Performed with baroque orchestra and double continuo (both harpsichord and organ)
Details on the continuo:
Harpsichord: a Flemish style harpsichord built by Richard Cox, reproduced after an original Flemish that still stands in the Smithsonian.
Organ: our own 1892 Hook & Hastings tracker pipe organ which remains untouched tonally since its installation in 1892.
This is a rare opportunity in our area to experience a Bach cantata as it was intended to be heard, as part of a worship service. Throughout his life Bach was interested in expanding the Cantata form until it became, in his hands, a sermon in music.
A small Baroque orchestra graces our chancel on six select Sundays during the 2016-2017 term. This ensemble features 8-15 very talented volunteers plus double continuo (harpsichord and organ).
Together with the choir of Saint Andrew's they are presenting six church cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach during the Sunday morning liturgy at 9:30 a.m.
In addition to these complete Bach Cantata offerings the Saint Andrew's Choir includes many Bach Cantata movements throughout the year in liturgy, for details see the Music List.
Johann Sebastian Bach at the console
A playful(!) Bach manuscript signature from 1733. Actually, look at this, he could be a modern marketer.
All dates for complete Bach Cantatas for the 2016-2017 term:
Sun, Oct 9, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Cantata No. 150, BWV 150
"Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich"
Sun, Dec 4, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Cantata No. 140, BWV 140
"Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"
Sun, Jan 8, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
Cantata No. 7, BWV 7
"Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam"
Sun, Mar 26, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
Cantata No. 67, BWV 67
"Halt im Gedächtnis Jesum Christ"
Sun, Apr 30, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
Cantata No. 4, BWV 4
"Christ lag in Todesbanden"
Cantata No. 72, BWV 72
"Alles nur nach Gottes Willen"
Mvt 1 as Introit
Sun, May 21, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
Cantata No. 11, BWV 11
"Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen"
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