Biography

BACH COLLEGIUM SAN DIEGO The ensemble was founded in 2003 to diversify the music offerings in the San Diego community by providing engaging, accessible, historically informed performances of repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical eras. The ensemble has premiered many historically informed performances in San Diego that include Handel’s Theodora, Messiah, and Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, and  Bach’s St John Passion, B minor Mass, Magnificat, and numerous cantatas, Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers, Mozart’s Requiem, and staged performances of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Its principal members bring experience from such international ensembles as the Academy of Ancient Music and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, as well as from this country’s leading ensembles such as the American Bach Soloists and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.The ensemble is dedicated to engaging soloists and consort singers from this nation’s most gifted young artists specializing in early music. In the Spring of 2012, the ensemble was sponsored by the United States Embassy to perform in Bolivia at the IX Internacional de Música Renacentista y Barroca 'Misiones de Chiquitos'. This past December, the BCSD made its New York City debut in a collaboration with TENET, and Dark Horse Consort performing the music of Michael Praetorius, as well as performing on the acclaimed Da Camera Society Series: Music in Historic Sites, Los Angeles.  The ensemble offers a free downtown concert series on the second Wednesday of the month, Bach at Noon at First Lutheran Church San Diego and was recently named the ensemble-in-residence at San Diego History Center at Balboa Park. The Bach Collegium San Diego is considered one of the premier early music ensembles on the West Coast and is fast developing as one of the exciting music ensembles to watch in the United States.

Mission:
The Bach Collegium San Diego engages audiences with accessible, historically informed performances and educational programs featuring repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical eras.

Vision:
Establish San Diego as a leading center for Early Music in the United States through education, mentoring, and the cultivation of historically informed musicians to promote the mission of the Bach Collegium San Diego, and to ensure performances of historically significant repertoire from the sixteenth to eighteenth century currently underrepresented in our community.

Bach Collegium San Diego

Handel: Theodora, HWV 68
Handel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232
Bach: Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229
Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers 1610)
Vivaldi: Gloria in D major, RV 589
Bach: Saint John Passion, BWV 245
Handel: Coronation Anthems (4): Zadok the priest, HWV 258
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