Masterworks Chorale Annual Classics Concert

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 by: Chelsie Cree | Category: Arts and Entertainment


Masterworks Chorale conducted by Tim Cloeter will present its annual Classics Concert on Saturday, March 21, at 8:00 P.M. at Epiphany Lutheran Church (915 N. Reynolds Road, Toledo).  Entitled “Transitions,” this concert features works that celebrate birthdays and weddings by J.S. Bach, Henry Purcell, and Eric Whitacre. Tickets are available at or by calling (419) 742-2775.

Two cantatas by Bach will be performed with chamber orchestra: “Schwingt freudig euch empor” BWV 36, originally a birthday cantata that Bach revised for church use, and “Der Herr denket an uns” BWV 196, a wedding cantata he composed for a friend’s ceremony.  An excerpt from Purcell’s Birthday Ode for Queen Mary 1694 will likewise include oboes, strings, and harpsichord.  Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs, settings of poems his betrothed had written, will be accompanied by solo violin and piano, and a set of three shorter works will complete the program: “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof, “Newlyweds” by Nathan Jones, and “Set Me As a Seal” by René Clausen.

In its forty-eighth season, the Masterworks Chorale remains dedicated to its mission to “connect lives through choral music.” Outreach activities include an internship program for high school students, collaborative performances with the Toledo Ballet, carolling in the community, and an annual performance for incarcerated youth.  The Chorale is an auditioned ensemble that has a long-standing tradition of excellence and was chosen by blind audition to perform at the Ohio Choral Director’s Association annual conference.

Epiphany Lutheran Church is located at 915 N. Reynolds Road in Toledo.  Please visit for more information.

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