Bach Vespers

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Bach Society Houston says
An exuberant Bach Vespers leads into a week of the music of Leipzig and its astounding musicians and composers.

The cantata is "The Hungry Shall Eat", BWV 75, and we're singing a Homilius motet on the same text. Keeping with that theme, we will take an offering as you leave for the Houston Food Bank.

Bach Vespers places the many kinds of church music Johann Sebastian knew in a liturgical context, forming a rich tapestry of chant, motets, hymns, and organ music, all centered around the church cantatas.

Pre-vespers talk 5:15pm by Gregory Barnett
A reception will follow vespers.

Bach Vespers is offered without charge. An offering will be taken to support the series.

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Program

J.S. Bach:
Die Elenden sollen essen, BWV 75
Prelude and Fugue in B Minor, BWV 544
Trio Sonata 4 in E Minor, BWV 528: I. Andante — vivace

Gottfried August Homilius:
Die Elenden sollen essen

Michael Praetorius:
Benedicamus domino à 6

Cesare de Zacharia:
Magnificat

Rick Erickson:
Psalm 141

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Bach Choir
Bach Orchestra
Rick Erickson, Director

Renée Rybolt, Soprano
Cody Bowers, Countertenor
Alexander Scheuermann, Tenor
Christopher Besch, Bass-Baritone

Kristin Olson, Oboe d'amore
Brian Shaw, Natural Trumpet
Jeffrey Cooper, Bach Scholar Guest Organist
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By: Bach Society Houston

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