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Back Bay Chorale's Missa Solemnis Is "A Gift"

The Boston Musical Intelligencer's review of the Back Back Chorale's March 21 performance says, "Saturday's well-balanced and thoughtful performance by the Back Bay Chorale at Sanders Theater was a gift....Back Bay Chorale Music Director Scott Allen Jarrett’s direction was just that: careful but expressive, without any straining for effect....The chorus...produced a homogeneous sound throughout, well-blended and subtly colorful. It was a cushiony, thick sound..." Full Review >

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Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, Back Bay Chorale

"Saturday's well-balanced and thoughtful performance by the Back Bay Chorale at Sanders Theater was a gift....Back Bay Chorale Music Director Scott Allen Jarrett’s direction was just that: careful but expressive, without any straining for effect....The chorus, on the other hand, produced a homogeneous sound throughout, well-blended and subtly colorful. It was a cushiony, thick sound... Full Review >

Britten's War Requiem, BU Symphony and Chorus

"As conductor of BU's Marsh Chapel, Jarrett's familiarity with choral music and textures was evident on Monday evening's performance. Jarrett led the Symphony and Chorus masterfully, sensitively supporting the rich choral texture that is so often drowned by Britten's extended orchestra. More expressive passages saw some loss of articulation, but the sacrifice was well-worth the moving read coaxed out by Jarrett." Full Review >

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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May 2015
01

Haydn's 'The Creation'

May 01st 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
May 03rd 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

09

Back Bay Chorale: Duruflé's 'Requiem'

May 09th 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm

15

Charlotte Symphony: Musical Fireworks

May 15th 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


SAJ-Nov-2014-headshot-sm.jpgAbout 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 >