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Rejoice Greatly, O my Soul— Bach Trinity Cantatas II

  • St. Peter's Episcopal Church 346 West 20th Street New York, NY US (map)

5:30pm— Amy Pleasant Art Exhibition Opening Reception
6:30pm— Festival Talks I | Pleasant Variations
7:30pm— Performance

The second concert in our series of Bach’s Trinity Cantatas features Canadian Brass trumpet virtuoso Caleb Hudson on the majestic obligato parts. Both Cantatas are paired with new works by Nicolas Namoradze and 2018 Composer-in-Residence Aaron Jay Kernis, transforming some of Bach’s favored dance forms: the stately Chaconne and the upbeat Courante.

Namoradze’s Corrente is an original Chelsea Music Festival commission for triple quartet: the saxophone, string and vocal quartets.

Click here to see a previous Chelsea Music Festival performance of Bach featuring Caleb Hudson on trumpet.


Join us at an opening reception for Keeping Time, an exhibition featuring artwork by our 2018 Visual Artist-in-Residence & 2018 Guggenheim Fellow Amy Pleasant. The artist will be present at the opening of the exhibition, which will remain on view through Wednesday, June 13.

To see more of Amy's artwork, click here.

FESTIVAL TALK— Pleasant Variations

Enjoy an up-close & personal conversation with Amy Pleasant discussing her work as a part of our Festival Talks series.  


Namoradze Corrente (2018), World Premiere
Bach Die Elenden sollen essen, daß sie satt werden, BWV 75
Kernis Perpetual Chaconne (2012)
Bach Wachet! betet! betet! Wachet!, BWV 70

Trumpet | Caleb Hudson
Composer | Aaron Jay Kernis
Ensembles | Barkada Quartet, Verona Quartet
Soprano | Marisa Karchin
Tenor | Chris Sokolowski
Baritone | Mark Uhlemann
Chelsea Music Festival Chamber Choir & Festival Artists
Clarinet | Danny Goldman
Oboe | Amanda Hardy, Catherine Weinfield
Bassoon | Jay Rauch
Conductors | Ken-David Masur, Ronnie Oliver, Jr.