St. Matthew Passion Poster

The 2014-2015 Season

J.S. Bach, The Passion According to St. Matthew
Sunday, March 29th at 3:00pm
Murchison Performing Arts Center (University of North Texas)
Probably first performed in 1727, the St. Matthew Passion is generally regarded as one of the highest achievements in Western musical art, though the revival efforts of Felix Mendelssohn over 100 years later played an integral role in securing Bach’s legacy. Given the magnitude and profundity of the work, the paraphrased words of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe seem most appropriate: “Bach allows us to hear all of creation, as if the eternal harmony were conversing with itself.” We are proud to present this masterpiece in its entirety and share its sublime inspiration with the Denton community.
Mother’s Day Concert
Sunday, May 10th Time and Place TBD

Donate and Celebrate 33 Years of Service

Henry (Hal) Gibbons is retiring after 33 years of service as Music Director of the Denton Bach Society! In lieu of a retirement gift, Hal would like to see that the Society is left with a solid financial foundation. Your special gift of $33, or any multiple thereof, will aid the DBS in moving forward to find a new director as well as to continue to present the quality musical events to which our audiences are accustomed. Donations may be made via the Pay Pal link on this site.
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The Denton Bach Society 2015 Competition for Young Musicians

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The competition will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 on the campus of Texas Woman’s University in the Music Building located on Pioneer Circle. Time will be announced for each division, but will be sometime between the hours of 9-4.
Any high school or home-schooled student of voice, piano or orchestral instrument may enter. Students from Denton County and its adjacent counties are eligible. Competitors must have turned 14 by September 1, 2014.
Contestants are to prepare two challenging pieces of contrasting styles. Selections must be approved by the student’s instructor/ensemble director, and by the DBS audition committee. Audition time will be limited to 10 minutes. Participants may not be required to perform selections in their entirety.
An entry fee of $15, made payable to The Denton Bach Society, is to be sent with the completed application form or via Pay Pal form found on this page.
The winner in each division will receive a cash award of $150.00, a gift certificate from Pender’s Music for $150, and an opportunity to perform at a Denton Bach Society event.
Application forms may be obtained at Pender’s Music Company in Denton, or downloaded by clicking here.

Please mail application and fee to Heidi Klein, 621 Hillcrest St., Denton, TX 76201. Postmark may be no later than Friday, April 3, 2014. Application may also be e-mailed by the 12th. Entrants will be notified of the exact time and place of their audition the week prior to the event.

Questions may be addressed to competition coordinators: Heidi Klein (vocal/instrumental applicants) or Richard Shuster (piano applicants)

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