Tonight Ralph Nelson will direct an open rehearsal of works by Bach during the third and final week of "Summer Sings" with members of the Portland Symphonic Choir. Nelson is the conductor of the Bach Cantata Choir and of the choir at First Immanuel Lutheran Church.
The rehearsal will feature a chronological look at the vocal music of Johann Sebastian Bach -- from his early cantatas to his crowning achievement in the Mass in B Minor. The evening includes excerpts from the Christmas Oratorio, the B Minor Mass, the St. John Passion, and various cantatas.
So flex your vocal chords on Bach at 7 pm in the Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building on the Cascade Campus of Portland Community College (at the corner of Killingsworth and Albina). Also, the Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building is airconditioned. The seating is comforable, and you get good sight-lines.
Admission is $10 per person at the door, and scores are provided.
Parking is free.