Early Music Concerts 2015-2016

Early Music Concerts 2015-2016: (US) Baroque Band's Rivalry Series Continues with "Leipzig's Got Talent" (11-12, 16 March 2016)

Contributed by baroqueband on Feb 10, 2016

Bach, Telemann, and Graupner do battle for the post of cantor at St. Thomas Church, Leipzig. Who will win the post of Cantor at St. Thomas Church? You listen and decide! ...


Baroque Band's rivalry series continues this March with Leipzig's Got Talent. The concert will feature Cantata’s by Bach, Telemann and Graupner – the three musicians who auditioned to be the Cantor of Music at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. Bach was appointed the role (after Telemann and Graupner had both auditioned and turned the position down), but we are giving the audience the chance to listen to the pieces and decide who they think would have been best suited for the part! Would you have changed the course of music history?

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 21, Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis
J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 22, Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe
Telemann: Gott der Hoffnung erfülle euch 
Graupner: Aus der Tieffen ruffen wir

Friday, March 11 - Augustana Lutheran Church, Hyde Park
Saturday, March 12 - Music Institute of Chicago,  Evanston
Wednesday, March 16 - Symphony Center, Chicago

All concerts start at 7:30pm. 
Tickets: Regular $39 Senior $35 Student $17

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