Singing is the purest of the musical arts, requiring only the human voice and a library full of potential fans to put on a memorable performance. Don’t even think about shushing this GrouponLive deal to see “J.S. Bach & Sons, Inc.”, presented by Masterworks Chorale at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge on Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get two tickets for front orchestra, side mezzanine, or rear-center balcony seating (a $60 value, including all fees).
- For $42, you get two tickets for center orchestra, center mezzanine, or front-center balcony seating (an $84 value, including all fees).
Boasting a history stretching back more than seven decades, the Masterworks Chorale continues to thrill audiences with song standards dug up from a classical repertoire. Music director and maestro Steven Karidoyanes blends his chorus and instrumental ensemble with the young voices of the Treble Chorus of New England to present an evening with the masterfully musical Bach family, featuring works by the illustrious J.S. Bach and. The show opens with motets by family scions C.P.E. and J.C.F. Bach, showcasing their own bountiful talents. Next, a trio of choral pieces by family patriarch Johann Sebastian—including his famous funeral motet, Jesu, meine Freude—demonstrates his fluent mastery of counterpoint, musical structure, and German.
Modeled on Sir Christopher Wren’s Sheldonian Theatre at Oxford, Harvard’s elegant Sanders Theatre nestles audiences in a 180-degree seating plan that leaves everyone close enough to the stage to toss up love notes folded into paper planes. The space’s beautiful, wooden construction aids acoustics, enriching sounds with easy resonance. Before the concert, guests can take advantage of dining discounts in the neighborhood, as well as access to the Broadway Garage for complimentary parking.