Bach’s Collegium at Zimmermann’s Coffee House

The Berkshire Bach Ensemble, Kenneth Cooper director
Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 8pm (Thanksgiving Weekend)
First Congregational Church, Great Barrington

Featuring: A “new” Wedding Cantata [BWV 216] in a world premiere of a reconstruction made especially by Maestro Cooper for Berkshire Bach’s 20th season! At intermission join us for Berkshire Bach’s version of Zimmermann’s Coffee House hosted by Herr Zimmermann (internationally acclaimed baritone Ben Luxon). Complimentary desserts and beverages provided by Castle Street Café.

Celebrate “A Festive Year!”  This program recreates:

  • Summer on the Thames with Handel
  • Fall with Vivaldi
  • Christmas with Corelli and
  • Spring with Bach at MISS HEMPEL’S WEDDING


George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1795)
Trumpet Suite in D (from the Water Musick)

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)
Concerto in B-flat major, Op. 8 No. 10, “La Caccia” [Hunt]

Archangelo Corelli (1653 – 1713)
Concerto in G minor, Op. 6 No. 8 “Christmas”

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Cantata “Vergnügte Pleissenstadt” [Lucky Leipzig] [BWV 216] A World Premiere: Reconstructed for Berkshire Bach’s 20th Anniversary by Kenneth Cooper
Click here to read JS Bach’s recent email about Maestro Cooper and his world premiere!

Soloists: Allan Dean, trumpet; Ben Harms, timpani; Marjorie Bagley, violin; Vania Chan, soprano; Kate Maroney, mezzo-soprano; and Benjamin Luxon, narrator

Ensemble: Marjorie Bagley, violin; Patrick Wood, violin; Irena Momchilova, viola; Alistair MacRae, cello; Peter Weitzner, bass; Alison Hale, flute; Marsha Heller, oboe; Gerard Reuter, oboe/english horn; Stephen Walt, bassoon; Allan Dean, trumpet; Ben Harms, timpani

Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord/director

Castle Street Cafe is offering a $40 fixed price dinner to our patrons
Dinner seating at 5:30pm ~ includes a glass of wine
Call 413 528-5244 for reservations and mention Berkshire Bach
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Notes on the Program