Messiah Sing-Along with BACH
Nov
26
4:00pm 4:00pm

Messiah Sing-Along with BACH

An annual tradition for fifteen years, this interactive concert just might be your holiday season’s favorite memory. We provide the conductor, terrific soloists, and instrumentalists. You, the audience, will serve as our choir! Bring your own score or borrow one at the door. Singers of all ages are welcome.

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Young Baroque Artists Showcase Concert with BACH
Feb
11
7:30pm 7:30pm

Young Baroque Artists Showcase Concert with BACH

Join the BACH Chorus, the talented winners of our annual high school student-artist competition, the Central Illinois Children's Chorus, and area high school choirs for a joint concert! Student-artist winners will bring fresh interpretations of Baroque classics, and the combined forces will join to present songs of unity.

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Baroque Festival
Mar
12
7:30pm 7:30pm

Baroque Festival

Baroque Festival, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Chamber Singers and ecco vocal ensemble; Andrew Megill, artistic director

Featuring Schutz Musikalische Exequien; Andrew Megill and Joseph Baldwin, conductors

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Baroque Festival
Mar
11
7:30pm 7:30pm

Baroque Festival

Baroque Festival, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Chamber Singers and ecco vocal ensemble; Andrew Megill, artistic director

Featuring Schutz Musikalische Exequien; Andrew Megill and Joseph Baldwin, conductors

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OBF Conductors' Showcase--Oregon Bach Festival
Jul
9
12:00pm12:00pm

OBF Conductors' Showcase--Oregon Bach Festival

Joseph Baldwin, Jae Eun Kim, Ofer dal Lal, Hannah Lee, Shou Ping Liu, & Phillip Shoultz, conductors

Master teachers: Matthew Halls, Helmuth Rilling and Edward Maclary

The OBF Master Class in Conducting offers seminars and allows participating conductors the opportunity to lead the festival's internationally recognized orchestra, chorus and soloists in rehearsals.

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Discovery III: Christmas Oratorio, Part III--Oregon Bach Festival
Jul
7
1:30pm 1:30pm

Discovery III: Christmas Oratorio, Part III--Oregon Bach Festival

UO Chamber Choir
OBF Orchestra
OBF Baroque Orchestra
Matthew Halls, Helmuth Rilling and Edward Maclary, master teachers

Jae Eun Kim, Hannah Lee, Joseph Baldwin, Ofer dal Lal, Phillip Shoultz, & Shou Ping Liu, conductors

From Christmas Day to Epiphany in the 18th century, the town of Leipzig marked the birth of Jesus and the events surrounding it not with a single feast day, but with six special celebrations. For his Christmas Oratorio, Bach composed a part honoring each celebration: the first three commemorated the birth of Jesus (December 25), the announcement to the shepherds by a host of angels (December 26), and the adoration of the baby by the shepherds (December 27). Each will be closely examined in our annual Discovery Series Lectures.

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Discovery II: Christmas Oratorio, Part II--Oregon Bach Festival
Jul
1
1:30pm 1:30pm

Discovery II: Christmas Oratorio, Part II--Oregon Bach Festival

UO Chamber Choir
OBF Orchestra
OBF Baroque Orchestra
Matthew Halls, Helmuth Rilling and Edward Maclary, master teachers

Jae Eun Kim, Hannah Lee, Joseph Baldwin, Ofer dal Lal, Phillip Shoultz, & Shou Ping Liu, conductors

From Christmas Day to Epiphany in the 18th century, the town of Leipzig marked the birth of Jesus and the events surrounding it not with a single feast day, but with six special celebrations. For his Christmas Oratorio, Bach composed a part honoring each celebration: the first three commemorated the birth of Jesus (December 25), the announcement to the shepherds by a host of angels (December 26), and the adoration of the baby by the shepherds (December 27). Each will be closely examined in our annual Discovery Series Lectures.

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Discovery 1: Christmas Oratorio, Part I--Oregon Bach Festival
Jun
29
1:30pm 1:30pm

Discovery 1: Christmas Oratorio, Part I--Oregon Bach Festival

UO Chamber Choir
OBF Orchestra
OBF Baroque Orchestra
Matthew Halls, Helmuth Rilling and Edward Maclary, master teachers

Jae Eun Kim, Hannah Lee, Joseph Baldwin, Ofer dal Lal, Phillip Shoultz, & Shou Ping Liu, conductors

From Christmas Day to Epiphany in the 18th century, the town of Leipzig marked the birth of Jesus and the events surrounding it not with a single feast day, but with six special celebrations. For his Christmas Oratorio, Bach composed a part honoring each celebration: the first three commemorated the birth of Jesus (December 25), the announcement to the shepherds by a host of angels (December 26), and the adoration of the baby by the shepherds (December 27). Each will be closely examined in our annual Discovery Series Lectures.

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Concert collaboration featuring works of Stockhausen
Mar
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Concert collaboration featuring works of Stockhausen

Smith College Museum of Art and Five College Music collaborative program.  Featuring works of Karlheinz Stockhausen, alongside a residency and exhibition featuring the art of his wife, Mary Bauermeister.  Curated by Liza Stepanova.

Chöre für Doris and "Choral"--Stockhausen

Project chorus; Joseph Baldwin, conductor

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Five College Choral Festival
Feb
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Five College Choral Festival

  • John M. Greene Hall, Smith College (map)
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Featuring ensembles from Amherst College, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College

Mallorie Chernin, Tony Thornton, Stephen Paparo, Elaine Broad Ginsberg, Lindsay Pope, Robert Eisenstein, Jonathan Hirsh, and Joseph Baldwin, conductors

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Dominick DiOrio commission/premiere, Fall choral program
Nov
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Dominick DiOrio commission/premiere, Fall choral program

  • Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College (map)
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Smith College Choirs, in collaboration with the Children's Chorus of Springfield

Featuring the premiere of a newly-commissioned work for women's voices, strings, and piano: "Leave My Heart Its Songs" by Dominick DiOrio

Smith College Chorus and project orchestra; Grant Moss, piano; Joseph Baldwin, conductor

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SongFest: A Celebration of LA Composers
Jun
22
3:00pm 3:00pm

SongFest: A Celebration of LA Composers

SongFest at the Colburn School
Zipper Hall

"Story of My Angel"--Anne LeBaron

  • Female chamber choir, SongFest artists; Ally Smither, soprano; Kathleen Tagg, prepared piano; Joseph Baldwin, conductor

"Observer in the Magellanic Cloud"--Mason Bates

  • Chamber choir, SongFest artists; Joseph Baldwin, conductor

"Dirait-On"--Morten Lauridsen

  • Female chamber choir, SongFest artists; Mary Wilson, piano; Joseph Baldwin, conductor
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Yale Choral Artists
Feb
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Yale Choral Artists

  • Morse Recital Hall, Sprague Memorial Hall (map)
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Featuring choral music ofJohannes Brahms, including Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz (Op. 29, No. 2); Warum ist das Licht gegeben (Op. 74, No. 1); Nänie (Op. 82, piano four-hands version); and the Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52.

Professional, project-based choir; Jeffrey Douma, conductor

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