Bach Cantata Vespers 2017-18 Season

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Bach Cantata Vespers 2017-18 Season

Bach Cantatas 2017–18

47th season

The instrumental prelude to the service begins at 3:45pm.
The cantata preview lecture starts at 3pm in the Seminar Room on Grace's lower level.

September 24
Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort, BWV 126
Uphold us, Lord, by your word
Prelude: Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048
Homilist: Lauren Dow Wegner, Grace Lutheran Church and School, River Forest
Preview lecture: Mark Peters, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights

October 29
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80
A mighty fortress is our God
Prelude: Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” Symphony, Op. 107
Prelude begins at 3:30 p.m.
Homilist: Mark A. Granquist, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn.

November 19
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140
Awake, the voice calls to us
Organ prelude: Michael D. Costello, Grace Lutheran Church and School, River Forest
Homilist: Amy Gillespie, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lombard, Ill.
Preview lecture: Mark Peters, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights

November 20, 7:30pm
Thomanerchor Leipzig in Concert
The St. Thomas Boys Choir of Leipzig, Germany
Music of Bach, Mendelssohn, Schütz, and Schein
Thomaskantor Gotthold Schwarz, conducting
Tickets ($12-45) at www.ticketor.com/grace, or call 708-366-6900

December 10
Meine Seel erhebt den Herren, BWV 10
My soul magnifies the Lord
Presented as part of Grace’s annual Advent/Christmas Concert

January 28
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227
Jesu, my joy
Organ prelude: Samuel R. Backman, University of Oklahoma and Church of the Assumption, Norman, Oklahoma
Homilist: Gordon R. Estenson, Rockford, Minn.
Preview lecture: Carl Schalk, Concordia University Chicago
Kapelle of Concordia University Chicago, guest choir
Charles P. Brown, conducting

February 25
Gott soll allein mein Herze haben, BWV 169
God alone shall have my heart
Organ prelude: Steven Wente, Concordia University Chicago
Homilist: Mark A. Noll, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.
Preview lecture: Mark P. Bangert, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

March 25
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1
How lovely shines the morning star
Organ prelude: Eric Budzynski, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
Homilist: Matthew J. Marohl, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn.
Preview lecture: Carl Schalk, Concordia University Chicago

April 29
Derr Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt, BWV 112
The Lord is my faithful shepherd
Prelude: Kontras Quartet (Grace string quartet-in-residence)
Homilist: Sarah J. Stumme, Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the ELCA
Preview lecture: Mark P. Bangert, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

May 20
Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68
For God so loved the world
Prelude: Joseph J. Raff, Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, Op. 127
Homilist: Bruce K. Modahl, Fernandina Beach, Fla.
Preview lecture: Mark P. Bangert, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

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