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1821 church holds free ‘Buffalo Bach Project’

It’s in style to take music from the past, and pair it with music from the present day. A free concert in Williamsville is doing that at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 29, with a concert called “The Buffalo Bach Project.”

“The Buffalo Bach Project” is described as “a unique program of spiritual and meditative works, pairing selections from Johann Sebastian Bach’s sacred contatas with pieces by religious as well as secular 20th century composers. The program connects these sublime sonic experiences with beautiful and sacred spaces, exploring the unknowable and ineffable through the intersection of music and architecture.”

The 20th century composers include Messiaen, Arvo Part and Salvatore Sciarrino.

Performing are soprano Maria Linsey, pianist Michael McNeill, oboist Megan Kyle and cellist Katie Weissman. The concert takes place at the historic 1821 Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St., Williamsville. Admission is free.


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