Boulder Bach Festival set for cantata program

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Photo: Adam Ewing, bass-baritone
Bass-baritone Adam Ewing is one of several featured soloists at this week's Boulder Bach Festival concerts.

The program, titled“From the Depths I Call to You," includes "Cantata Der Herr denket an uns"; "Cantata Nach dir Herr"; and "Cantata Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir"; as well as Bach’s Motet No. 3 “Komm Jesu Komm.”

Featured vocal soloists include soprano Amanda Balestrieri, alto Marjorie Bunday, tenor Daniel Hutchings and bass Adam Ewing. They’ll perform with the Boulder Bach Festival chorus.

The program also includes a non-Bach piece, Marcello’s Concerto for Oboe in D minor, with Kristin Olson as the soloist.

Performances are set for 7:30 p.m.Friday at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington Street, in Denver and 4 p.m. Sunday at Mountain View Methodist Church, 355 Ponca Place, Boulder.

The festival also offers an all-Vivaldi program tonight in Boulder and Saturday in Longmont.

For more on Bach’s cantatas, click the audio above to hear CPR Classical’s Charley Samson on why Bach’s vocal music alone wass enough to secure his place in history.

Charley Samson offers insights on great composers and their music weekdays during the 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. hours on CPR Classical.