Fall 2021 Concert Series


NEW: Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative test and masks are required for all performances. View the full policy to learn more. We will continue to re-evaluate these polices throughout the season. 

Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, BWV 29

(We thank you, God, we thank you)

Drawing on material from an earlier work for solo violin, Cantata 29 was completed and premiered in the Fall of 1731 during Bach’s time working in Leipzig. In this brilliant work, Bach expands the orchestration and gives the older violin solo to the organ in the opening sinfonia. This is followed by a magnificent opening chorus, dazzling solo arias, and a beautiful chorale to end the work. Bach would later reuse much of the music from the opening chorus for the Dona nobis pacem movement of his monumental B Minor Mass. Don’t miss your chance to learn more about the piece and hear it in its entirety. 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021 • 6:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church, Fort Collins


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2021 • 6:00 PM
Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village


Handel’s Messiah, HWV 56

Quite likely the most beloved choral work of all time, Handel’s Messiah, has been performed annually all over the world since its premiere in Dublin in 1742. After a year off in 2020 due to the pandemic, Colorado Bach Ensemble is thrilled to continue this festive Holiday tradition! We will present two performances this December, giving Colorado audiences an inspiring and exhilarating experience of this magnificent work! Joining the professional chorus/orchestra are some of the country’s premier Baroque soloists from right here in Colorado! This is one you won’t want to miss!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2021 • 4:00 PM
Griffin Concert Hall, UCA, Fort Collins

**Please note that due to time constraints enforced by the venue, we will be presenting a shortened version in Fort Collins, featuring many of the most popular choruses and arias. If you would like to hear the entire “Messiah,” please attend our performance in Denver on Sunday.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2021 • 4:00 PM
Central Presbyterian Church, Denver

**We will be presenting the Complete Messiah at the Denver performance. 




Anticipated Spring 2022

Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis (I had much grief), BWV 21

JANUARY 29 & 30, 2022

St. John Passion, BWV 245

MARCH 25–27, 2022

In allen meinen Taten (In all that I am doing), BWV 97

APRIL 23 & 24, 2022

Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (Rejoice unto God in all lands), BWV 51 & Ascension Oratorio, BWV 11

MAY 14 & 15, 2022