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The real Bach

May 12, 2007
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The Bach B Minor Mass concert is getting closer! What a beautiful and deviously difficult piece of music.  I sing Alto in the chorus for those who may not know.

I’m very happy to say that i have been able to arrange rides to the next several rehearsals. there are some in the chorus who live in Virginia. What I would love to have happen is to rotate around with those who are willing. That way no one will have to do too much or feel that they are taking on a lifetime commitment, and I can be spared the stress of driving on the beltway on top of a long rehearsal.

People are so nice!

Please consider attending the concert. It is June 2nd at Strathmore Music Center in Bethesda Maryland. phone (301)581-5100

Also, National Philharmonic sponsors discounts for groups of 10 or more and has a program of “All kids all free all the time” Children between the ages of 7 and 17 can attend National Philharmonic concerts free (they need a ticket to reserve the seat) If you get a group of 10, including the children, call (301)762-8580

If you have any trouble doing any of this I’ll help any way I can!

Field trip!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Mel Snyder permalink
    May 12, 2007 7:38 am

    Dearest Liz and Tim;
    Reading this posts is like going to a sunrise service. They are so full of light.
    I wish I weren’t going to be in NYC on June 2nd – but I will listen this week to Bach’s B MInor Mass in celebration of Bach’s effect on your mind and heart and body during this time of healing.

  2. Liz permalink*
    May 13, 2007 6:21 am

    Mel – enjoy! The music is so complex on so many levels. For example, Yesterday Teddy (a brilliant musician and teacher) told us this during practice . that groups of 2 notes together stand for humanity, groups of 3 trinity, and groups of 4 both and the wholness of God.
    So, not only does Bach write a fabulous fugue, there are many other things going on besides keys and counterpoint technique.
    I am intrigued by what is called horizontal and vertical writing (standing for the cross).
    Greater musical minds than mine get to understand that!

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