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1475 Catalina Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92107

Phone: 619-341-1726

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Bach Collegium San Diego is a historically-informed professional music ensemble based in San Diego, California.

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Each season, Bach Collegium San Diego presents four to five concert sets between October-May featuring the music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods. These concerts are ticketed and held in several different venues around San Diego County. 

MainStage Concerts 2017-2018   15th Anniversary Season

Details subject to change

ACIS & GALATEA (1718): G.F. HANDEL   Concert Version                    October 20, 21

Handel's Acis and Galatea (1718 version) was his first dramatic work in English when it premiered as a one-act masque at the Cannons estate, home of the composer’s patron James Brydges, the Duke of Chandos. Acis & Galatea portrays the love affair between the nymph Galatea and the shepherd Acis, whose reunion is thwarted by the monster Polyphemus. A magnificent work from beginning to end filled with Handel's masterful dramatic storytelling.

ACIS: Derek Chester    GALATEA: Teresa Wakim   POLYPHEMUS: Mischa Bouvier

DAMON: John Russell    CORIDON: Matthew Tresler

MESSIAH: G.F. HANDEL   Complete Performance                     December 18, 19, 20

Bach Collegium San Diego's annual performances of Messiah have become one of the country’s most compelling interpretations of this beloved oratorio, emphasizing Handel's prowess as one of the great composers of dramatic music from the eighteenth-century. A stellar ensemble brings both the grandeur and intimacy to this seminal work. 


Clara Rottsolk, Soprano    Melanie Russell, Soprano    Jay Carter, Countertenor   

Derek Chester, Tenor    Mischa Bouvier, Baritone

SOUNDSCAPE: MUSICAL ARCHITECTS OF THE BAROQUE   Scott Allen Jarrett, Guest Conductor   March 2, 3                          A collection of vocal masterpieces displaying exceptional musical architecture, centering on Domenico's Scarlatti's Stabat Mater, a work displaying grandeur and a depth of expression, and Bach's supremely crafted motet Jesu, meine Freude. An ensemble of 10 singers and basso continuo, led by guest conductor Scott Allen Jarrett, brings this exciting program to life. 

Stabat Mater à 10, Domenico Scarlatti

Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227, J.S. Bach

Magnificat à 6, Claudio Monteverdi

Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, Heinrich Schütz

Selig sind die Toten & Nunc Dimittis (from Musikalische Exequien), Schütz

WELCOME TO ALL THE PLEASURES!     Henry Purcell: The Sacred and the Profane                  May 11, 12

One of the greatest and most original composers of the seventeenth century, Henry Purcell produced a uniquely English form of music by incorporating French and Italian stylistic elements into his compositions. Two celebratory odes, written to commemorate St. Cecilia and Queen Mary respectively, serves as the backdrop for this festive program.


Margot Rood, Soprano    Aaron Sheehan, Tenor   Enrico Lagasca, Bass

Welcome to all the Pleasures (Ode to St. Cecilia's Day, 1683)

Now does the glorious day appear (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary, 1689)

Rejoice in the Lord alway (Bell Anthem)

Man that is born of a woman (from Funeral Music for Queen Mary, 1695)

In the midst of life (from Funeral Music for Queen Mary, 1695)

Including excerpts from King Arthur and Fairy Queen


Bach Collegium San Diego is committed to sharing the beauty of early music with the San Diego community. As part of that endeavor, we offer our Bach at Noon programs free to the public on selected second Wednesdays of the month between October-May. The 45-minute programs begin at 12:00pm and includes program notes and remarks from the Artistic Director.


October 18, 2017
November 15, 2017
January 17, 2018
February 21, 2018
April 18, 2018
May 9, 2018