For the second year, the Ship’s Company Chanteymen will lead us in a boisterous night of merriment and songs of yore! All will be invited to join in the chorus or even lead a chantey or two! It will be a great treat to see this jolly band of merrymakers who have been seen and heard up and down the east coast of the United States.
Admission and participation are free. There will be a variety of craft beers available for purchase at the cash bar!
During his lifetime, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was significant for his acknowledged mastery of keyboard instruments, particularly the organ. How he came to be regarded as the supreme composer of the 18th century was the result of political machinations much later, as German states working toward unification needed a cultural hero to rally around. The renaissance (and in some cases rediscovery) of Bach’s music in the 19th century inspired European composers to explore Bachian techniques and genres, and his influence has pervaded musical cultures ever since. UMW musicologist Brooks Kuykendall will explore this phenomenon, considering examples from the works of Mozart, Schumann, Liszt, Saint-Saens, Elgar, Milhaud, Poulenc, Shostakovich, Jimi Hendrix, Procol Harum, and others.