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Was mein Gott will, das g’scheh allzeit, BWV 111

Was mein Gott will, das g’scheh allzeit, BWV 111

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

Group: Bach Vespers, Church

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Composed for the Third Sunday after Epiphany in 1725, this cantata was given its premiere on January 21, 1725 as part of Bach’s chorale cantata cycle, written during his second full year in Leipzig. The chorale text was written by Albert, the Duke of Prussia, and it deals specifically with the topic of God’s will. 

Prelude: Kontras Quartet: Eleanor Bartsch, François Henkins, Ben Weber, and Jean Hatmaker (Grace’s string quartet-in-residence)
Motet: J. Crüger, Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ and Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christfrom Geistliche Kirchen-Melodien (1649)
Homilist: Amy L. Peeler, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois

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

Susan Nelson, soprano
Amanda Koopman, mezzo-soprano
Ryan Townsend Strand, tenor
Douglas Anderson, baritone

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

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