Bach Society of Saint Louis Announces 2022-23 Season

By David Salazar

The Bach Society of Saint Louis has announced its 2022-23 season.

“This season is especially exciting for me because of all the variety it contains. From the intimate to the majestic, each program is carefully crafted to speak to the mind and the spirit,” said Music Director and Conductor A. Dennis Sparger in an official press statement. “From Bach and Handel to the music of our time, we explore the sounds of a large number of composers and styles.”

Kicking off the company’s 82nd season will be “A Journey of Voices” at the Community Music School of Webster University. The concert will include music by Carlos Guastavino, Fauré, Miskinis, Dawson, and Bach, among others.

Performance Date: Oct. 9, 2022 

Next up is a free community concert in partnership with St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church in O’Fallon, IL.

Performance Date: Oct. 23, 2022

“Christmas Candlelight Concert” will feature soloist Sherezade Panthaki. It will take place at the Powell Symphony Hall.

Performance Date: Dec. 9, 2022

Händel’s “Messiah” kicks off 2023. The performance, which will take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood will star soprano Michele Kennedy, mezzo-soprano Kim Leeds, tenor Don Frazure, and baritone David Rugger.

Performance Date: March 5, 2023

The season concludes with Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion.” Soloists include Steven Soph, Stephen Morscheck, soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg, mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle, tenor Dann Coakwell, and baritone Alexander Dobson.

Performance Date: April 29, 2023