Grace Lutheran Church and School


Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest, BWV 194

Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest, BWV 194

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Group: Bach Vespers, Church

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Bach wrote this cantata for the dedication of a new Hildebrandt organ at the church in the small village of Störmthal. The first performance on November 2, 1723, included not only members of his own choir, the Leipzig Thomanerchor, but also his wife, Anna Magdalena Bach, as the soprano soloist. The cantata was performed again on June 4, 1724, for Trinity Sunday.

Prelude: Bruce Bengtson, Madison, Wisconsin, organist
Motet: C. Monteverdi, Cantate Domino, SV 293
Homilist: Erin Bouman, Irving Park Lutheran Church,  Chicago

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

Susan Nelson, soprano
Patrick Muehleise, tenor
Ryan Cox, baritone

Cantata Preview Lecture: Mark P. Bangert, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

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