For the April meeting, AGO members and guests gathered at Christ Episcopal Church to hear a presentation by Carlton Monroe, DMA, concerning his use of Bach cantatas at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Terrace Park, Ohio. Musical examples were provided by musicians and singers from PLU, under the direction of Brian Galante and accompanied by Tacoma AGO chapter member Paul Tegels.
Dr. Monroe discussed how he chooses cantatas, based not only on the liturgical season, but also on the practicality of difficulty of solo and choir parts and availability of instruments. His document with suggestions of cantatas, difficulty, season, instrumentation and vocal requirements is attached below. You can navigate the pages by placing your mouse over the attachment and using the navigation bar that will appear at the bottom.20160425-AGO-Cantatas