Sunday, June 26, 2005

Floating on a Cloud of Bach

Last night I went to a concert at the Tel Aviv Museum. Three Bach Cantatas, sung by Musicus Koln choir and some excellent soloists, performed by the Camerata Israel chamber orchestra, with their truly wonderful French horns and oboes. I think it was the best choral singing of Bach I have ever heard, including but not restricted to, the various choruses I sang with in New York. The audience was packed and enthusiastic, although it looked like I was among the younger members. Never mind. I can't imagine a more sublime experience. Just say "Yes!" to Bach addiction.

3 comments:

AmyS said...

Sounds delightful! Do you remember any of the singers' names? We heard a fabulous young woman the other night - Sivan Goldman. What a voice! Glad you had such a wonderful experience.

Savtadotty said...

The soloists were Susan Ryden, soprano, Lynton Atkinson, tenor, Raimund Nolte, bass, and one other unlisted but superb mezzo...maybe it was Sivan Goldman????

Anonymous said...

No, it wasn't Sivan Goldman, she's NOT a mezzo soprano. She's a coloratura soprano..