Grace Lutheran Church and School


Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen, BWV 32

Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen, BWV 32

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

Group: Bach Vespers, Church

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Written for the First Sunday after Epiphany in 1726, part of his third annual cycle of cantatas, Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen is designated by Bach as a Concerto in Dialogo (dialogue cantata). Indeed, this cantata for soprano and bass with four-part concluding chorale is a dialogue between the Soul    (portrayed by the soprano soloist) and Jesus (the bass). The text is from a libretto created in 1711 by Darmstadt poet Georg Christian Lehms, who based his work on the gospel reading for the day, the Luke 2 account of Jesus in the Temple at the age of 12 with the elders. 

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

3:45 p.m. Bach Cantata Vespers
Catherine R. Rodland, St. Olaf College, guest organist
Paul Bouman: How I Love Your Temple, Lord Almighty
Yehiel Curry, ELCA Metropolitan Chicago Synod,  homilist
Maura Janton Cock, soprano
Douglas Anderson, baritone
Bach Cantata Vespers Chorus and Orchestra
Grace Cantor Michael D. Costello, conducting

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