Lima, OH (January 13, 2022) – The Lima Symphony Orchestra will kick of the new year with their popular “candlelight” concerts at historic area churches. This year, the orchestra presents “Bach by Candlelight” in Lima at Trinity United Methodist Church (301 W Market St, Lima, OH 45801) on Saturday, January 22 at 7:30 PM and in Celina at Immaculate Conception Church (229 W Anthony St, Celina, OH 45822) on Sunday, January 23 at 4 PM.

The Lima Symphony will honor the musical legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach and those of his sons, Johann Christian and Carl Philipp Emanuel. Set to candlelight, listeners can experience the Baroque masters as they might have been heard centuries ago while appreciating varied and significant examples of historic architecture in our region. This concert will feature two Lima Symphony players as soloists, Matthew Latawiec and Margaret Womack.


J.S. Bach/arr. Richard Tognetti – The Art of the Fugue I-IV BWV 1080

J.S. Bach – Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BMV 1007 – Prelude

                      Margaret Womack, Cello

J.C. Bach – Symphony Op. 6 No. 6 W. C12 in G Minor

C.P.E. Bach – Symphony H. 661 (W182/5) in B Minor

J.S. Bach – Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006.1 – I. Preludio

                      Matthew Latawiec, Violin

Heitor Villa-Lobos/arr. John Krance – Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5

J.S. Bach – Orchestral Suite No. 3, Mvt. 2 “Air on the G String”


  • General Admission – $20
  • Student Tickets: $10

This concert is underwritten by the following sponsors:

Omni Source

Rudolph Foods

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the symphony office at 419-222-5701. Program books are available digitally through the LSO website.

The Lima Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to preserving musical excellence as a living part of our community. Serving communities throughout West Central Ohio, the Lima Symphony annually presents five subscription concerts, a family concert, Mozart by Candlelight concerts and an annual New Year’s Eve Pops concert.

Matthew Latawiec

Matthew Latawiec has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Poland (St. John’s Archcathedral in Warsaw, Łańcut International Summer Festival), Spain, South Korea, and the Vatican City (for Saint John Paul II). Latawiec will soon complete his violin doctoral degree at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Throughout his violin studies, Latawiec has studied with violinists such as Piotr Milewski, Kurt Sassmanshaus, Stefan Milenkovich, Giora Schmidt, Sherban Lupu, Robert Szreder, and Georg Michel.

Margaret Womack

Margaret Womack is an avid cello teacher and performer throughout the Midwest and East Coast. She earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Cello Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where she studied in the studio of internationally renowned Steven Doane and Rosemary Elliot. She has spent summers at the Heifetz International Music Institute and the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and has participated in master classes given by Ralph Kirshbaum, Uri Vardi, the Jasper Quartet, David Ying, and Yehuda Hanani.

Womack maintains a large teaching studio in the Columbus area with students of all ages and backgrounds. Her students continually place competitively in regional and state competitions, are actively in involved in chamber music and orchestral opportunities and have spent summers at Interlochen Center of the Arts and more.

Womack currently serves as co-principal cellist of the Lima Symphony and performs as a substitute cellist with the Akron Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, Mansfield Symphony, and Toledo Symphony.

Immaculate Conception Church

Immaculate Conception parish was founded in 1864, with the first cornerstone being laid later that year. The building was completed in 1865. The church is constructed in the shape of a Greek cross. In 1903 as the parish continued to grow, so too did the church, at which time a Romanesque Revival structed was erected with a large bronze dome and large rose window. The church has long been considered one of the finest church buildings in northwest Ohio. The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979

Trinity United Methodist Church

The TUMC parish was founded in 1829. Throughout the 19th and early 20th century TUMC has various locations throughout downtown Lima and moved to its current location at the corner of Market and West Streets in 1909. The current building, completed in 1912, was built in a Tudor Gothic style. Over the decades the church has been remodeled several times to accommodate the growing congregation and addition of services, most recently restoring the prominent stained-glass windows in 2016.