Chamber concert focuses on musicians who shaped Bach
Jennifer Morsches and Timothy Merton, Baroque cellists with the Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble.

Chamber concert focuses on musicians who shaped Bach

BRATTLEBORO — How did Bach become Bach? The Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble seeks to answer that question with “Connecting Passageways to Bach,” a concert focused on composers who helped steer Johann Sebastian Bach's pathway to becoming one of the great pillars of Western Classical Music.

According to a news release, the concert will showcase music for two cellos - including the rare five-string piccolo cello - performed on period instruments by members of the internationally-acclaimed Sarasa ensemble: Timothy Merton, Baroque cello; Jennifer Morsches, Baroque cello and piccolo cello; and Charles Sherman, harpsichord.

The program will include works by Buxtehude, Gabrielli, Couperin, Frescobaldi, J.S. Bach, and others. It takes place on Sunday, Feb. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m., at 118 Elliot, across from the fire station in downtown Brattleboro.

Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students. Children admitted free of charge. Purchase tickets online at, at the door, or at Everyone's Books, 25 Elliot St. For further information, contact Sarasa at [email protected] or 617-429-0332.

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