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
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.


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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