Concerts 2014|2015


Scott Allen Jarrett, Director of Music
Justin Thomas Blackwell, Associate Director of Music

All performances take place in the nave of Marsh Chapel.

Parent’s Weekend Concert

Friday, October 17, 2014; 8:00pm
BACH Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226
BARBER Agnus Dei (from Adagio for Strings, Op. 11)
SCHOENBERG Friede auf Erden, Op. 13
Marsh Chapel Choir
Admission: free (donations accepted)

University Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols

Friday, December 12, 2014; 6:00pm
Sunday, December 14, 2014; 11:00am
Marsh Chapel Choir
Boston University Seminary Singers

RACHMANINOFF All-Night Vigil (Vespers), Op. 37

Saturday, February 28, 2015; 8:00 p.m.
Marsh Chapel Choir
Admission: $10; no charge with any valid student ID

BUXTEHUDE Membra Jesu Nostri

Friday, April 3, 2015; 12:00 noon
Marsh Chapel Choir and Collegium
This work is performed as part of the annual Good Friday service.

HANDEL Theodora

Saturday, April 25, 2015; 7:30pm
Marsh Chapel Choir and Collegium
Admission: $10; no charge with any valid student ID


The Bach Experience: The Eighth Annual Bach Cantata Series

This year, we focus on four of Bach’s great sacred cantatas. The cantatas account for a large portion of Bach’s compositional output, offering a sensitive awareness and interpretation of the weekly liturgical text, expressed through some of his most sublime and thoughtful music.

9:45 a.m. – Discussion of the excerpt of the day
11:00 a.m. – Performance of the excerpt during the University worship service

September 28, 2014: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 190
November 9, 2014: Jesu der du meine Seele, BWV 78
February 8, 2015: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1
April 12, 2015: Halt im gedächtnis Jesum Christ, BWV 67


Recent Concert Repertoire

BACH Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben, BWV 77 (2013)
BACH Keyboard Concerto in D major, BWV 1054 (2009)
BACH Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (2013/14)
BACH O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht, BWV 106 (2009)
BACH Orchestral Suite in B minor, BWV 1067 (2010)
BACH St. John Passion, BWV 245 (2009, 2012)
BACH St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (2011)
BACH Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170 (2010)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36 (2012)
BRITTEN Cantata misericordium (2009, 2013)
BRITTEN Hymn to St. Cecilia (2011)
BRITTEN Nocturne, Op. 60 (2013)
BRITTEN Serenade for tenor, horn, and strings, Op. 31 (2013)
BRITTEN Simple Symphony (2010/2013)
BRITTEN Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 (2013)
COPLAND Quiet City (2010)
FAIROUZ Anything Can Happen (Marsh Chapel Choir Commission, 2013)
FINZI Eclogue (2010)
HANDEL Judas Maccabaeus (2010)
HANDEL Messiah (2013)
HANDEL Saul (2006)
HANDEL Solomon (2008)
HAYDN Te Deum in C major, Hob. XXIIIc:2 (2012)
HAYDN Die Schöpfung (The Creation) (2009)
HOWELLS Requiem (2008, 2014)
HOWELLS Take him, earth, for cherishing (2007/08)
MENDELSSOHN Die erste Walpurgisnacht, Op. 60 (2012)
MOZART Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K. 364 (2009)
PIZZETTI Requiem (2007)
SCHOENBERG Chamber Symphony No. 1 (2009)
SCHOENBERG Friede auf Erden, Op. 13 (2014)
SCHUMANN Das Paradies und die Peri (2010)