Monday, February 29, 2016

Last Chance and Bach is Back!

Last Chance to Join us at Camp Granada!

We have to submit final numbers tomorrow, so purchase now.

Gala Fundraiser
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Hacienda Golf Club

 718 East Road, La Habra Heights
 Linden Waddell presents
 “Hello Again! The Songs of Allan Sherman”

Delectable Dinner with wine
Engaging Entertainment
Wine Raffle

Cocktails at 6:00pm, Dinner at 7:15pm

Tickets $80 per person, or purchase a table for ten for $750.
Visit to order, or mail P.O. Box 451, Whittier CA 90608
Hacienda Golf Club asks that no denim be worn.

Bach is Back!

The 79th annual Whittier College Bach Festival is April 1-3, 2016. Chorale Bel Canto will perform two of Sebastian’s Easter Cantatas and the Motet “Komm, Jesu, komm” on April 2nd at 4:00 pm at First Friends Church in Whittier.

In keeping with this year’s festival theme, “Bach and the Guitar,” CBC will also present a half-hour guitar concert in the church courtyard at 2:30 pm, featuring the Whittier College Student Guitar Ensemble and other Whittier area student musicians.

Bach is on our Blog!

Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21, 1685. In 2014, I wrote a blog post every day for the entire month of March, which became a book--Bach Bagatelles. This year I will reprise some of those birth-month articles along with other fun factoids, including a way to spend a great day in Whittier on April 2. You may also obtain a copy of the book at the concert.

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Bach Bagatelles describes an interesting event that occurred on each day of Sebastian’s birth month. This month I will mix some of those posts with other random but pertinent bits of data.

For example, Bach was born in 1685. In that same year were born the German/English composer George Frideric Handel, the English philosopher/clergyman George Berkeley (yes, UC Berkeley, in the UK pronounced to rhyme with “darkly”), English playwright John Gay (The Beggar’s Opera, which became Bertolt Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera), and Italian composer Domenico Scarlatti. King Charles II of England died that year.

In 1685, a Frenchman established Fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay, forming the basis for France’s claim to Texas. The original Dutch settlers of New York constructed The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow. The church later became famous as the site of the rampage of the “Headless Horseman” in Washington Irving’s novel, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Subscribe now. Tomorrow, read about day one of the Bach birth month.

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