Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bach Around the Clock celebrates 15 years

Photo credit: Amanda McCoy, Times-Picayune
Trinity Episcopal Church, built in 1853 in what was then the American Sector of New Orleans, continues as a vibrant religious and cultural center with Sunday afternoon concerts from big bands to piano duets.

Last weekend marked the 15th anniversary of the congregation's Bach Around the Clock marathon. Musicians and artists of all stripes performed in the sanctuary for 29 consecutive hours.

In a local public radio interview, artistic director Albinas Pritzgintas called Bach's music "pure love of life." Entertainment was not restricted to the great 17th century composer, Johann Sebastian Bach, but ranged from classical to jazz, bluegrass to folk by more than 300 artists. In addition to music, there was dance, yoga, martial arts, poetry and other art forms.

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