Sunday, September 27, 2020, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
This well-known cantata for soprano, trumpet, strings, and continuo was performed in Leipzig on the 15th Sunday after Trinity in September 1730. Bach wrote on the title page of the score that the work could also be performed et in ogni tempo (and at any time). Thus it may have been composed for an earlier performance, perhaps at the court of Christian, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels, for whom Bach had written two previous birthday cantatas. Regardless, the cantata requires virtuosic skill from both the soprano and the trumpeter.
Cantata Preview Lecture
Mark Peters, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights
Available on YouTube HERE.
3:45 p.m. Bach Cantata Vespers
Livestreamed on the Bach Cantata Vespers YouTube Channel HERE.
Follow along in the bulletin HERE.
Grace Cantor Michael D. Costello, organ
J. S. Bach: Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542
J. G. Walther: Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren
F. Dean Lueking, Grace Lutheran Church and School, River Forest, Illinois, homilist
Susan Nelson, soprano
Greg Fudala, trumpet
Bach Cantata Vespers Orchestra
Grace Cantor Michael D. Costello, conducting
Watch a short video by soloist Susan Nelson about the cantata HERE.