I have been interested in Lexington’s music scene for 60 years, so I have observed the new musical organizations that have come to town. The most interesting is the Bach Choir, which was formed in 2007 by Richard Sowers. This is an excellent professional chorus, conducted by Marlon Hurst, which has performed regularly since its inception. The performances are usually with orchestra and draw large audiences. They do two major performances a year in Lexington, and since being designated the Kentucky Bach Choir a few years ago, they perform in other cities as well.
I have heard similar groups in Vienna, New York, Philadelphia and Louisville, and ours fares well by comparison.
Despite all this, I have never seen a Bach Choir concert review in the Herald-Leader. Does the staff know that such an ensemble gives a city a certain prestige?
Your paper has fine critics, and a choir of this caliber deserves to be followed by them.