6:00 pm — 7:30 pm
Knowles Memorial Chapel
1000 Holt Ave

Winter Park , FL 32789 United States
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Spiritual Spaces: Peace and Serenity

A new program for 2017.

Come and let the power of music wash over, around, and through you in the stunning Knowles Memorial Chapel. The Bach Festival Orchestra, with members of the Choir, will perform timeless music that encourages calmness and reflection, as we strive to elevate mind, body, and spirit. Experience the peace and serenity that only music can deliver.

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On the Program

“Sheep May Safely Graze” from Cantata, BWV 208 Johann Sebastian Bach
“Air” from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 Johann Sebastian Bach 
“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” from Cantata, BWV 147 Johann Sebastian Bach
“Clair de lune” from Suite bergamasque Claude Debussy
“Ubi caritas” from Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens, Op. 10  Maurice Duruflé
“Largo” from Symphony No. 9 in E Minor “From the New World,” Op. 95 Antonin Dvořák
Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 Gabriel Fauré  
Pavane, Op. 50 Gabriel Fauré
“Morning Mood” from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 Edvard Grieg
O Nata Lux Morten Lauridsen
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana Pietro Mascagni
Meditation from Thaïs Jules Massenet
A Leaf Paul McCartney
Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission Ennio Morricone
Gymnopédie No. 1 in D Major Erik Satie
Romance from The Gadfly Dmitri Shostakovich
Song for Athene John Tavener
Remembrances from Schindler’s List John Williams

This program is sponsored by The Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation and by GladdeningLight.



John V.Sinclair | Artistic Director and Conductor

john-smiling-portraitbw150x182John V. Sinclair, conductor
Dr. John V. Sinclair is celebrating his 25th season as Artistic Director and Conductor of the renowned Bach Festival Society of Winter Park. He serves as Chair of the Department of Music and is the John M. Tiedtke Professor of Music at Rollins College. He also conducts the Moravian Music Festivals and has conducted for The Berkshire Choral Festival.

Dr. Sinclair earned his undergraduate degree from William Jewell College and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. During the past twenty years, he has made over one thousand appearances as conductor, clinician, or lecturer throughout the U.S. and in many foreign countries.

Dr. Sinclair is also a conductor of the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT and has conducted recordings for Warner Brothers, Walt Disney Corporation, Moravian Music Foundation, and numerous Bach Festival events.

A master teacher, Dr. Sinclair has received many awards while at Rollins College, including the Hugh F. McKean Teaching Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Distinguished Service Award, and the Arthur Vining Davis Fellowship. For two consecutive years he was named “Outstanding Music Educator of the Year” by United Arts of Central Florida, and Florida International Magazine selected him as one of its “Power Players in the Arts.” In 2013, his Alma Mater, William Jewell College, honored him with a prestigious Citation for Achievement.

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February 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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About 90 minutes