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Backstory: Brahms Podcast

Listen online at WDAV 89.9 FM to Scott Allen Jarrett's in-depth discussion of Johannes Brahms's ein Deutsches Requiem. Recorded on October 28, 2014 in Charlotte, Scott is joined by the Oratorio Singers and explores Brahms's remarkable score. Listen >

Wells Fargo Backstage Pass: Brahms Reflections

Scott Allen Jarrett discusses Johannes Brahms' ein Deutsches Requiem. Watch video >

About Scott Allen Jarrett

"It became strikingly apparent that the chorus clearly hugely enjoys singing for Scott Allen Jarrett, whose gestures are clear, concise and emotionally open."

SCOTT ALLEN JARRETT has established himself as one of today's leading young orchestral and choral conductors. The Boston-based conductor serves as the Director of Choruses and Assistant Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony, Music Director for Boston's Back Bay Chorale, and Director of Music at Boston University's Marsh Chapel. Jarrett regularly conducts the great masterworks of the choral/orchestral repertoire, with a particular focus on the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. He has conducted over 35 Bach cantatas and multiple performances of each of Bach's four major works. More >

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Music of Vienna, Back Bay Chorale

"Boston's Back Bay Chorale fantastically performed an all-Viennese concert at Sanders Theater on Saturday night featuring Mozart's unfinished Mass in C Minor, K. 427; Beethoven's classic "Hallelujah" chorus from an early oratorio, Christ on the Mount of Olives, op. 85; one of Haydn's most rousing shorter works, the Te Deum in C Major; and Arnold Schoenberg's remarkable Friede auf Erden. From the musical spirit he exposed, Jarrett appears to direct as a participant as much as leader in the united force of voices, instrumentalists, musicology, and audience." Full Review >

Handel's Saul, Back Bay Chorale

"With deliberate gestures, conductor Scott Allen Jarrett led the Back Bay Chorale and orchestra in a vibrant performance. He especially brought out the fine details of this score, sculpting a smooth phrase here and punching out a deliberate forte there."

"This was a refined and impassioned reading of Saul, a treat to hear."

Verdi's Requiem, Charlotte Symphony

"...the Oratorio Singers, prepared by director Scott Allen Jarrett, have never sounded sharper or more nuanced. For the first time, their "Requiem aeternam" refrain – almost chanted in its simplicity – was as memorable as the flashier "Dies irae."

"The Oratorio Singers of Charlotte, superbly prepared by Scott Allen Jarrett, roar and whisper with conviction and vocal unity." Full Review >

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With autumn comes a new school year, beautiful foliage, and a fresh lineup of School of Music events! We invite all of our alums and friends to spend a few hours enjoying the performances of talented School of Music students and faculty members. School of Music Open House, Thursday, October 2, 2014 | 6pm, The Castle | 225 Bay State Rd., Boston
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The Back Bay Chorale with orchestra and soloists under the baton of Scott Allen Jarrett convened in Sanders Theater last night to offer up Handel’s oratorio Saul. For me the concert was an emotion-laden introduction to this powerful work.
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Saturday night at Sanders Theatre, the Back Bay Chorale concluded its fortieth anniversary season with a grand performance of the composer’s dramatic oratorio, Saul.
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December 2014

Charlotte Symphony: Magic of Christmas

Dec 04th 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dec 05th 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dec 06th 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dec 06th 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dec 07th 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Marsh Chapel University and Lessons

Dec 12th 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dec 14th 11:00 am - 12:00 am


Back Bay Chorale: A Candlelight Christmas

Dec 13th 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Handel and Haydn Society: A Bach Christmas

Dec 18th 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dec 21st 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

January 2015

Music at Marsh Chapel

Jan 27th 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

February 2015

Bach BWV 1: ‘Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern’

Feb 08th 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Feb 08th 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Handel and Haydn Society: Mozart Mass in C Minor

Feb 13th 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Feb 14th 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Feb 15th 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Marsh Chapel Choir: Rachmaninoff's All Night Vigil

Feb 28th 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

March 2015

Mendelssohn's Elijah

Mar 06th 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mar 08th 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Back Bay Chorale: Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

Mar 21st 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm