( Tue., Mar. 13, 2012 - Wed., Mar. 14, 2012 )
Memorial Hall, 208 East Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
March 13: Bach: Mass in B-minor, S.232; & March 14: Bach: Du Hirte Israel, höre, S.104, Magnificat, S.243, & Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, S.147
"Energy and enthusiasm coupled with baroque mastery and scholarship contribute to the appeal of the gifted Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir. Alongside their integral recordings of Bach's secular and sacred cantatas, they have recorded all major baroque and classical works to great acclaim, with recognitions including a BBC Award and Gramophone Award. The choir is considered among today's most outstanding vocal ensembles for its combination of textural clarity and interpretive flexibility."
Related events: "Before both concerts, [James] Moeser will host an informal half-hour discussion from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Gerrard Hall on the works being presented.... The 'Classical Conversations' are part of Program Notes LIVE, Carolina Performing Arts’ free public pre-performance lecture series." And for info on for-pay lectures by Moeser on 3/6-7 at the Friday Center, see http://uncnews.unc.edu/content/view/5078/66/.