"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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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."

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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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May
09
One of Boston most respected choruses, Back Bay Chorale concludes its 40th anniversary season with Handel’s transitional oratorio-opera, Saul at Sanders Theatre, this coming Saturday. BMInt caught up with Music Director Scott Allan Jarrett and soloist Amanda Forsythe (who plays Michal in the performance) this week to discuss the concert.
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September 2014
28

Bach: BWV 190 ‘Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied’

Sep 28th 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Sep 28th 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

October 2014
10

Handel and Haydn Society: Baroque Fireworks

Oct 10th 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Oct 12th 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

17

Marsh Chapel Choir: Howells Requiem

Oct 17th 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

18

Back Bay Chorale: Music of Vienna

Oct 18th 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

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