Bach Vocal Music: His wondrous way with the human voice, exhibits A and B
Bach is in the air most splendidly this week, in concerts by La Follia and UT's Chamber Singers that testify anew to the composer's magnificent way with the human voice
Then, Tuesday brings another installment of the Bach Cantata Project, an effort by UT School of Music choral director James Morrow to have UT's Chamber Singers perform a Bach cantata once a month for, well, as long as they can. (To get through all 200 extant cantatas at the current rate of seven a year would take them until, oh, 2035.) The Chamber Singers have a standing gig on the final Tuesday of the month, performing at noon in the enormous atrium of the new Blanton Museum of Art. This month's selection is an early work, "Gottes Zeit Ist die Allerbeste Zeit" (Actus Tragicus), believed to have been written when Bach was only 22, possibly for the funeral of an uncle. Even so, the cantata boasts a hopeful, even joyful spirit just the thing as we head toward spring. For more information, call 471-5401, or visit www.music.utexas.edu.