Bach Cantata Vespers

Luther Memorial Church and the Luther Memorial Concert Series will present three Bach Cantata Vesper services during the 2014-2015 season.  Each program will feature a Bach cantata with choir, soloists and orchestra.  The service of Evening Prayer (Vespers) will include psalmody and a featured hymn. Additional instrumental works by Bach will be presented during the Prelude and Voluntary. A time of fellowship with refreshments will be offered at the conclusion of the service.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 4:00 PM - Reformation  (Program)

Erie Times-News Oct. 23 Showcase Article

Cantata No. 79 - Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild
              (God the Lord is Sun and Shield) 

Hymns: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God; Now Thank We All Our God

Prelude: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major (BWV 1066) - J.S. Bach

Voluntary: Chorale Prelude on "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" - J.S. Bach

Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, October 25: 9:00 AM - noon 

Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 4:00 PM - Sunday before Lent (Program)

Erie Times-News Feb. 12 Showcase Article 

Cantata No. 127 - Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott
              (Lord Jesus Christ, True Man and God)

Hymns: Though I Speak With Angel Tongues; Jesus, I Will Ponder Now 

Anthem: Ubi Caritas - Thomas Pavlechko

Prelude: Concerto in D Major for Trumpet & Strings - Georg Telemann
Jay Villelia, trumpet 

Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, February 14: 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 7:00 PM - Ascension (Program)

Erie Times-News May 14 Showcase Article

Cantata No. 128 - Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein
              (On Christ's Ascent to Heaven Alone)
Thou Art the King of Glory - G.F. Handel
(From Dettingen Te Deum)

Hymns: Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor; A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing

Prelude: Violin Concerto in E Major (BWV 1042) - J.S. Bach
Joseph Kneer, violin

Voluntary: Sonata in A Major for Two Flutes - G.P. Telemann
LeAnne Wistrom & Sarah Steranka, flutes 

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