Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries created music meant to inspire awe. In a harsh and brutal time, the music would provide a calming escape from the day-to-day. In today's noisy, chaotic and stressful world, we need the feeling Baroque music evokes as much as they did then.
Founded 1984 by Professor Donald Oglesby, professor of Choral Studies at the School of Music at the University of Miami. It was the 300th anniversary of the great composer’s birth. Ever since, the society has remained true to its founding purpose, to perform and present the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his Baroque composer colleagues in the highest quality of performance and at the best venues for listening.
MBS holds four to six season performances using local artists, presenting some of the most celebrated performers of western classical music written before 1800, in the world today.
In addition to the Season concerts, MBS has the Tropical Baroque Music Festival. A week long festival of Baroque and seventeenth century music attended year-after-year by music lovers the world over.
We invite you to join us in the company of friends and fellow connoisseurs of the joyous art that enriches the spirit, calms the soul and brings peace to one’s sometimes burdened heart.
Johann Sebastian Bach
St. John Passion, BWV 245
Dr. Donald Oglesby, Director
University of Miami Collegium Musicum
Trinity Cathedral Anglican Chorale
Miami Bach Society Chamber Orchestra
Javier Abreu, tenor, Evangelist
Steven Wilson, baritone, Jesus
David Pegel, baritone, Pilate
Vindhya Khare, soprano
Stephen Rickards, countertenor
Andrew York, baritone
Saturday, April 23 at 8:00 pm
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
9200 SW 107th Ave., Miami
Sunday, April 24 at 2:00 pm
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
5690 N Kendall Drive, Coral Gables
These performances are dedicated in memory of former University of Miami President
Thaddeus “Tad” Foote and his wife Roberta “Bosey” Fulbright Foote, who both died last year.
This will be Dr. Oglesby's final performance as a University of Miami faculty member.
The Miami Bach Society is a member supported 501(c)3. Your support and donations are greatly appreciated.