Northwest Baroque Masterworks

Alexander Weimann photo by Jan Gates

J.S. Bach’s Christmas Magnificat
Alexander Weimann, conductor

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Town Hall Seattle
Will Call/Box Office | 6:30 PM
Doors | 7:00 PM

Friday, December 16, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Bastyr University Chapel
Will Call/Box Office | 6:30 PM
Doors | 7:00 PM

*Festival Seating for both performances with a Priority Subscriber section. There is no pre-concert event.*

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Featured Soloists
Molly Quinn (soprano 1)
Danielle Sampson (soprano 2)
Meg Bragle (alto)
Aaron Sheehan (tenor)
Jesse Blumberg (baritone)

Tickets for the performance at Town Hall Seattle will be available at the door beginning at 6:30 PM.

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Alexander Weimann leads the Northwest Baroque Masterworks ensemble of five internationally renowned soloists, a full baroque orchestra, 3 trumpets, and timpani in a performance of the original version of J.S. Bach’s Magnificat in E flat major. Written for Christmas Vespers in 1723, this version includes four rarely heard and delightful inserts that illuminate the Nativity story. Join us for a fascinating new slant on a familiar masterpiece.


“Weimann’s direction from the harpsichord and organ provides a masterful but sensitive accompaniment…” -The Whole Note

Northwest Baroque Masterworks is presented in collaboration with Early Music Vancouver, Portland Baroque Orchestra, and Early Music Society of the Islands.


Magnificat in D Major with Carol Insertions BWV 243
J.S. Bach

Magnificat anima mea, SSATB chorus
Ex exultavit spiritus meus, Soprano 2 solo
Von Himmel Hoch SATB
Quia respexit humilitatem Soprano 1 solo
Omnes Generationes SSATB chorus
Quia fecit mihi magna Bass solo
Freut euch jubilieret SSAT
Et misericordia Alto and Tenor duet
Fecit potentiam SSATB chorus
Gloria in excelsis Deo SSATB chorus
Deposuit potentes Tenor solo
Esurientes Alto solo
Virga Jesse Floruit SB
Suscepit Israel SSA trio
Sicut locutus est SSATB chorus
Gloria Patri SSATB chorus

Concerto for 3 trumpets, in D major TWV 54:D4
Georg Philipp Telemann

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme – BWV 140
J.S Bach

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme – SATB chorus
Er kommt – Tenor Recitative
Wann kommst du, mein Heil – Soprano and Bass Duet (Dialogue – Soul and Jesus)
Zion hört die Wächter singen – Tenor Chorale
So geh herein zu mir – Bass Recitative
Mein Freund ist mein! – Soprano and Bass Duet (Dialogue-Soul and Jesus)
Gloria sei dir gesungen – SATB Chorale
Alexander Weimann, Photo by Jan Gates

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