Jul
8
Mon
The King’s Trumpeter @ St Dunstans Episcopal Church
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Andrew Arthur, organ, Robert Farley, trumpet

 

Daniel Purcell, Trumpet Sonata in C

Henry Purcell, Voluntary for Double Organ, Z. 719

John Weldon, Suite from Judgement of Paris

George Frideric Handel, Fugue in C minor for keyboard, G83

John Stanley, Voluntary in C major for organ, No. 1, Op. 5

Jeremiah Clarke, Trumpet Suite in D major

The Festival’s first performance features two Baroque masters performing in beautiful Carmel Valley. Principal trumpet Robert Farley and principal keyboardist Andrew Arthur present “The King’s Trumpeter.” The title of the concert is taken from the name originally given to the head trumpeter, retained by the King, whose job it was to signal the attack in times of war. It is believed to go back to at least the 13th Century.  St. Dunstan’s beautiful sanctuary and Dobson pipe organ will host this entertaining evening.

Jul
14
Sun
Sweet Harmonie @ All Saints' Episcopal Church
Jul 14 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Neil Tatman, Ellen Sherman, oboe; Ginger Kroft, Erin Finkelstein clarinet; Laura Koepke, Britt Hebert, bassoon; Meredith Brown, Alicia Mastromonaco, horn; Kevin Neuhoff, percussion

Gordon Jacob, Divertimento
Arvo Pärt, Fratres
Ludwig van Beethoven, Octet, op. 103

 

The Sunday candlelight concerts at All Saints church are the perfect way to end your Festival weekend. The 2019 Festival offers two fascinating programs—woodwind octets from Gordon Jacob, Arvo Pärt and Beethoven the first Sunday, and “Songs of the Night,” presenting the men of the Festival Chorale and Chorus in a special program devoted to nocturnal music directed by associate conductor Andrew Megill.

Jul
15
Mon
All Bach Organ Recital – Week 1 @ Carmel Mission Basilica
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Andrew Arthur organ

J.S. Bach, Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 537

 

Chorale Preludes for the season of Advent:
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 660

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661

Meine Seele, erhebt den Herren, BWV 648

Meine Seele, erhebt den Herren, BWV 733


J.S. Bach, Pastorella in F, BWV 590

J.S. Bach, Toccata & Fugue in D minor, “Dorian,” BWV 538

 

 

Andrew Arthur is the principal keyboardist and director of the Twilight in the Cathedral concerts. He is the director of music at Trinity Hall in Cambridge, England, the associate director of the Hanover Band, principal conductor of the Euterpe Baroque Consort and musical director of Orpheus Britannicus. His annual recitals at the iconic Carmel Mission Basilica are highlights of the chamber concert schedule.

Bach and the Violin – Week 1 @ Sunset Center Foyer
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Emlyn Ngai, violin

 

Thomas Baltzar, Prelude in D (from The Division Violinist, 1684) 

Variation                              Thomas Baltzar, Divisions upon John come kiss me now

Stylus Fantasticus                                H.I.F. von Biber, Sonata No.1  The Annunciation (Mystery Sonatas)

Counterpoint –                      J.S. Bach, Sonata No.3 in C Major, BWV 1005: 2. Fuga

Galant style                          J. H. Roman,  Assagio BeR10

Dance & style brisé             Georg Philip Telemann, Fantasie Nr.9 in B minor: 1. Siciliana, 2. Vivace, 3. Allegro
J. S. Bach, Partita  No1 B minor, BWV 1002: 1. Allemande; Double; 2. Corrente; Double

Fantasy & the spirit of improvisation – Nicolas Matteis, Jr., Fantasia in C minor
Giuseppe Tartini, Sonata d3 for violin senza basso: 1.  Cantabile, 2.  Presto

Christmas at All Saints – Week 1 @ All Saints' Episcopal Church
Jul 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

 Andrew Arthur, organ and director; Mhairi Lawson, soprano; Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Cooley, tenor; Dashon Burton bass-baritone, bass; Gonzalo Ruiz, Stephen Bard, oboe and oboes d’amore; Meredith Brown, Alicia Mastromonaco, horn; Cristina Zacharias, Marika Holmqvist, violins; Cynthia Black, viola; Eva Lymenstull, cello; Derek Weller, bass.

J.S. Bach, The Christmas Oratorio, Part IV and V, BWV 248

 

After the celebratory opening cantatas are performed on Sunday afternoons at Sunset Center, parts IV and V will be staged at All Saints Church on Monday afternoons. This is the best opportunity to hear the Festival’s four vocal soloists in an intimate setting, accompanied by a small Baroque ensemble under the direction of Andrew Arthur.

Jul
16
Tue
Bach and the Viola – Week 1 @ Sunset Center Foyer
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Sarah Darling, viola

Christopher Hossfeld, Fantasie in C

(a reaction to the Bach 3rd Suite; world premiere of the version for viola)

Paul Hindemith, Sonata op. 25/1

J.S. Bach, Suite No. 3, BWV 1009

English Ayres for the Theatre – Week 1 @ All Saints Episcopal Church
Jul 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Jennifer Paulino, soprano; Stephen Bard, oboe; Edwin Huizinga and Adriane Post, violin; Sarah Darling, viola; Paul Dwyer, cello; Dan Swenberg, lute; Dongsok Shin, harpsichord

 

Henry Purcell, Fairy Queen and King Arthur, selections

Daniel Purcell and John Eccles, The Judgement of Paris, selections

Henry Purcell, Abdelazer or The Modern Beau, Suite of instrumental airs and dances

Jul
17
Wed
Bach and the Lute – week 1 @ Sunset Center Foyer
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Daniel Swenberg, lute, Dongsok Shin, lautenwerk

Exploring Bach’s music for the Lute and Lute-Harpsichord (Lautenwerk)

 

Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Duet in C: Andante, Minuet
J.S. Bach, Prelude (Grave, Vîte)—Lute, BWV 995
J.S. Bach, Prelude, Fugue, Allegro — lautenwerk, BWV 998

 

A Century of Venice – Week 1 @ All Saints' Episcopal Church
Jul 17 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Johanna Novom, Evan Few, violin; Kyle Miller, Joseph Tan, viola; Dan Swenberg, lute; Dongsok Shin, harpsichord.

Biagio Marini, Passacaglia from Sonata a tre Op 22
Giovanni Battista Fontana, Sonata Seconda a violino solo
Johann Rosenmüller, Sonata Decima a 5

 as well as sonatas for 2, 3, 4, and 5 parts by the likes of Dario Castello, Giovanni Gabrielli, and of course Antonio Vivaldi!

Women of Influence @ Church in the Forest
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Peter Hanson, violin, Andrew Arthur, fortepiano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Keyboard in Bb Major, K 378
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Keyboard in C Major, K 403
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Keyboard in Bb Major, K 454

Enjoy three Mozart sonatas for fortepiano and violin, all three dedicated to important women who supported Mozart. Concertmaster Peter Hanson is the soloist, accompanied by principal keyboardist Andrew Arthur, performing on the fortepiano, the predecessor to the modern concert grand piano.

Jul
18
Thu
Bach A Capella – week 1 @ Sunset Center Foyer
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Molly Quinn, Jennifer Paulino, soprano; Virginia Warnken Kelsey, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Fuchs, Timothy Hodges, tenor; Jonathan Woody, bass

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Assumpta est Maria
Josquin Desprez, Ave verum corpus
Josquin Desprez, Virgo Prudentissima 
Orlando di Lasso,
 Tristis est anima mea
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Super flumina Babylonis
Tomás Luis de Victoria, Nigra sum sed Formosa
Claudio Merulo, Vos qui reliquisti omnia
Heinrich Schütz, Selig sind die Toten
Johann Joseph Fux, Ad te, Domine, levavi
Johann Kuhnau, Tristis est anima mea
J.S. Bach, Jesu, meine Freude

Twilight in the Cathedral – week 1 @ San Carlos Cathedral
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Andrew Arthur, harpsichord and director; Robert Farley, trumpet, Emlyn Ngai, Gabrielle Wunsch, violin;
Sarah Darling, viola; Eva Lymenstull, cello; —, bass; Michael Beattie, harpsichord

Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in D major for 4 Violins, Op. 3, No. 1 (from L’estro armonico)

John Eccles, A Sett of Aires made for the Queen’s Coronation (1702)

George Frideric Handel, Concerto in F major for Organ & Strings, Op. 4, No. 5

Gottfried Finger, Sonata in C for Trumpet, Violin and Continuo
Antonio Vivaldi,  Concerto No. 11 in D minor for 2 Violins, Op. 3 (L’estro armonico)

 

Monterey’s iconic and beautiful San Carlos Cathedral has hosted Bach Festival twilight concerts for many years. The 2019 program features classic Baroque violin, organ and trumpet works. Enjoy some of the Festival’s finest Baroque musicians performing in the magnificent setting of the San Carlos Cathedral, just steps from downtown Monterey.

Jul
19
Fri
Bach and the Flute – week 1 @ Sunset Center Foyer
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Robin Carlson Peery, flute; Karina Schmitz, viola; Simon Martyn-Ellis, guitar

J.S. Bach / Charles Gounod, Ave Maria
Ludwig van Beethoven
, Serenade in D Major, op. 25
Mauro Giuliani, Trio

Five to Fandango – Week 1 @ All Saints' Episcopal Church
Jul 19 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Cynthia Roberts, Patricia Ahern, violin; Karina Schmitz, viola; Allen Whear, Timothy Roberts, cello

 

Franz Joseph HaydnQuartet Quartet in G Major, op. 64, no.  4

Gioachino RossiniSonata no. 6, “Il Tempesta”

Luigi Boccherini, Fandango Quintet

Jul
20
Sat
Family Concert @ Sunset Center Theater
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Now in its sixth year, the intrepid duo of Leonard and Rasmus, narrated by Bach Festival Artistic Director Paul Goodwin, take listeners of all ages on an action-packed whirlwind of musical experiences set in an engaging story line.

Leonard and Rasmus explore the vast world of insects and bee-eautiful bugs through music, science, and amusing puns and tales, while Leonard learns to control his temper. Music by Bartok, Handel, Chopin, Roussel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Vaughan Williams, the Beatles, and more.

Young Artists Showcase @ Sunset Center Theater
Jul 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Carmel Bach Festival Young Artists Competition recognizes talented young musicians from the Central Coast. This showcase presents accomplished young soloists, pianists, instrumentalists, vocalists, and chamber ensembles performing on the Sunset Center main stage.

Jul
21
Sun
Songs of the Night @ All Saints' Episcopal Church
Jul 21 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Men of the Carmel Bach Festival Chorale and Chorus; Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Megill, conductor

 

Franz Schubert, Die Nacht, D983c

Anton Bruckner, Um Mitternacht, WAB 89

Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano

Franz Schubert, La pastorella al prato, D513

Franz Schubert, Nachthelle, D982

Owen McIntosh, tenor

Franz Schubert, Ständchen, D920

Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano

Pavel Chesnokov, Spasyeniye, op 25/5

Sergei Rachmaninov, Slava v vishich Bogu (Vespers, op 37/7: The Six Psalms)

Francis Poulenc, Quatre petites prieres   

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Down among the dead men  

Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Turtle Dove

      Timothy Krol, baritone

arr. Jonathan Quick   , Loch Lomond

Arthur Sullivan, The Long Day Closes

Lewis Spratlan, Travels

Franz Biebl, Ave Maria

 

 

The Sunday candlelight concerts at All Saints church are the perfect way to end your Festival weekend. The 2019 Festival offers two fascinating programs—woodwind octets from Gordon Jacob, Arvo Pärt and Beethoven the first Sunday, and “Songs of the Night,” presenting the men of the Festival Chorale and Chorus in a special program devoted to nocturnal music directed by associate conductor Andrew Megill.

Jul
22
Mon
All Bach Organ Recital – Week 2 @ Carmel Mission Basilica
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Andrew Arthur organ

J.S. Bach, Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 537

 

Chorale Preludes for the season of Advent:
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 660

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661

Meine Seele, erhebt den Herren, BWV 648

Meine Seele, erhebt den Herren, BWV 733


J.S. Bach, Pastorella in F, BWV 590

J.S. Bach, Toccata & Fugue in D minor, “Dorian,” BWV 538

 

 

Andrew Arthur is the principal keyboardist and director of the Twilight in the Cathedral concerts. He is the director of music at Trinity Hall in Cambridge, England, the associate director of the Hanover Band, principal conductor of the Euterpe Baroque Consort and musical director of Orpheus Britannicus. His annual recitals at the iconic Carmel Mission Basilica are highlights of the chamber concert schedule.

Bach and the Violin – Week 2 @ Sunset Center Foyer
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Emlyn Ngai, violin

 

Thomas Baltzar, Prelude in D (from The Division Violinist, 1684) 

Variation                              Thomas Baltzar, Divisions upon John come kiss me now

Stylus Fantasticus                                H.I.F. von Biber, Sonata No.1  The Annunciation (Mystery Sonatas)

Counterpoint –                      J.S. Bach, Sonata No.3 in C Major, BWV 1005: 2. Fuga

Galant style                          J. H. Roman,  Assagio BeR10

Dance & style brisé             Georg Philip Telemann, Fantasie Nr.9 in B minor: 1. Siciliana, 2. Vivace, 3. Allegro
J. S. Bach, Partita  No1 B minor, BWV 1002: 1. Allemande; Double; 2. Corrente; Double

Fantasy & the spirit of improvisation – Nicolas Matteis, Jr., Fantasia in C minor
Giuseppe Tartini, Sonata d3 for violin senza basso: 1.  Cantabile, 2.  Presto

Christmas at All Saints – Week 2 @ All Saints' Episcopal Church
Jul 22 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

 Andrew Arthur, organ and director; Mhairi Lawson, soprano; Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Cooley, tenor; Dashon Burton bass-baritone, bass; Gonzalo Ruiz, Stephen Bard, oboe and oboes d’amore; Meredith Brown, Alicia Mastromonaco, horn; Cristina Zacharias, Marika Holmqvist, violins; Cynthia Black, viola; Eva Lymenstull, cello; Derek Weller, bass.

J.S. Bach, The Christmas Oratorio, Part IV and V, BWV 248

 

After the celebratory opening cantatas are performed on Sunday afternoons at Sunset Center, parts IV and V will be staged at All Saints Church on Monday afternoons. This is the best opportunity to hear the Festival’s four vocal soloists in an intimate setting, accompanied by a small Baroque ensemble under the direction of Andrew Arthur.

Jul
23
Tue
Bach and the Viola – Week 2 @ Sunset Center Foyer
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Sarah Darling, viola

Christopher Hossfeld, Fantasie in C

(a reaction to the Bach 3rd Suite; world premiere of the version for viola)

Paul Hindemith, Sonata op. 25/1

J.S. Bach, Suite No. 3, BWV 1009

English Ayres for the Theatre – Week 2 @ All Saints Episcopal Church
Jul 23 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Jennifer Paulino, soprano; Stephen Bard, oboe; Edwin Huizinga and Adriane Post, violin; Sarah Darling, viola; Paul Dwyer, cello; Dan Swenberg, lute; Dongsok Shin, harpsichord

 

Henry Purcell, Fairy Queen and King Arthur, selections

Daniel Purcell and John Eccles, The Judgement of Paris, selections

Henry Purcell, Abdelazer or The Modern Beau, Suite of instrumental airs and dances

Jul
24
Wed
Bach and the Lute – week 2 @ Sunset Center Foyer
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Daniel Swenberg, lute, Dongsok Shin, lautenwerk

Exploring Bach’s music for the Lute and Lute-Harpsichord (Lautenwerk)

 

Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Duet in C: Andante, Minuet
J.S. Bach, Prelude (Grave, Vîte)—Lute, BWV 995
J.S. Bach, Prelude, Fugue, Allegro — lautenwerk, BWV 998

 

A Century of Venice – Week 2 @ All Saints' Episcopal Church
Jul 24 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Johanna Novom, Evan Few, violin; Kyle Miller, Joseph Tan, viola; Dan Swenberg, lute; Dongsok Shin, harpsichord.

Biagio Marini, Passacaglia from Sonata a tre Op 22
Giovanni Battista Fontana, Sonata Seconda a violino solo
Johann Rosenmüller, Sonata Decima a 5

 

as well as sonatas for 2, 3, 4, and 5 parts by the likes of Dario Castello, Giovanni Gabrielli, and of course Antonio Vivaldi!

Quartets in the Forest @ Church in the Forest
Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Peter Hanson and Adriane Post, violin; Kyle Miller, viola; Ezra Seltzer, cello

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, String Quartet No. 21 in D Major, K 575
Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartet in Eb Major, op. 74, “The Harp”

 

Mozart’s String Quartet No. 21 is the first of three Prussian Quartets because of their dedication to the King of Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm II. The beautiful quartet is notable for the equal prominence given to all four parts and for the and for the remarkable and melodic nature of the cello part, the instrument that Friedrich Wilhelm played.

Jul
25
Thu
Bach A Capella – week 2 @ Sunset Center Foyer
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Molly Quinn, Jennifer Paulino, soprano; Virginia Warnken Kelsey, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Fuchs, Timothy Hodges, tenor; Jonathan Woody, bass

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Assumpta est Maria
Josquin Desprez, Ave verum corpus
Josquin Desprez, Virgo Prudentissima 
Orlando di Lasso,
 Tristis est anima mea
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Super flumina Babylonis
Tomás Luis de Victoria, Nigra sum sed Formosa
Claudio Merulo, Vos qui reliquisti omnia
Heinrich Schütz, Selig sind die Toten
Johann Joseph Fux, Ad te, Domine, levavi
Johann Kuhnau, Tristis est anima mea
J.S. Bach, Jesu, meine Freude

Twilight in the Cathedral – week 2 @ San Carlos Cathedral
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Andrew Arthur, harpsichord and director; Robert Farley, trumpet, Emlyn Ngai, Gabrielle Wunsch, violin;
Sarah Darling, viola; Eva Lymenstull, cello; —, bass; Michael Beattie, harpsichord

Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in D major for 4 Violins, Op. 3, No. 1 (from L’estro armonico)

John Eccles, A Sett of Aires made for the Queen’s Coronation (1702)

George Frideric Handel, Concerto in F major for Organ & Strings, Op. 4, No. 5

Gottfried Finger, Sonata in C for Trumpet, Violin and Continuo
Antonio Vivaldi,  Concerto No. 11 in D minor for 2 Violins, Op. 3 (L’estro armonico)

 

Monterey’s iconic and beautiful San Carlos Cathedral has hosted Bach Festival twilight concerts for many years. The 2019 program features classic Baroque violin, organ and trumpet works. Enjoy some of the Festival’s finest Baroque musicians performing in the magnificent setting of the San Carlos Cathedral, just steps from downtown Monterey.

Jul
26
Fri
Bach and the Flute – week 2 @ Sunset Center Foyer
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Robin Carlson Peery, flute; Karina Schmitz, viola; Simon Martyn-Ellis, guitar

J.S. Bach / Charles Gounod, Ave Maria
Ludwig van Beethoven
, Serenade in D Major, op. 25
Mauro Giuliani, Trio

Five to Fandango – Week 2 @ All Saints' Episcopal Church
Jul 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Cynthia Roberts, Patricia Ahern, violin; Karina Schmitz, viola; Allen Whear, Timothy Roberts, cello

 

Franz Joseph HaydnQuartet Quartet in G Major, op. 64, no.  4

Gioachino RossiniSonata no. 6, “Il Tempesta”

Luigi Boccherini, Fandango Quintet

Jul
27
Sat
Viennese Matinee @ Sunset Center Theater
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

J.C. Bach, Overture to La calamita de’ cuori, W.G. 27

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 414
Dongsok Shin, fortepiano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Andante in C Major for Flute and Orchestra , K. 315
Robin Carlson Peery, flute
Franz Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 6, “Le Matin”

Emlyn Ngai, Tatiana Daubek, Naomi Guy, Elizabeth Stoppels Girko, Ann Duggan, violin; Meg Eldridge, viola; Paul Rhodes, Timothy Roberts, cello; Bruce Moyer, bass; Neil Tatman, Ellen Sherman, oboe; Laura Koepke, bassoon; Meredith Brown, Alicia Mastromonaco, horn; Dongsok Shin, fortepiano

 

The Festival’s final day begins at the Sunset Center with a charming program featuring Dongsok Shin on the fortepiano (the precursor to the modern piano), as well as principal flutist Robin Carlson Perry.

Virginia Best Adams Masterclass Showcase @ Carmel Presbyterian Church
Jul 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Now in its sixth year, the intrepid duo of Leonard and Rasmus, narrated by Bach Festival Artistic Director Paul Goodwin, take listeners of all ages on an action-packed whirlwind of musical experiences set in an engaging story line.

Leonard and Rasmus explore the vast world of insects and bee-eautiful bugs through music, science, and amusing puns and tales, while Leonard learns to control his temper. Music by Bartok, Handel, Chopin, Roussel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Vaughan Williams, the Beatles, and more.