"The Miami Bach Society (MBS) was founded in 1984 by a group of parishioners at The Coral Gables' Presbyterian Church. This group planned three concerts to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach. Because of the tremendous success of the programs, they formed a more permanent entity, The Miami Bach Society. Since then, the Society has performed an average of four concerts a year. The venues broadened to include much of Miami-Dade County, and, in recent years, other Florida venues such as Boca Raton and Key West, FL., as well as international cultural events in Europe.
The Miami Bach Society performs music of the greatest Baroque masters as well as works of other 17th and 18th century composers. These include Lully, Couperin, Charpentier, Vivaldi, Corelli, Händel, Telemann and the sons of Bach: Carl Philipp Emanuel, Johann Christian and George Friedman. It utilizes the talent of local artists from the faculty of the University of Miami, the New World Symphony, and what was the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, In its season concerts, the Bach Society also presents great musicians with national and international reputations. countertenor Steven Rickards, and noted Baroque soprano Julianne Baird regularly sing with the Miami Bach Society orchestra and chorus. Dutch cellist Anner Bylsma, Mexican recorder player Horacio Franco; and groups such as The Ensemble for Early Music, Lionhart and The Baltimore Consort have been featured in past seasons. ... " Visit website for more information. (ed.)
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