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Albinoni Avenue | $100+
Nancy D. Anderson
Big Bar
Elizabeth Bruenderman
Leigh Walton Clark
Evelyn T. Cohn
Barret H. Collins
Mrs. Françine Coté
Cassandra Culin
Dr. and Mrs. Bobby M. DeWeese
Sarah O. Eggers
Andrew Fleischman
Ethington Building Supply
Mr. Yvon Fortin
Ms. Janice Grady
Austyn E. Hill
Caroline and Dale Hill
Sylvie Jamault
Mr. Dean M. Karns
Rita F. Kirchner
Don and Peachy Kohler
Mrs. Christine Kyprianides
Mr. Arnold J. Levin
Jack Roby
Joseph G. Wetzel
Wendy Yoder
Cape Couperin | $50+
David Eicher
Nicolas Fortin
Linda French
Nicole Gaines
Joseph W. Greathouse
Rosanne Hoffmann
Russell and Megan McKinney
Marsha Wells McWhorter
Barbara Buddeke Ogden
Marilyn Meredith
Dr. And Mrs. William R. Rubin
Peter and Margaret Tanguay
Ellen Miller Timmons
Delia and Hugh Walker
Rachel W. Waterfill
Bourbon Baroque | $25+
Nick Covault
Paula Fangman
Beverly Haverstock
Melanie Hughes
Mr. and Mrs. C. Douglas Kottke
Vickie Mann
Elizabeth W. Moore
David E. Owen
Jim Rittenhouse
Kathleen Schmitz
Evie Topcik
Mrs. Delia C. Walker
Rachel Blanton
Martha M. Calderwood
Dr. Laura H. Chipe
Mrs. Gretchen G. Clark and Mr.
Taisuke Yamashita
Jamie and Kelley Cox
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides
operating support to Bourbon Baroque with state tax dollars
and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.!
P.O. Box 4176 Louisville Kentucky 40204 |
Bourbon Baroque:
Louisville’s Period Instrument Ensemble
John Austin Clark & Nicolas Fortin, Artistic Directors
Georg Frideric HÄNDEL
HWV 56
Emily Albrink Katz, soprano
Audrey Walstrom, mezzo
Steven Paul Spears, tenor
Jim Rittenhouse, baritone
Youth Performing Arts School Chamber Choir
Jacob Cook, Director
with support from
Nov. 29 & Nov. 30, 2014
St. Brigid Catholic Church
1520 Hepburn Avenue
Louisville Kentucky 40204
Bourbon Baroque, Inc.
Messe de Minuit pour Noël
Bourbon Baroque, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Emily Redden, Joseph Kingsbury,
Brady Ekman, Lars Hafell
Joseph Kingsbury, Brady Ekman,
Lloyd White, Emma Scott, Kelsey Lyvers
Emily Redden, Joseph Kingsbury, Brady Ekman,
Lloyd White, Brooke Thornsberry, Audrey Adams
Board of Directors
Robert E. Kulp, Jr., president
Austyn Hill, secretary
Rachel Blanton, treasurer
John H. Clark IV
Benjamin J. Evans
Michael G. Swansburg, Jr.
Ticket sales cover only a small percentage of the operating costs needed
in order to maintain our high level of artistry and collaborative
Please consider becoming a member of Bourbon Baroque!
Membership Circle
Laissez paitre vos beste
Agnus Dei
(as of 11/25/2014)
Brady Ekman, Amanda Brow, Parker Van Houten
Rond-Point du Roy | $5000+
----- Intermission ----Messiah (Part I), HWV 56
Georg Frideric Händel
Christina Lee Brown
Virginia S. Frazier
The Robert W. Rounsavall, Jr.
Family Foundation
Isaiah's prophecy of salvation
Comfort ye my people (tenor)
Ev'ry valley shall be exalted (tenor)
And the glory of the Lord (chorus)
The coming judgment
Thus saith the Lord of hosts (bass)
But who may abide the day of His coming (soprano)
And he shall purify the sons of Levi (chorus)
Rue Rameau | $1000+
Mr. & Mrs. John H. Clark, IV
Kentucky Arts Council
Mrs. Harry S. Frazier, Jr.
Mary Moss Greenebaum
Mark Huebsch
Mr. Robert E. Kulp, Jr.
Yum! Brands Foundation
Lully Lane | $500+
Mrs. Edith S. Bingham
Benjamin J. Evans
Dean M. Karns
Ms. Eleanor Bingham Miller
Mary and Bob Rounsavall
Arthur K. Smith Family
Handel Heights | $250+
Kathy Burr
Barbara Collins
Stephanie and Charles Sarasohn
Smith Manus
Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Tillett, Jr.
P.O. Box 4176 Louisville Kentucky 40204 |
The prophecy of Christ's birth
J.S. Bach
Concerto in C
2 Harpsichords
John Austin Clark
Dr. Jack Ashworth
Behold, a virgin shall conceive (alto)
O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (alto and chorus)
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (bass)
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light (bass)
For unto us a child is born (chorus)
The annunciation to the shepherds
There were shepherds abiding in the fields (soprano)
And lo, the angel of the Lord (soprano)
And the angel said unto them (soprano)
And suddenly there was with the angel (soprano)
Glory to God in the highest (chorus)
Christ's healing and redemption
Friday February 6
St. Luke’s Episcopal
1206 Maple Lane
Anchorage, KY
CDs are available for purchase at the ticket table.
All proceeds go to cover the cost of programming.
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Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (soprano)
Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened (soprano)
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd (alto and soprano)
His yoke is easy (chorus)
Bourbon Baroque
John Austin Clark & Nicolas Fortin
Artistic Directors
Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit pour Noël follows a wellpracticed tradition in 18th century France of incorporating popular carols
or noëls into the church service typically by way of improvisational organ
literature. What makes this work unique is the overlay of the Latin Mass
text setting onto a total of 11 noël melodies. Outside of these delightful
noëls, Charpentier sharpens his composers pencil producing the more
intimate and emotionally climactic moments including the Gloria’s opening
statement: Et in terra pax hominibus and the Credo’s Et incarnatus est. The fog
clears as quickly as it is produced as Charpentier sends his merry church
goers off into the chilled midnight air with a quick jig (A minuit fut fait un
réveil). The following are the noëls Charpentier uses in the order in which
they appear:
Nicolas Fortin
Janelle Davis
Alice Culin-Ellison
Ana Sarbu
Martie Perry
Rachel Blanton
Kathie Raymond
Kris Kwapis
Zach Kingins
Rachel Gries
Michael Hill
Sung Lee
Sarah Huebsch
Joseph est bien marie
Or nous dites Marie
Une jeune pucelle
Lara Turner
Kelsey Schilling
Viola da gamba
Erica Rubis
John Austin Clark
Les bourgeois de Châtre
Où s’en vont ces gais bergers
Vous qui désirez sans fin
Voici le jour solennel de Noël
A la venue de Noël
Laissez paitre vos beste
O Dieu que n’étois-je en vie
Agnus Dei
A minuit fut fait un réveil
Phil Spray
Aaron Hanka
Y.P.A.S. Chamber Choir
Jacob Cook, Director
Haley Arnett
Sara Cox
Kelsey Lyvers
Emily Redden
Emma Scott
Brooke Thornsberry
Audrey Adams
Amanda Brow
Ana England
Joseph Kingsbury
Shelby Stills
Erika Winn
Brady Ekman
Nicholas Rowan
Cory Spalding
Houston Tyrrell
Lars Hafell
Adam Herp
Otway Mayfield
Parker Van Houten
Lloyd White
Jim Rittenhouse, baritone
Mr. Rittenhouse has been a frequent soloist with regional choral and
chamber/orchestral ensembles since 1989. He holds the Performer’s
Certificate and Master of Church Music degrees from Southern Seminary
where he studied with Dr. Lloyd Mims and Dr. John Dickson. His
performances have included the world premiere performance and
recording of Caccini’s La Liberazione di Ruggiero with Ars Femina; the
Durufle Requiem, Rutter Requiem, Britten Cantata Misericordium, and in
April 2013, Britten’s War Requiem with the Louisville Choral Arts Society.
In October, he sang the bass role in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with The
Blanche Moyse Chorale in Brattleboro, VT. On many occasions Mr.
Rittenhouse has been a featured soloist with the Louisville Orchestra and
Orchestra Kentucky of Bowling Green. He also tours nationally with
Kentucky humorist Carl Hurley, performing music from the American
standard songbook repertoire. He is Associate Director of Music at St Paul
United Methodist Church in Louisville, and is owner of McKinney
Speakers, a speakers and talent bureau. He and his wife, Janet, reside in
Louisville and have two daughters.
Emily Albrink Katz, soprano
Hailed by the New York Times as “delightful and vocally strong and
versatile,” Emily Albrink is a soprano whose career already sports
collaborations with venerable composers and conductors such as James
Levine, Placido Domingo, Robert Spano, Marin Alsop, Jake Heggie, and
John Musto. An alumna of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at
the Washington National Opera, she has enjoyed singing numerous roles,
including Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Sophie in Werther, Echo in
Ariadne auf Naxos, and Frasquita inCarmen. Past seasons have included
Musetta in La Boheme and Adina in L’elisir d’amore with Kentucky Opera,
Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with the Baltimore Symphony, Knoxville
Summer of 1915 with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas at
Alice Tully Hall, and Evvy in the U.S. premiere of Death and the Powers
with the American Repertory Theater and the Chicago Opera Theater. She
made her Carnegie Hall debut singing Nuria in Ainadamar with the
Orchestra of St. Luke’s conducted by Robert Spano.
Audrey Walstrom, mezzo-soprano
Audrey Walstrom, praised for her "fresh, clear mezzo," enjoys a diverse
career as an operatic and concert soloist and dedicated teacher. She has
appeared with Cincinnati Opera as Maria Maddalena in Galileo Galilei
(2013), Annina in La traviata (2012), Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte,
(2011), and Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (2008), and has been
frequently engaged between mainstage seasons as a member of their
Resident Artist Program. She has also collaborated with the Bach Society
of Dayton, Louisville Choral Arts Society, Cincinnati Bach Ensemble,
Bourbon Baroque, Vocal Arts Ensemble, concert:nova, and Dayton Opera,
where she performed Siébel in Faust (2010). A champion of new music,
Audrey appeared in Steve Reich's Tehillim with concert:nova, premiered
the role of Lauretta in a concert reading of Evan Mack's The Secret of
Luca in November 2012, and participated in the American premiere of
Christian Jost's Death Knocks with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra
(2011). She was an Apprentice Singer at the Santa Fe Opera in 2009 and
2010, where she performed Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte. Ms.
Walstrom has also participated in summer festivals at Aspen and the Music
Academy of the West, where she studied with Marilyn Horne. Ms.
Walstrom was a National Semi-Finalist in the 2011 Metropolitan Opera
National Council Auditions and was a 2011 prizewinner in the Opera
Columbus Irma Cooper Vocal Competition. She studied at Rice University
(B.Mus, B.A.) and the University of Cincinnati (M.M., D.M.A.) and serves
on the faculties of Wittenberg University and Northern Kentucky
University (Department of Theater and Dance) .
Steven Paul Spears, tenor
Tenor Steven Paul Spears has performed with the Deutsche Oper Berlin,
and in several opera companies in the United States, including Central City,
Aspen Music Festival, Utah, Palm Beach, Kentucky, Cincinnati, St. Louis
and Memphis, as well as the Juilliard Opera Theater.
His varied concert repertoire includes works by Bach, Mendelssohn,
Schubert, Finzi and Vaughan Williams. In April 2003, he made his Carnegie
Hall debut singing Britten’s War Requiem with Maestro David Atherton.
Steven has sung acclaimed performances with the New England Bach
Festival, Marlboro Music Festival, Academy of Ancient Music, Deutschen
Symphonie-Orchester, Choral Arts Society of Louisville, La Monnaie
Symphony Orchestra (in Brussels), Louisville Orchestra, Greenwish Music
Festival, Louisville Bach Society, Richmond (VA) Ballet, Lautten
Compagney (in Berlin), as well as the Louisville Ballet, the Chamber Music
Society of Lincoln Center and the National Chorale.
Steven’s recordings are of Renard, utilizing Stravinsky’s translation and final
editions to the score, conducted by Robert Craft, Bach's Johannes-Passion
and B Minor Mass with the New England Bach Festival, and Britten's Saint
Nicolas with conductor James Rightmyer.
A graduate of Juilliard and the University of Louisville (a student of Edith
Davis Tidwell), Steven is in his 10th year of teaching at Lawrence
Conservatory in Appleton, WI. Starting next month, he will be singing
recitals in Appleton and Louisville (including initial performances of
Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte and Schubert’s Die Winterreise), as well
as performing Carmina Burana with the Fox Valley Symphony and making
his Green Bay Symphony debut in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

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