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Voices of Ascension Anniversary Season Concludes with Bach Celebration
by Daniel N. Colborn, II for Vocal Area Network
Posted May 15, 2005

J.S. BachVoices of Ascension, the acclaimed professional chorus and orchestra conducted by Dennis Keene. will bring its 15th anniversary concert season to a close with "A Bach Celebration" on Tuesday May 17, 2005. The concert, which will feature the chorus and orchestra in Magnificat in D, is scheduled for 8:00 PM at The Church of the Ascension, Fifth Avenue at 10th Street, New York City.

"There can be no better way to close our 15th anniversary celebration than with this mini 'Bach Fest!'" said Dennis Keene, Artistic Director of Voices of Ascension. "We begin with two of Bach's extraordinary motets for two choirs and two groups of continuo instruments, and between them will be a selection of Bach's beautiful songs for solo voice and continuo instruments."

The motets to be performed are Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf and Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, and the concert will conclude with Magnificat in D, the first performance by Voices of Ascension in nearly 15 years. Maestro Keene commented that