Bach Vespers for Lent: March 4

Bach Vespers at St. Thomas
Sunday, March 4 5:30pm
Prelude: Concerto for Violin in d minor (3rd mvmt)
Cantata: Mein Herz schwimmt in Blut, BWV 199
Alisa Jordheim, soprano
Gerry Itzkoff, violin
The Cincinnati Bach Ensemble
Carlton Monroe, conductor

The Bach Vespers at St. Thomas, a unique worship experience combining Evening Prayer with the cantatas of J. S. Bach, will feature soprano Alisa Jordheim in a performance of the heart-wrenching and, ultimately, uplifting cantata “My Heart swims in Blood.” Fitting with the season of Lent, the cantata starts with the unspeakable grief of a sinner, and ends with the recognition of redemption. As a prelude, the Cincinnati Bach Ensemble with soloist Gerry Itzkoff will perform part of a violin concerto reconstructed from an earlier harpsichord concert.