Bach and Friends Festival

August 24 & 25, 2019
31st Annual Bach & Friends Festival

Dr. Robert Lehmann, Music Director and Festival Director

Join us for the 31st annual presentation of the Bach Festival, a favorite Baroque music weekend in the Mt. Washington Valley on Sat. & Sun. Aug. 24-25, 2019. The weekend celebration offers opportunities to hear the music of J. S. Bach performed by chorus, orchestra and soloists in a festival setting on Saturday, August 24th at 7:30 PM and Sunday, August 25th at 4:30 PM at the First Church of Christ, Congregational in North Conway. The Saturday and Sunday programs will offer two completely different concerts presenting instrumental and vocal music featuring small groups, soloists and the Bach Festival Chorus and Orchestra performing under the direction of Dr. Robert Lehmann. The performers include musicians from the greater New England region as well as local residents of the Conway/Fryeburg area. 

White Mountain Musical Arts traditionally features a talented young musician during the festival. This 
year, oboist Aaron Emerson, from Augusta, Maine, will perform the Oboe Concerto in C minor, by 
Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739).  Aaron is entering his junior year at the University of Southern Maine,
a music performance major. He was selected by audition to perform with the MMEA all state orchestra 
all four years of high school and recently received first prize in the Emily K. Rand Instrumental 
Scholarship given by the Portland Rossini Club. We look forward to hearing him play on Saturday.

 The First Church of Christ venue offers air conditioning and handicap access with parking behind the building. Tickets are $25 in advance at The UPS Store through Aug. 23, and will also be available for $30 at the door.

Saturday, August 24, 2019 – 7:30 PM

Coronation Anthem No. 1, Zadok the Priest G. F. Handel (1685-1759)

Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K. 546 W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)

Duetto in F Major, Op. 18, No. 6 C. P. E. Bach (1714-1788)
Ray Cornils and Floyd W. Corson, organ
Rondeau, Allegro

Oboe Concerto in C minor Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739)
Aaron Emerson, oboe (2019 WMMA Bach Festival Young Artist)
Allegro moderato

“Tribute to Debby Dabczynski”
Violin Concerto #2, G Major F. J. Haydn (1733-1809)
Robert Lehmann, violin
Allegro moderato

Cantata “Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen”, BWV 43 J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Kristen Watson, soprano
Emily Marvosh, alto
David Meyers, tenor
John Adams, bass
Part 1
Chorus, Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen
Recitativo (tenor), Es will der Höchste sich
Aria (tenor), Ja tausend mail tausend begleiten den Wagen
Recitativo (soprano), Und der Herr, nachdem er mit ihnen geredet
Aria (soprano), Mein Jesus hat nunmehr
Part 2
Recitativo (bass), Es kommt der Helden Held
Aria (bass), Er ist’s, der gany allein
Recitativo (alto), Der Vater hat ihm ja
Aria (alto), Ich sehe schon im Geist
Recitativo (soprano), Er will mir neben sich
Chorus, Du Lebenfürst, Herr Jesu Christ

Sunday, August 25, 2019 – 4:30 PM

Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066 J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Gavotte I, II
Menuet I, II
Bourrée I,II
Passepied I, II

Concerto in D Major Francesco Manfredini (1684-1762)
Dana Oakes, Betty Rines, trumpets

“Tribute to Debby Dabczynski”
Octet, in E-flat Major Op. 20 Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Allegro moderato ma con fuoco


Triple Concerto in A minor, BWV 1044 J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Peggy Vagts, flute; Paula Oakes, violin; Ray Cornils, harpsichord
Adagio ma non tanto e dolce
Alla breve

Come, ye Sons of Art (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary, 30 April 1694)
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Kristen Watson, soprano
Emily Marvosh, alto
John Adams, bass
Come, ye Sons of Art (alto solo and Chorus)
Sound the trumpet (soprano and alto duet)
Come, ye Sons of Art (reprise, chorus)
Strike the viol (alto solo)
The day that such blessing gave (bass solo)
Bid the Virtues (soprano solo)
These are the sacred charms (bass solo)
See Nature, rejoicing (soprano and bass duet and chorus)