Selections From B Minor Mass
- Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach and Friends Workshop is back! Come spend the day singing and playing a selection of Bach’s B Minor Mass alongside BSM professional artists and early music experts who will provide tips and tricks to sound more “baroque.”

“My kids said I was going to a music camp for adults. They were right. It was fun!”

Saturday, April 23, 2022
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, St. Paul

*Scholarship opportunities are available on a need-basis. Please feel free to contact us for info. Email to reach out to us.

Schedule and Selections



Arrival and Registration
Sectionals: Introduction to baroque style and technique
Music together
Lecture by Barbara Resch
More Music!


3. Kyrie
7b. (9.) Qui tollis
14. (5.) Crucifixus
(23. (5.) Dona nobis pacem)


7a. (8.) Domine Deus (sop tenor)
9a. (11.) Quoniam tu solos (bass)
12. (3.) Et in unum Dominum (sop alto)

If you play an instrument not listed above, please reach out to for a part to play. 

Workshop Instructors

Marco Real-d'Arbelles

Marco was appointed Associate Artistic Director of the Bach Society of Minnesota in 2018 where he works as conductor, violinist, and speaker bringing diverse communities together through music. He leads BSM’s successful “Bach with Friends” workshops and can be seen performing violin in solo, recital, chamber, and orchestral performances. You can learn more about Marco on our website.

Barbara Resch

Barbara J. Resch (B.Mus., M.F.A., D.M.E) retired in 2015 from a long career at the Fort Wayne campus of Indiana University, where she served variously as Professor of Music Education, Chair of the Department of Music, and Associate Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Her research interests were in the psychology of music, particularly the musical preferences of adolescents. Dr. Resch produced four CDs of Lutheran hymnody with the children's choirs of Saint Paul's Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne and has written and presented extensively on the historic and current role of children's choirs in the Lutheran service. In 2015 the Resches relocated to the Twin Cities, where Barbara has enjoyed exploring Minnesota, spending time with family, teaching classes for Osher Lifelong Learning, and playing piano duets with her husband.

Andrea Leap

Andrea Leap is a teaching artist with many years of experience as a singer, arranger, and educator. A four-time recipient of the Individual Artist Grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, she is an active producer and performer of chamber music concerts ranging from the Baroque to modern. A strong advocate for new music, and a curious and versatile musician, Andrea works with composers at Nautilus Music-Theater, American Composers Forum, Outpost Words and Music and MacPhail Center for Music. She has been seen on local stages with The Schubert Club, Minnesota Historical Society, Duluth Festival Opera, Fortune’s Fool Theater, Skylark Opera, the Jungle Theater and the Spotlight Series, and nationally at Greenville Light Opera, Michigan Opera Theater and Light Opera Oklahoma. She holds a B.M. In Vocal Performance from Indiana University and a Masters degree in Music from the University of Michigan, with post-graduate studies in Paris, France. She is on faculty at MacPhail Center for Music, where she teaches voice and music appreciation classes, and is on adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas. She frequently sings with Bach Society of MN and is now on the board of directors.

Covid Safety Measurements
All participants must be vaccinated and boosted; you will be required to show proof of vaccination upon registration. In addition, all participants must remain masked at all times while indoors; unless eating, drinking, or playing woodwind instruments.
You can learn more about BSM Covid-19 protocols here.