American Classical Orchestra to Showcase Famed Bach Cantatas

By David Salazar

American Classical Orchestra is set to present three of Bach’s famed cantatas this March.

The company will showcase “Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42,” “Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt, BWV 18,” and “Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36” at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York City on March 2, 2023 at 8 p.m. local time.

The performance will feature soprano Corinne Byrne, soprano Sherezade Panthaki, mezzo-soprano Sylvia Leith, countertenor Daniel Moody, tenor Brian Giebler, tenor Lawrence Jones, bass-baritone Edmund Milly, and bass-baritone Joseph Parrish. Mach Schachman will solo at the oboe and oboe d’amore.

Thomas Crawford conducts the showcase. He will also lead a pre-concert take at 7:15 p.m. on that day.

The American Classical Orchestra will close its 2022-23 season with a concert of music by Schumann, Sarasate, and Grieg with baritone William Meinert soloing.