Thanksgiving Bach!

On Thanksgiving weekend, Sunday, November 26 at 5:00 p.m., the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas will perform J. S. Bach’s cantata Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott (“Happy is the man, who to his God”) as part of a Vespers service.

The service will feature the instrumentalists of the Bach Ensemble along with vocal soloists Hayleigh Maloney, Brianna Bragg, Ben Lee, and Christian Pursell. Also featured in the service will be the Choristers and Parish Choir of St. Thomas, under the direction of Bach Ensemble Artistic Director Carlton Monroe.

This season the BEST continues its 200 in 20 Project with the goal of performing all of Bach’s sacred cantatas over the course of 20 years. St. Thomas is one of only four other churches nationally which regularly perform the cantatas of Bach in their intended context of worship.

To learn more about the BEST and the Bach Vespers, please visit www.stthomasepiscopal.org or www.bachensemble.org.

May 1st at 7:30pm – May Festival Lecture

Special FREE Event
with the May Festival!

LISTEN IN! BACH TO BASICS
Presenter | Matthew Swanson
Speaker | Prof. Douglas Easterling
Monday May 1st at 7:30pm

At St. Thomas Episcopal Church
100 Miami Avenue
Terrace Park, OH 45174

Learn about why J.S. Bach composed hisB Minor Mass and why it is important to music history. Enjoy live musical examples performed by chamber musicians and mix and mingle with musicians at a post-talk reception. Click on the flyer to learn more!

May 7 at 5pm: Bach Vespers

Bach Vespers
at St. Thomas

“Wo gehest du hin?” BWV 166 – J. S. Bach
Oboe Concerto in D Minor – Alessandro Marcello

The Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas
Dwight Parry, Oboe
Carlton Monroe, Conductor
Vocal Soloists

Join the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas and vocal soloists under Dr. Carlton Monroe for another evening exploring the incredible cantatas of J. S. Bach. This month we present the cantata “Wo gehest du hin?” BWV 166. This piece begins by posing the question, “Where are you heading?” and proceeds to answer it in a stirring and powerful musical setting. During the prelude to the service, we’ll also hear CSO principal Oboist, Dwight Parry, performing Alessandro Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in D Minor.

Be sure to come early and hear more information about the piece at our Pre-Vespers Lectures at 4:30pm before each Vespers service, led by Xavier University’s Prof. Douglas Easterling.


DwightParry
Dwight Parry, Principal Oboe with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

3/12: Lenten Bach Vespers

Bach Vespers for Lent

Sunday, March 12th at 5pm

We invite you to join the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas and vocal soloists under Dr. Carlton Monroe for another evening exploring worship through lens of the incredible music of J. S. Bach. This month we present Cantata 131, Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir (“Out of the depths, I cry unto thee, Lord”). Written early in Bach’s musical career, Cantata 131 is a deeply reflective and emotional piece that is the perfect focus for a Holy Lenten season. Be sure to come early and hear more information about the piece at our Pre-Vespers Lectures at 4:30pm before each Vespers service, led by Xavier University’s Prof. Douglas Easterling.

2/12: Bach Vespers at 5pm

BWV 18: Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt
“Just as the rain and snow fall from heaven”

We invite you to join the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas and vocal soloists under Dr. Carlton Monroe for another evening exploring worship through lens of the incredible music of J. S. Bach. We can’t wait to share more timeless music, today! Learn more about the music being performed at our new Pre-Vespers Lectures at 4:30pm preceding each service, led by Xavier University’s Prof. Douglas Easterling.

1/15: Bach Vespers for Epiphany

Bach Vespers
at St. Thomas

Sunday, January 15 at 5pm
“Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort” BWV 126

The Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas
Carlton Monroe, Conductor
Vocal Soloists

We invite you to join the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas and vocal soloists under Dr. Carlton Monroe for another evening exploring the eternal music of J. S. Bach. We can’t wait to share more timeless music, today!

Now featuring a Pre-Vespers Lecture at 4:30pm!
Led by Xavier University’s Douglas Easterling

Christmas Lessons & Carols Service

Sunday, December 18th at 5pm

Usher in the Christmas season with a cherished holiday tradition. The St. Thomas Parish Choir and Choristers present a Festival of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 18 at 5pm. An annual offering at St. Thomas for decades, this service features beautiful music of the season paired with timeless readings. Come bask into the beauty and holiness of this ancient tradition.