Grace Lutheran Church and School


Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält, BWV 178

Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält, BWV 178

Sunday, May 17, 2020, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Group: Bach Vespers, Church

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This chorale cantata was written for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity in 1724 as a part of the second annual cycle of Bach’s cantatas in Leipzig. It was first performed on July 30, 1724. Members of Grace’s Choir will travel to perform it in Leipzig on Sunday, June 14, 2020, as part of a worship service during the Leipzig Bachfest. Join us at Grace for the final service of the 49th year of Bach Cantata Vespers at Grace.

Prelude: Vivaldi, Concerto for 4 violins in B minor, RV 580; and Hillert, Prelude to Evening Prayer
Motet: H. Schütz, Ich hasse die Flattergeister (from Der Schwanengesang), SWV 489
Homilist: Jill Peláez Baumgaertner, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois

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

Sarah Ponder, mezzo-soprano
Klaus Georg, tenor
Douglas Anderson, baritone

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

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