Charlotte Bach Festival: Bach@The Brauhaus: Peter Blanchette, 11-string archguitar


Peter Blanchette is known internationally as the virtuoso inventor of the 11-string archguitar. His repertoire of compositions and arrangements spans the medieval, renaissance and baroque, as well as World Music and New Music. Peter is especially devoted to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, and has arranged hundreds of pieces by the kapellmeister.


Charlotte Bach Festival: Vocal Fellows Recital


Vocal Fellows Members of the Bach Akademie Charlotte Orchestra This performance features our Vocal Fellows. Designed for singers on the cusp of professional careers, the Vocal Fellows program provides opportunities for education and career advancement, as the singers benefit from a curriculum including individual coachings, masterclasses, workshops, seminars, and peer-to-peer roundtable discussions.

$15 – $40

Charlotte Bach Festival: The Renaissance Motet


Charlotte Bach Festival Choir Nicolas Haigh, conducting An exploration of the Renaissance motet, as seen through the works of Monteverdi’s musical antecedents, counterparts, and influences—featuring works by Palestrina, Gombert, Byrd, and Gibbons. This program will traverse the gamut from the rhythmically taught and textually explosive Gloria from Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli to William Byrd's searing recusant motet Ne Irascaris–Civitas Sancti Tui. Choral fireworks abound in Orlando Gibbons' O clap your hands following the bittersweet foretaste of death in Gombert's Media Vita. Nicolas Haigh, Associate Organist at Saint Thomas Church in New York City and a Bach Akademie Charlotte Artisti Leader, leads the ensemble. Nicolas Haigh serves as Associate Organist at Saint Thomas Church in New York City. Originally from the United Kingdom, Nicolas previously held positions with the multiple Gramophone Award-winning Choir of New College, Oxford, and York Minster. He is a recipient of the coveted Limpus Prize from the Royal College of Organists and held the Sir William McKie Organ Scholarship at Clare College, Cambridge.

$15 – $50