Eighteenth century composer Johann Sebastian Bach will be brought back to life Saturday at Cal Poly.

The legendary German composer’s revival will come courtesy of Cal Poly’s Early Music Ensemble at 8 p.m. in the Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center Pavilion.

Cal Poly music professor Thomas Davies will conduct the group of singers consisting of sopranos Stephanie Davies, Chloe Gill, Laura Zapata; altos Carolyn Jorstad, Corrie Stallings; tenors Ramon Echevarria, Patrick Little and Andrew Olson. Lindsey Burrell, Richard Carrick and Spud Scroeder comprise the basses. In addition, a small instrument ensemble for the performance will accompany the group.

The Early Music Ensemble, which performs once per quarter, focuses on music from centuries past.

The group’s focus for the winter quarter is Bach’s”Hunting Cantata.” The composition is thought to have been written in 1713, marking the birthday of Duke Christian of Saxony-Weissenfels.

Davies, who is a Bach enthusiast, described”Hunting” as one of Bach’s”most famous” cantatas.

Jorstad credited Davies’ expertise in helping the group overcome the difficulty with the Cantata. She also welcomes the chance to perform in the PAC.”It will be nice because of the acoustics, you don’t have to force your voice,” Jorstad said.

Tickets are on sale at the Performing Arts Ticket Office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $8 for students and seniors. To order by phone, call SLO-ARTS (805-756-2787).

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