Virginia Tech presents "Back in the Bach's" as part of the University Chamber Music Series. The program will feature work by Bach, including Kleines Magnificat, BWV Anh. 21, Suite in B Minor, BWV 1067, Sonata in G Major, BWV 1027, and Concerto in C Major, BWV 1061. The performance will be held in Squires Recital Salon on the Virginia Tech campus at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5.

Performers will include: Nancy McDuffie, soprano; Mary Louise Hallauer, harpsichord; Akemi Takayama, violin; Linda Plaut, violin; Doris Lederer, viola; David Jacobsen, flute; James Bryant, harpsichord; Kent Holliday, harpsichord; Clyde Shaw, cello; and John Husser III, bass.

These musicians will be playing from BWV catalog of Bach's works. This catalog contains a number of compositions that were attributed to Bach on the basis of handwritings on the manuscripts, which appear to be by Bach himself or by people known to have worked as copyists for Bach.

Musicological research has since turned up evidence that some works may actually have been composed by other musicians of the day. The Kleines Magnificat falls into this category. Attributed to Bach in the 19th century, the piece is now thought to be by Melchior Hoffmann. However, this piece is back in Bach's catalog for this concert.

Admission is $8 for students/seniors and $12 for faculty/staff/general. Tickets will be sold at the door prior to the performances and in advance by calling (540) 231-5615 as well as online at http://www.tickets.vt.edu/. For more information call the School of the Arts Information Line at (540) 231-5200 or contact the School of the Arts at sotanews@vt.edu. For information on other School of the Arts events, visit the website at http://www.sota.vt.edu/.