In Bach's day, the coffee houses of Leipzig were an important part of the cultural scene. The most famous was the Zimmerman Café, which featured the Collegium Musicum, an ensemble founded by Telemann and later led by J.S. Bach, who wrote many works for performance there.
In collaboration with Vanderbilt's Center for Latin American Studies and the Institute for Coffee Studies, Music City Baroque presents a special program exploring the music and culture of Bach's favorite coffee house, with music by Bach (including his "Coffee Cantata," and his contemporaries.
February 22, 2015 — 3:00 p.m.
Bongo Java Roasting Company
601 9th Ave S (The Gulch)
Written for the choir of the Ospedale della Pieta in Venice, Vivaldi's Gloria has become his most famous choral work. The music is brilliantly joyous, balanced with moments of reflection and operatic drama.
MCB joins forces with the choir of St. George's to celebrate the end of our 10th Anniversary Season with this beautiful sacred work. Come enjoy this free concert to mark 10 years of early music performance in Nashville.
Sunday, April 19, 3:00 p.m.
St. George's Episcopal Church
4715 Harding Pike
Free admission. Part of St. George's In excelsis series. There will be a reception immediately following the concert.