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Backstory: Brahms

Scott Allen Jarrett will lead an in-depth discussion of Johannes Brahms's ein Deutsches Requiem on October 28, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Joined by the Oratorio Singers, Jarrett will explore Brahms's remarkable score, providing musical examples along the way, all sung by the Oratorio Singers. "Backstory: Brahms" is open to the public and free of charge, but seating is limited. Register >

BBC All-Viennese Concert Review

"Boston's Back Bay Chorale fantastically performed an all-Viennese concert at Sanders Theater on Saturday night...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 >

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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Sep
25
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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May
14
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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May
14
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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November 2014
09

Bach BWV 78 'Jesu, der du meine Seele'

Nov 09th 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Nov 09th 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

14

Brahms Ein deutches Requiem

Nov 14th 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nov 15th 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

22

American Academy of Religion: The Bach Experience

Nov 22nd - All Day
Nov 23rd - All Day
Nov 24th - All Day
Nov 25th - All Day

24

Britten: War Requiem

Nov 24th 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

December 2014
04

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

12

Marsh Chapel University and Lessons

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

13

Back Bay Chorale: A Candlelight Christmas

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

18

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
27

Music at Marsh Chapel

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

February 2015
08

Bach BWV 1: ‘Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern’

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