Grace Lutheran Church and School


O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe, BWV 34

O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe, BWV 34

Sunday, May 23, 2021, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Group: Bach Vespers, Church

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Bach wrote this cantata for the Day of Pentecost, perhaps in 1727, perhaps later. Scored for a full complement of three  trumpets, timpani, two oboes, two flutes, strings, continuo, choir, and soloists, this cantata’s opening and closing choruses are thrilling, yet the inner movements, particularly the alto aria, are more contemplative. This cantata makes for a rousing, celebratory finish to our 50th year of Bach Cantata Vespers at Grace. 

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

3:45 p.m. Bach Cantata Vespers
W. A. Mozart: Sonata in F Major, KV 244
G. F. Händel: Organ Concerto in B-flat Major, Op. 4, No. 2
Paul Bouman: Peace I Leave with You
David R. Lyle, Grace Lutheran Church and School,  River Forest, Illinois, homilist
Sarah Ponder, mezzo soprano
Ryan Townsend Strand, tenor
Douglas Anderson, baritone
Bach Cantata Vespers Chorus and Orchestra
Grace Cantor Michael D. Costello, conducting

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