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Bach Society of Charleston Presents – Bachanalia: Mexico and the Music of Manuel de Sumaya

September 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Bach Society of Charleston hosts their annual Bachanalia, celebration and concert. This year’s theme is Mexico and the Music of Manuel de Sumaya, the Bach of the Americas. Manuel de Sumaya (1678-1755) is a very close contemporary of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) and one of the few influential colonial composers of the period. 

Tickets to this event are $35 for General Admission and $30 for CLS and Bach Society members.
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About this Event
While Sumaya and Bach worked in very different environments – the former at the largest Catholic cathedral on the American continent amid a bustling, multicultural colonial city, and the latter in a Lutheran church that was more of a regional center – I would argue that we can think of them together as “church musicians” rather than “composers”. Both musicians were organists, choir directors, teachers, and administrators in addition to their achievements as composers. Join Drew Edward Davies, Associate Professor, Musicology at Northwestern University and Bach Society of Charleston Artistic Director Ricard Bordas for an evening of wonderful music and discovery.

About Bach Society of Charleston
The Mission of the Bach Society of Charleston is to enrich the Charleston community through presentation of exceptionally high-quality performances of the finest classical music in the repertoire, with special emphasis on oratorio and large choral works, world-class visiting artists, and the sacred and secular music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries from the Baroque and Early Classical periods. This Mission shall be achieved through presentation of the bi-annual Bach Festival and other musical events.


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