Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 180

Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 180

Sunday, March 28, 2021, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Group: Bach Vespers, Church

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Although Bach wrote this cantata for the Twentieth Sunday after Trinity in October 1724, we sing this festive cantata on Palm Sunday because of its proximity to Maundy Thursday, the day on which the church recalls the Institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele is based upon the beloved Lutheran chorale by the same name, which   corresponds with the gospel reading from Matthew, the Parable of the Marriage Feast. Lutherans have often connected this parable to the celebration of the Eucharist.
3:00 p.m. Cantata Preview Lecture
Mark P. Bangert, Lutheran School of Theology at  Chicago

3:45 p.m. Bach Cantata Vespers
J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049
Costello: On This Mountain 
E. Louise Williams, Valparaiso, Indiana, homilist
Maura Janton Cock, soprano 
Karen Brunssen, mezzo soprano
Hoss Brock, tenor
Douglas Anderson, baritone
Bach Cantata Vespers Chorus and Orchestra
Grace Cantor Michael D. Costello, conducting

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