Celebrate With Bach

Celebrate With Bach

  • Venue:Facebook Live
  • Length:07:00 pm

On Wednesday evening December 16, 2020, The Sanctuary Series, in conjunction with the South Salem Presbyterian Church (New York) will present a virtual concert for the holidays entitled, “Celebrate with Bach,” featuring acclaimed keyboardists, Anthony Newman and Mary Jane Newman, presenting works by J.S, Bach for two pianos and on the Church’s Russell & Co. pipe organ, as well as seasonal music by C-L Daquin and traditional carols featuring baritone, Buddy Courtenay. The FREE “virtual” performance will be webcast live from the church sanctuary at 7 pm.

The event is organized by Mary Jane Newman who is artistic director of the piano recital series, as well as director of music at the Church. Mrs. Newman is herself an acclaimed pianist and organist who has appeared as soloist and conductor with orchestras, chamber ensembles and vocal groups throughout Europe, the U.S. and Israel. Labeled the “High Priest of Bach” by Wynton Marsalis, her husband, Tony, is music director at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Bedford and an internationally renowned organist considered by many to be America’s leading Bach specialist.

Buddy Courtenay is a New Orleans native and veteran of many American opera venues. Courtenay and his wife Shalyn, perform as cantorial soloists at Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford, and regularly cross lines of faith to create meaningful life cycle events for individuals of all denominations.

Questions or comments may be directed to info@thesanctuaryseries.org

JS Bach
Prelude and Fugue in C for 2 pianos
Prelude and Fugue in c minor for 2 pianos
Pastorale in F for 2 pianos

Prelude and Fugue in E-flat “St. Anne“
Two Noels for organ, C-L Daquin
Anthony Newman, organ

Three carols of the season,
Buddy Courtenay baritone
Mary Jane Newman, piano