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December 8, 2018, 2pm, at PianoForte (south), 2nd Floor
*****What, When, Where***** The 2018 Bach-themed holiday CAPG meetup is scheduled for December 8, 2018, from 2:00-5:00 pm at PianoForte recital hall. This is our annual theme music, celebratory, group photo-op extravaganza. In light of the number of people already signed up, please limit your piece(s) to Bach-only, and up to 8 minutes. Please dress for a group photo to grace our Meetup site, and consider bringing holiday-themed refreshments for whatever traditions you want to celebrate. We're posting the program in advance to show the "claimed" repertoire and try to minimize duplication. *****Who's Bringing What***** • Red wine: Abishek and Vicki • White wine: Courtney • Sparkling juice, cider, other no/low calorie beverage: Pellegrino water (Kathy) • Dessert(s) - 2 people: Brownies (Mabel), tbd (Barbara), cookies (Ron) • Fruit: • Other treats, cheese & crackers, hummos & veggies, chips & salsa, something original, etc.: Chips & dip (Chuck) • Paper products: The organizer *****Program in development***** Bach Meetup, 12/8/2018: Inventions #1, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14-Bruce; #2, 3, 4, 15-Cheryl; #5, 6, 7-Leeber Cohen; #9, 10-Al. Sinfonias #2-Tanja #15-Vicki #6-Bruce #2-Barbara WTC/WTK -Prelude and Fugue in C minor, WTC Book 1, No. 2 (BWV 847)-Ronald -Fugue in E-flat Major, WTC Book 1, No. 7 (BWV 852)-Christine -Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Major, WTC Book 1, No. 21 (BWV 866)-Heidi Other -Fantasia in C minor BWV 906-Al. -"Sheep May Safely Graze," transcription-Chuck -Italian Concerto, 1st movement-Courtney; 2nd Movement-Heidi; 3rd Movement-Chuck -Bach-Busoni, Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659-Susan -Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827, IV. Sarabande; VII. Gigue-Mabel -Partita No. 4 in D major, BWV 828, II. Allemande-Kathy -Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830, I. Toccata-Abishek -Siciliano (piano version, BWV 1031)-Vicki -"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" arranged by Mark Hayes-Tim (Will add all key signatures and BWV #s to the final program.)

Piano Forte

1335 S. Michigan Ave · Chicago, IL

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    What we're about

    CAPG was founded in 2010. The main goal is to provide opportunities for adult amateur pianists who are looking for experience performing classical piano in public. With the support of PianoForte, we are able to sustain this amazing group.

    We have the chance to experience various high quality pianos (such as a 9' Yamaha CFX or Fazioli 7' grand piano) located at PianoForte's performance space, 1335 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago.

    To be a member and to perform, you must be able to play comfortably at the level of Chopin Waltz or Bach Invention, i.e., intermediate/advanced. If you would like to play at our meetups, we request that you contact the organizer (click on the Organizer link on our home page) and let her know which meetup you will be attending and what you would like to play. Following that meetup, we can accept you as a full member and you will receive all of our announcements. Members not intending to play and non-members who just want to enjoy the concert can attend our meetups at any time.

    We can accommodate only 12-15 performers per meetup, at about 8 minutes per person; therefore, each spot is valuable. If you have RSVP'd to play, and are not able to come, please advise the organizers ASAP so they can add someone else to the program. Last minute cancellations will put you at a lower priority in the following meetups. We would like to have members who are eager to play, and who take this recital opportunity seriously.

    Looking forward to meeting you!

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