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All Bach Concert

Johann Sebastian Bach was a deeply religious Lutheran. In his time of the early 18th Century, he would not have composed or performed in a German synagogue. However, in the 21st Century, Bach’s music sounds exhilarating when performed at Etz Chaim Synagogue. Join the Bach Virtuosi Festival for this only concert at this house of worship with magnificent acoustics. The musicians of the Bach Virtuosi Festival are masters at their craft. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear and see this for yourself.

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Etz Chaim Synagogue
267 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101 United States
About the Event
Presented by
Bach Virtuosi Festival
(207) 415-4947
Thursday, August 4

Visit BachVirtuosiFestival.org to buy individual tickets ($40/person) or a four-concert season pass with a 25% savings. The musicians of the Bach Virtuosi Festival are considered world-renowned. They perform internationally, playing with many of the greatest orchestras and teaching at the world’s best conservatories. If you enjoy classical music, this is NOT a festival to miss.

Etz Chaim Synagogue is a smaller venue than St. Luke’s Cathedral. This concert, always held on the Thursday of our concert series week, ALWAYS sells out.

– Sonata No. 6 for Violin and Obbligato Harpsichord in G Major, BWV 1019
– Ricercar a Trois from “The Musical Offering,” BWV 1079
– Trio Sonata G major, BWV 1038
– Ich folge dir gleichfalls (from St. John Passion, BWV 245)
– Ich will dich all mein Leben lang (from Sei Lob und Her dem höchsten Gut, BWV 117)
– Gottes Engel weichen nie (from Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg, BWV 149)
– Erbarme dich (from St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244)

Following the concert, there will be a three-person panel discussion on Anti-Semitism: then and now. This panel consists of Christoph Wolff, professor and Bach historian; Allan Kozinn, author and journalist; and Rabbi Gary Berenson from Etz Chaim Synagogue.