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Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen, BWV 146

Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal  in das Reich Gottes eingehen, BWV 146

Sunday, April 26, 2020, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Group: Bach Vespers, Church

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With its initial focus on sorrow, the text of this cantata might lead us to believe that it was written for a penitential season rather than the Fourth Sunday of Easter. But sadness turns to joy at the end, in anticipation of the joys of heaven. Composed in 1726 or 1727 the cantata opens with a sinfonia and chorus based on the first two movements of a lost concerto for violin solo, strings, and continuo. It also uses material from Bach’s Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor (BWV 1052) which is now assigned to obbligato organ.

Prelude: Kenneth Miller, Atlanta, Georgia, organist
Motet: H. W. Zimmermann, Wahrlich, ich sage euch (from Rogate)
Homilist: L. George Detweiler, Norristown, Pennsylvania

Bach Cantata Vespers Chorus and Orchestra
Grace Cantor Michael D. Costello, conducting

Susan Nelson, soprano
Sarah Ponder, mezzo-soprano
Ryan Townsend Strand, tenor
Douglas Anderson, baritone

Cantata Preview Lecture: Mark Peters, Trinity Christian College,  Palos Heights, Illinois

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