Bach Cantata Vespers 2018-19 Season

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Bach Cantata Vespers 2018-19 Season

Bach Cantatas Vespers 2018–19

48th 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 30
Es erhub sich ein Streit, BWV 19
There arose a great strife
Prelude: Bach’s Concerto for Flute, Violin, and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044
Cynthia Fudala, flute
Betty Lewis, violin
Andrew Rosenblum, harpsichord
Homilist: Stephen P. Bouman, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Chicago
Preview Lecture: Carl F. Schalk, Concordia University Chicago

Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211   
Be quiet, don’t chatter (Coffee Cantata)
Presented during a post-vespers reception in Grace’s Fellowship Hall


October 28
Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild, BWV 79
God the Lord is sun and shield
Prelude: Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068
Homilist: Nancy M. Raabe, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Marshall, Wis.
Preview Lecture: Mark P. Bangert, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago


November 18
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62
Now come, Savior of the nations
Organ prelude: Scott M. Hyslop, St. Lorenz Lutheran Church and School, Frankenmuth, Mich.
Homilist: David W. Wegner, Grace Lutheran Church and School, River Forest, Ill.
Preview Lecture: Mark Peters, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Ill.


January 6 (10:00 a.m.)
Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, BWV 65
They will all come forth out of Sheba
Presented as part of Grace's Sunday morning service of Holy Communion at 10:00 a.m.
Organ prelude: Bach's Prelude and Fugue in C Major (9/8), BWV 547
Homilist: David R. Lyle, Grace Lutheran Church and School, River Forest, Ill.

All are invited to brunch in Fellowship Hall at Grace following the service. Please RSVP here.


January 27
Alles nur nach Gottes Willen, BWV 72
All things according to God’s will
Organ prelude: Steven Wente, Concordia University Chicago
Homilist: Frederick Niedner, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind.
Kapelle of Concordia University Chicago, guest choir
Charles P. Brown, conducting
Preview Lecture: Mark Peters, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Ill.


February 24
Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, BWV 22
Jesus gathered the twelve to himself
Prelude: Kontras Quartet (Grace string quartet-in-residence)
Homilist: M. Daniel Carroll R. (Rodas), Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.
Preview Lecture: Mark P. Bangert, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago


March 24

Aus der Tiefe rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131
Out of the depths I call, Lord, to you
Prelude: Brescianello's Trio Sonata for Oboe, Violin, and Continuo in C minor; and Bach's Canonic Trio in F Major, BWV 1040
Musicians from the Haymarket Opera Company, Chicago, Ill.
Homilist: Elizabeth Palmer, The Christian Century, Chicago
Preview Lecture: Mark Peters, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Ill.


April 28
Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4
Christ lay in death’s bonds
Organ prelude: Daniel Schwandt, South Bend, Ind.
Homilist: Laura Voelkert Weant, Bethany Lutheran Church, Boone, N.C.
Preview Lecture: Carl F. Schalk, Concordia University Chicago


May 19
Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen, BWV 66
Rejoice, you hearts
Prelude: Telemann's Concerto for 3 Trumpets, 2 Oboes, and Timpani in D Major, TWV 54:D3; and Richard Hillert's Prelude to Evening Prayer
Homilist: Lois E. Malcom, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn.
Preview Lecture: Mark P. Bangert, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

 

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