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2012-2013 Concert Season

Handel & Bach

G. F. Handel’s Coronation Anthem No. 1
Zadok the Priest
with the TATES CREEK HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRAbigail Santos Villalobos

J. S. Bach’s Cantata BWV 29
Wir danken dir, Gott, Wir danken dir
featuring Abigail Santos Villalobos, soprano winner of the 2012 Kentucky Bach Choir Vocal Competition

Friday, April 26, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 174 N. Mill St., Lexington, KY
Tickets at the door: $20 - Adults; $15 - Seniors; $10 - Students

Saturday, April 27, 7:00 p.m.
Gateway Regional Arts Center, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky
Tickets are $15 - Adults; $10 - Students
Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Gateway Regional Arts Center and Ruth Hunt Candy.

2013 Audrey Rooney Vocal Competition

featuring auditioned soloists performing arias by J. S. Bach, Mozart and Haydn in competition for cash prizes and an opportunity to appear as a soloist with the Kentucky Bach Choir
SATURDAY, April 20, 2013, 2 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 174 N. Mill St., Lexington, KY
Free to the public.

Sing a New Song!

featuring works by MASTER COMPOSERS from the 16th—21st century


October 5, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 174 N. Mill St., Lexington, KY
October 7, 3:00 p.m.
Georgetown College Chapel

Tickets at the door: $20 - Adults; $15 - Seniors (65+); $10 - Students (with id.)

Spring 2012 Concert

Glory, Praise and Honor!

with Eric Jurenas, Countertenor

Winner of the 2011 Lexington Bach Choir Vocal Competition

Featuring -
Cantata Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich, BWV 17
Motet Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren, BWV 231
Missa in G Major, BWV 236
Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066

Friday, April 13, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church

174 North Mill St. Lexington, Kentucky
Tickets: Downtown Arts Center Box Office, 141 E. Main St., 859-225-0370
$20—General Admission; $15—Seniors (65+); $10—Students (with id.)

Saturday, April 14, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
WUOL Holy Spirit Catholic Church
3345 Lexington Road Louisville, Kentucky
Tickets available at the door $20—General Admission; $15—Seniors (65+); $10—Students (with id.)


Kentucky Bach Choir with the
Lafayette (High School) Madrigal Singers

Toccata and Fugue in d minor, BWV 565, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Cantata BWV 131 - Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, J. S. Bach
Darnaby Kerns, bass
Tom Drury, tenor

No. 1—Chorus
No. 2—Bass arioso and chorale
No. 3—Chorus
No. 4—Tenor aria and chorale
No. 5—Chorus

Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G major, BWV 1048, J.S. Bach

1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio
3. Allegro

Mass for Double Choir, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
With the Lafayette Madrigal Singers Ryan Marsh, conductor

1. Kyrie
2. Ehre sei Gott (Gloria)
3. Heilig (Sanctus)

Fugue in G minor, “Little” BWV 578, J. S. Bach

Motet: Der Geist Hilft, BWV 226, J. S. Bach

November 4, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 174 N. Mill St., Lexington
This concert is a part of the First Presbyterian Church Music for Mission concert series.
Free tickets guaranteeing seating are available at the Downtown Arts Center Box Office, 859-225-0370

November 5, 7 p.m., The Presbyterian Church, Danville
$20 at the door.

Spring 2011 Concert

From Darkness Into Light

Cantata BWV 125, Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin
Cantata BWV 84, Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke

Johannes Brahms motet Warum ist das Licht gegeben, Op. 74, no. 1
Josef Rheinberger, Three Sacred Songs, Op. 69, no.s 1-3

Charles King, I Will Alway Give Thanks
Henry Purcell, An Evening Hymn

Saturday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, Frankfort, KY

Admission: free-will donation at the door.

Sunday, February 27, 2:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
174 N. Mill St., Lexington, KY 40507
(Free parking in the lot on Mill St. across from the church entrance.)

Advance tickets on sale through the Downtown Arts Center Box Office,
141 E. Main St.
Lexington, KY 40507
859.254.7317 (fax)
LexArts Box Office

Advance ticket prices: $18, adults; $13, seniors (65+); $8 students; $15 Groups (10 +) Tickets at the door: $20, adults; $15, seniors; $10 students; (No group sales at the door)

Fall 2010 Concert

BACH Family Concert, with special guest Vince DiMartino, trumpet

Brandenburg Concerto, No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047, featuring Vince DiMartino, trumpet
Cantata BWV 9, Es ist das Heil uns kommen her
Motet BWV 227, Jesu, Meine Freude

with additional works by
Johann Christoph, Johann Michael and Carl Philip Emanuel Bach

October 4, 7:30 p.m. more information
October 6, 2:00 p.m. more information

First Presbyterian Church
174 N. Mill St.
Lexington, KY

Tickets on sale now at the Downtown Arts Center Box Office
141 E. Main St.
Lexington, KY

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Concert with the Lexington Ballet Company

The Kentucky Bach Choir will join forces with the Lexington Ballet Company in The Fabric of Dance: 3's Company performance September 3, 4, & 5 at the Lexington Opera House. Lexington Ballet's Artistic Director Luis Dominguez has choreographed dance for the Bach Choir's performance of Reincarnations by Samuel Barber, the motet Fürchte Dich Nicht by Johann Christoph Bach and the motet Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden by J. S. Bach.

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About Vince DiMartino

Vince DiMartinoVince DiMartino is one of our country’s most sought after trumpet performers and educators. Since graduating from The Eastman School of Music in 1972, professor DiMartino had taught at the University of Kentucky until 1993. At that time, Mr. DiMartino began a new appointment as Distinguished Artist in residence at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. There he teaches trumpet, brass and jazz ensembles, and jazz history. He has served as the Music Chair and is currently coordinator of the Centre College Instrumental Program. He is distinguished Matton Professor of Music at Centre College and also Distinguished Valade Professor of Trumpet at The Interlochen Center for the Arts each summer. In 2008, he received The Governor’s Artist Award in Kentucky.

 Vince DiMartino is equally known as a jazz artist. He has been the lead and solo trumpet in the Lionel Hampton Band, the Chuck Mangione Band, the Clark Terry Band and The Eastman Arranger’s Holiday Orchestra. He has also performed with some of this country’s finest college jazz ensembles. Vince had been a member of the artist-faculty of the highly acclaimed Skidmore Jazz Institute from its inception in 1988 to 2001 working with fellow artist-teachers Milt Hinton, Todd Coolman, Ed Shaughnessy, Frank Mantooth, Curtis Fuller, Dick Oatts and Pat LaBarbera.

The International Trumpet Guild has featured Mr. DiMartino as an artist-clinician in major solo programs at their conferences including Louisiana State University, University of Gothenburg-Sweden, University of Colorado, University of New Mexico, University of Denver and London, England. DiMartino also was a guest at the University of Kentucky Conference in 1998, an event that Professor DiMartino hosted at this same location in 1982.

He has served twice as President and Vice President of The International Trumpet Guild as well as a member of its Board of Directors for two terms. He serves as chair of the Board of Directors of The National Trumpet Competition in Washington, D.C.

Mr. DiMartino has been soloist with many symphony orchestra including Cincinnati, Buffalo, Sante Fe, North Carolina, Orlando, Baton Rouge and Rochester, New York. He also appeared as guest soloist with the Boston Pops on their Summer Tour ‘99 and a national television broadcast of the same. He has also been a soloist with the Army Blues Jazz Band, The Army Brass Band, The U.S. Air Force Men of Note and The United States Marine Band. Mr. DiMartino is the first civilian to perform with this ensemble. He is also co-founder of the New Columbian Brass Band, a turn-of-the-century town band, with Dr. George Foreman, Director of the Norton Center for the Arts at Centre College. The band has recorded three CD’s for Dorian Records.

Mr. DiMartino is also prominently featured on some of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra’s most recent recordings including, “Mancini’s Greatest Hits”, “Bond and Beyond”, “Big Hit Parade”, “Got Swing” and ”Hollywood’s Greatest Hits”. He recorded Mel Torme’s “Christmas Album” as lead trumpet. Mr. DiMartino also has completed a recording project on Summit Records with jazz artists Allen Vizzutti and Bobby Shew and The Summit Brass called, “Trumpet Summit”.

Vince DiMartino is recording a series of recording for trumpet and wind ensemble with The Syracuse University Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. John Laverty and Dr. Brad Ethington. The series includes both standard repertoire and premiere recordings of extraordinary pieces. The series includes three CDs to date.

With Dr. Schuyler Robinson, Mr. DiMartino made a recording for Mark Records with the DiMartino-Robinson trumpet and organ duo entitled “Orchestral Favorites for Trumpet and Organ”. The ITG has designated this CD as its membership gift CD. The duo was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. In the summer of 1994 he performed in the Lincoln Center with The Canadian Brass, The New York Philharmonic Brass and The New York Brass. He also was a featured artist-teacher at the Kiev International Trumpet Competition in 1998.

Throughout his teaching career, Professor DiMartino has been a member of the artist faculty of many international seminars and courses. These include The Empire Brass Quintet-Tanglewood summer program, The Spanish Brass Festival in Alzira-Spain, The Kalavrita Brass Course in Greece, as well as seminars in England, Ukraine, China, Thailand, Germany, Australia and Canada.

Mr. DiMartino is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

Spring 2010 Concert

"Praise the Lord, All Nations!"

Cantata BWV 78: Jesu, der du meine Seele (Jesus, by whom my soul

Roberta Chase-Borgatti, soprano
Diane Timmons-Rose, mezzo soprano
Matthew Gabbard, tenor
Christopher Baker, bass

Johannes Brahms

"Ach, arme Welt," Op. 110, No. 2
"Geistliches Lied," Op. 30

Samuel Barber, Reincarnations

No. 1 "Mary Hynes"
No. 2 "Anthony O'Daly"
No. 3 "The Coolin'"

Orchestral Suite No. 2 in b-minor, BWV 1067

Three settings of Psalm 117

"Laudate Dominum" by Jan Pieters Sweelinck (1562-1621)
"Laudate Dominum" by W. A. Mozart, Elizabeth Packard Arnold, soprano
Motet BWV 230, "Lobet den Herrn" by J. S. Bach

March 26, St. Peter's Episcopal, Paris, KY 8:00 p.m.
$10 for advanced tickets, $5 for advanced Student and Senior tickets, which can be purchased at St. Peter’s Church, Tuesday – Friday, from 8:30 to 4pm.
At the door, $15 general admission and $7 for students and Seniors. Sponsored by Greenwood Lodge Farm of Paris.

March 27, First Presbyterian Church, Lexington, KY 7:30 p.m.
$18 for advanced tickets; $13 for seniors (65+); $8 for students (with i.d.), which can be purchased at the Downtown Arts Center Box Office, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (859) 225-0370.
At the door, $20 general admission, $15 seniors, $10 students