The 2016 Baltimore Bach Marathon


The Choir of St. David's performs Aus der Tiefen rufen ich,

BWV 131, at the 2016 Baltimore Bach Marathon.


St. David's was pleased to present the 40th Annual Baltimore Bach Marathon, offering an afternoon and evening of music featuring the works of one of Western Classical music's greatest composers, Johann Sebastian Bach. The 2016 marathon lasted from 2-7 pm on March 13 (the Sunday closest to Bach's birthday before Palm Sunday). Performers included organists Douglas Buchanan, Roderick Demmings, Mary Hamlin-Spencer and William Wisnom; instrumentalists Jeremy Lyons (guitar) and John Nauman (piano); vocalists Kerry Holahan, Ben Hawker, and Daryl Yoder; the musicians of Charm City Baroque; and, closing the program with a performance of Cantata 131, Aus der Tiefe rufe ich, the Choir of St. David's. You can hear the choir's marvelous performance of Bach's motet Jesu, meine Freude from last year's marathon here.

Baltimore Bach Marathon 2016 Poster Small File

Admission to the Bach Marathon is always free, but a $5 donation per hour attended helps ensure that wonderful music continues to fill our church. Sandwiches and cakes are make available starting at 4:00 pm (a $5 donation is appreciated). Find out more about last year's program here.

~ 2016 Schedule ~

2:00 - Douglas Buchanan, organ

    Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major ("St. Anne")

2:20 - Roderick Demmings, organ

    Wer nur den liben Gott lässt walten, BWV 93

    Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532

    Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654

    Toccata in F, BWV 540

2:50 - Jeremy Lyons, guitar   

    Prelude, BWV 999
    March, BWV
    Gigue, from Suite for Solo Violoncello BWV 1009
    Chaconne, from Partita for Solo Violin BWV 1004

3:15 - Charm City Baroque: Marc Bellassai, Michael De Sapio, Kerry Holahan, and Jessica Korotkin

    Sonata in G Major for Violin and Cembalo, BWV 1021


    Three Polonaises

        Polonaise in G Minor, BWV Anh. 119 (from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach 1725]

        Polonaise in C Minor Falck. 12/2 (ca. 1765), Willhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784)

        Polonaise in G Minor (from Clavierstucke Verschiedener Art, 1765), Wq 112/11, by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)

    Selections from the cantata Jauchzet Gott, BWV 51

        Arioso: Muß gleich der schwache Mund

        Aria: Höchster, mache deine Güte ferner alle Morgen neu

     Sonata in D Major, from Op. 18, by Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)
         Rondeau - non tanto Allegro

    Cello Suite no. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007

3:55 - William Wisnom, organ

    Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr', BWV 664

    Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr', BWV 662

    Prelude and Fugue in B Minor, BWV 544

4:20 - Claire Galloway Weber, mezzo-soprano and Johanna Kvam, piano*

    "Agnus Dei," from Messe in H-moll, BWV 232

    "Hochgelobter Gottessohn," from the cantata Bleib' bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, BWV 6

4:30 - Mary Hamlin-Spencer, organ

    Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541

    Trio Sonata no. 5 in C Major, BWV 529

    O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 656

5:10 - Douglas Buchanan, piano

    Clavierübung II

        Concerto nach Italienischem Gusto ("Overture in the Italian Taste"), BWV 971

            I. (Without tempo indication)

            II. Andante

            III. Presto

        Overtüre nach Französischer Art ("Overture in the French Style"), BWV 831

            I. Overture

            II. Courante

            III. Gavotte I/II

            IV. Passepied I/II

            V. Sarabande

            VI. Bourée I/II

            VII. Gigue

            VIII. Echo

5:55 - Ben Hawker, tenor

    Ich armer Mesch, ich Sündenknecht, BWV 55

6:10 - Theodore Davis, harpischord

    Suite pour clavessin in E-flat Major, BWV 815 ("French" Suite no. 4)

6:35 - The Choir of St. David's

    Douglas Buchanan, conductor; Kerry Holahan and Courtney Kalbacker, sopranos; Kelly Buchanan and Lucy McVeigh, altos; Ben Hawker and Joshua Bornfield, tenors; Joshua Wilson and Daryl Yoder, basses.

    Aus der Tiefe rufe ich, BWV 131

7:00 Fine


* Due to a hand injury, John Nauman, originally scheduled at 4:20, will be unable to perform. We wish him well and look forward to his next appearance at St. David's.

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