chorale is best known for its work with the Twin Cities’ two major orchestras, but is equally dedicated to fostering and deepening relationships through its award-winning Bridges community engagement initiatives, educational activities, and independent presentations of choral works. A seasoned artistic partner, the Chorale continues to explore new artistic directions and collaborative opportunities, while earning the highest critical acclaim for its work on the concert stage.

Kathy Saltzman Romey, the Chorale’s fifth artistic director and the Minnesota Orchestra’s choral advisor, has prepared choruses for performances under many of the world’s outstanding conductors. Formerly a student of Helmuth Rilling at the Frankfurt State Conservatory of Music, she is on the staff of the Oregon Bach Festival and prepared its chorus for the 1998 premiere of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Credo. More recently, she prepared the Westminster College Symphonic Choir for performances with the New York Philharmonic and Lorin Maazel, and served as chorus master for the 2005 Choral Workshop at Carnegie Hall. A noted teacher, she is director of choral activities at the University of Minnesota, where she also heads the graduate conducting program and leads both the Concert Choir and Chamber Choir.

Dates & Locations

Friday, Mar. 13 @ 7:30 pm
Bethlehem Lutheran Church

4100 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Saturday, Mar. 14 @ 7:30 pm
The Summit Center

1524 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105