- 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
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
may be made via the
Pay Pal link on this site
The Denton Bach Society 2015 Competition for Young Musicians
- Event date
- 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
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