Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106

Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106

Sunday, November 01, 2020, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Group: Bach Vespers, Church


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Written in Mühlhausen when Bach was only 22 years old, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit is one of his greatest masterpieces. Also known as Actus tragicus, the cantata was composed for a funeral service, likely the funeral of a mayor of Mühlhausen in September 1708. It will be performed one voice per part, accompanied by an orchestra made up of Baroque instruments. There is perhaps no better cantata to mark All Saints Day on November 1. 

3:00 p.m. Cantata Preview Lecture
Mark P. Bangert, Lutheran School of Theology at  Chicago
Available on the Bach Cantata Vespers YouTube page: 

3:45 p.m. Bach Cantata Vespers
Live streamed on the Bach Cantata Vespers YouTube page:
Bulletin to the service available HERE.

Timothy Spelbring, organ
J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 550
Craig Trompeter and Anna Steinhoff, Violas da gamba
Michael D. Costello, harpsichord
Marin Marais: Prelude and Chaconne from Suite in G Major (from Pieces de violes, Book 1)

L. George Detweiler, Norristown, Pennsylvania,  homilist 

Kirsten Hedegaard, soprano
Amy Anderson de Jong, mezzo soprano
Ryan Townsend Strand, tenor
Douglas Anderson, baritone
Bach Cantata Vespers Orchestra
Grace Cantor Michael D. Costello, conducting

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