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Early Music Concerts 2011-2012: (US) Bach Society Houston Concert: "Bach Vespers" (6 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 01, 2012

Location: Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar, Houston TX, US

“The Bach Society presents Bach Vespers this Sunday, the final event of its 30th Anniverary Season, featuring the Bach Choir and Mercury Baroque under the direction of Artistic Director Albert LeDoux. The centerpiece of the program is the cantata O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV 20. This opening work of Bach's first complete annual cycle of cantatas for Leipzig is particularly colorful and dramatic. Also on the program are motets by Johann Ludwig Krebs, one of Bach's students, and Thomas Stoltzer. The season ends as it began, with the Geistliche Chormusik of Heinrich Schütz, whose sublime motet So fahr ich hin zu Jesus Christ is the perfect response to Bach's fiery cantata. Soloists are Rebecca Henderson, alto; Patrick Perez, tenor; and Carlton Ford, bass. The guest organist is Hyun Jyung Seoh.   …
    

The Concert will be preceded by an introductory lecture at 5:15 p.m. in the parish hall of Christ the King Lutheran Church as part of the Illuminations series. Visitors may reserve a seat in the nave for the concert by visiting the hospitality table in the narthex before the start of the presentation. There is no admission charge for either event; a free-will offering will be accepted.

Limited free parking is available on the lot west of Christ the King Church. Ample parking is available for $1.00 (credit card only) across the street at Rice University's stadium parking lot on the southeast corner of Rice & Greenbriar”

Visit the Bach Society Houston website for more information.