St. Philip's runs Bach Marathon

Guest artist Julia Brown to perform on organ, harpsichord at Bach Marathon, Sunday morning worship services
2013-02-28T00:00:00Z St. Philip's runs Bach MarathonSubmitted by Sue Agnew Director Of Communications Arizona Daily Star

St. Philip's Friends of Music presents the 22nd annual Bach Marathon, "Bach: The Sacred Dance," on Saturday and Sunday at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church.

On Saturday beginning at 10 a.m., the St. Philip's choirs, with soloists and chamber orchestra under the baton of St. Philip's Director of Music Woosug Kang, perform two of the most well-known Bach cantatas.

Soloists include Elena Todd, Gina McCann, Doug Spurlin, Matthew Holter, Larry Alexander and Arizeder Urreiztieta. Kang will also perform the organ Prelude and Fugue in E minor.

At noon, enjoy a "Bach's lunch" hosted by members of St. Philip's St. Nicholas Choir in the gardens. Order a "Bach's lunch" ($10) before the morning musical session begins and it will be ready for pickup at the lunch break.

On Saturday afternoon beginning at 1 p.m., an organ and harpsichord recital will be presented by one of North America's premier performers of Baroque organ and harpsichord repertoire, Julia Brown. She'll perform "The Bach Legacy," repertoire spanning the Bach family, including Carl Philip Emanuel Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach and, of course, Johann Sebastian Bach.

Brown is director of music and organist at First United Methodist Church in Eugene, Ore.

A reception follows the concert.

Admission to Saturday's event is by donation to St. Philip's Friends of Music (suggested donation $10 for the morning or afternoon session, or $20 for all day).

On Sunday, First Sunday Music at both the 9 and 11:15 a.m. worship services will be Cantata 12, "Weinen, Klagen," presented in the context of the liturgy by St. Philip's Canterbury Choir, Canterbury Apprentices, St. Philip's Singers and St. Nicholas Choir, with soloists and chamber orchestra. Brown also will perform organ works by W.F. and J.S. Bach, as well as her mentor at Northwestern, Wolfgang Rubsam. A freewill offering will be collected.

All events will be held in the church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. at East River Road.

Parking is available in the north parking lot or under the solar-covered parking structure on the east side. The office phone is 299-6421.

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