photo: Teresa Tam

Cantata Collective | June 19

BWV 35 and 169 featuring Reginald Mobley, countertenor and Nicholas McGegan, organ

Join SFEMS for our season finale featuring the Cantata Collective and two superstars of the early music firmament: countertenor Reginald Mobley and Nicholas McGegan in a special appearance on organ!

These combined forces bring many decades of performing the works of Johann Sebastian Bach at the highest level to two special (and extremely demanding) cantatas written in 1726 for an alto soloist: Geist und Seele wird verwirret (BWV 35) and Gott soll allein mein Herze haben (BWV 169). Mobley’s consummate artistry is equally matched by the rare treat of virtuoso organ obbligato in the hands of McGegan, now the music director laureate of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale.

Don’t miss this must-watch performance, filmed by award-winning director Tal Skloot in the sanctuary of First Church Berkeley (First Congregational), the cathedral of early music in the Bay Area.

Marc Schachman, Gonzalo X. Ruiz, Michael Dupree, oboes; Kati Kyme and Lisa Weiss, violins; Anthony Martin, viola; William Skeen, cello; Kristin Zoernig, double bass; Arthur Omura, harpsichord

also featuring Tonia d’Amelio, soprano; Heidi Waterman, alto; David Kurtenbach Rivera, tenor; Nikolas Nackley, baritone

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SATURDAY, June 19, 5:00PM Pacific Standard Time
Online livestream access provided with purchase. Concert will be available on demand after livestream through July 19.

$15 individual general admission; $20 household general admission (two or more individuals in one residence)

With your ticket purchase, you will receive a unique link to our high-definition livestream. Each presentation will feature pre-recorded and live material, as well as a special opportunity to interact with our artists through our live chat.