Begin with Bach
The lowdown -- New Year's Day is a perfect time to hear the life-enriching music of Johann Sebastian Bach. His Cantata No. 186 - Argre dich, o Seele, nicht ("Trouble not thyself, O my Soul") - is the featured work on Sunday's Bach Concert Series presentation at First English Lutheran Church. The remarkable series, founded and conducted by T. Herbert Dimmock, offers a free performance of music by Bach with chorus, soloists and orchestra on the first Sunday of the month. This program will also include Lux Aeterna by the late American composer Edwin Fissinger, performed in memory of Lorenzo Handy, a popular minister and arts writer of the Baltimore Times who was the victim of a homicide earlier this month. Also participating in the concert is cantor Hazzan Emanuel Perlman.