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TENET with The Sebastians
The Motets of J.S. Bach
TENET joins forces with the Sebastians under guest conductor Scott Metcalfe to offer a program of motets by J.S. Bach. TENET's spectacularly clear one-singer-to-a part rendition is performed with instrumental doublings of strings and winds. Featured motets include "Komm, Jesu komm," "Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied," and "Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir."
Saturday, September 20 at 7 pm Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 3 West 65th Street Manhattan
GOTHAM EARLY MUSIC SCENE (GEMS) is an organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of early music in New York City. It serves professional and amateur performers and ensembles, presenters, audiences and enthusiasts. Allan Kozinn of The New York Times wrote that GEMS will bring "cohesiveness and vitality to the city's patchwork of early-music groups."
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Last updated Thursday, September 18, 2014