Grace Lutheran Church and School


Ich habe genug, BWV 82

Ich habe genug, BWV 82

Sunday, January 31, 2021, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Group: Bach Vespers, Church

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This cantata for solo bass was composed in Leipzig for Mariae Reinigung (the Purification of Mary) in 1727. Churches now call the February 2 festival the Presentation of Our Lord,  commemorating the ritual presentation of Jesus in the temple in Jerusalem 40 days after his birth. The text is inspired by the words of Simeon’s Nunc Dimittis: “Lord, now you let your servant depart in peace” and treats the idea of the departure of Simeon and the birth of Jesus as all part of the same Godly plan. 

3:00 p.m. Cantata Preview Lecture
Mark Peters, Trinity Chistian College, Palos Heights

3:45 p.m. Bach Cantata Vespers
Kontras Quartet: Eleanor Bartsch, François Henkins, Ben Weber, and Jean Hatmaker
Paul D. Weber: Now, Lord, You Let Your Servant (Nunc Dimittis)
Michael D. Costello, Grace Lutheran Church  and School, River Forest, Illinois, homilist 
Douglas Anderson, baritone
Bach Cantata Vespers Orchestra
Grace Cantor Michael D. Costello,  conducting

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