Bach: Cantata 93, Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten
Vivaldi: Oboe Concerto in A minor, RV 461
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
100 Miami Avenue
Terrace Park, Ohio
During Bach’s tenure in Leipzig, he wrote no cantatas for the season of Lent, as “concerted” music (music with instruments) was prohibited. The Bach Ensemble uses this time of year to present some of Bach’s cantatas from other times of the year but that still resonate with Lenten themes. The next Bach Vespers services will feature Cantata No. 93, Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten (“All those who follow God’s guidance”), a cantata which examines that challenge and wonder of our Lenten journey. The prelude to the service will feature Vivaldi’s Oboe Concerto in A minor, RV 461, performed by Cincinnati Symphony Principal Oboe Dwight Parry. Douglas Easterling will offer a pre-Vespers lecture at 4:30 p.m.
The Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas is joined by the St. Thomas Parish Choir and the St. Thomas Choristers with a Bach Vespers for Pentecost. The featured cantata is Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott, BWV 139.
LISTEN IN! BACH TO BASICS
Presenter |Matthew Swanson
Speaker |Prof. Douglas Easterling Monday May 1st at 7:30pm
At St. Thomas Episcopal Church
100 Miami Avenue
Terrace Park, OH 45174
Learn about why J.S. Bach composed hisB Minor Mass and why it is important to music history. Enjoy live musical examples performed by chamber musicians and mix and minglewith musicians at a post-talk reception. Click on the flyer to learn more!
“Wo gehest du hin?” BWV 166 – J. S. Bach
Oboe Concerto in D Minor – Alessandro Marcello
The Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas
Dwight Parry, Oboe
Carlton Monroe, Conductor
Join the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas and vocal soloists under Dr. Carlton Monroe for another evening exploring the incredible cantatas of J. S. Bach. This month we present the cantata “Wo gehest du hin?” BWV 166. This piece begins by posing the question, “Where are you heading?” and proceeds to answer it in a stirring and powerful musical setting. During the prelude to the service, we’ll also hear CSO principal Oboist, Dwight Parry, performing Alessandro Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in D Minor.
Be sure to come early and hear more information about the piece at our Pre-Vespers Lectures at 4:30pm before each Vespers service, led by Xavier University’s Prof. Douglas Easterling.
Join us on Palm Sunday for an All-Parish Breakfast in the Parish Hall. This is an opportunity to come together in fellowship as we prepare for the most solemn week of the church year. Come hungry, we want to see all are fed!
We invite you to join the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas and vocal soloists under Dr. Carlton Monroe for another evening exploring worship through lens of the incredible music of J. S. Bach. This month we present Cantata 131, Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir (“Out of the depths, I cry unto thee, Lord”). Written early in Bach’s musical career, Cantata 131 is a deeply reflective and emotional piece that is the perfect focus for a Holy Lenten season. Be sure to come early and hear more information about the piece at our Pre-Vespers Lectures at 4:30pm before each Vespers service, led by Xavier University’s Prof. Douglas Easterling.
“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Join us as we usher in a prayerful and meaningful lent. Imposition of Ashes will be available at both services – a powerful symbol of the season that is to come.
12pm: Solemn Spoken Eucharist, Rite I
7pm: Solemn Choral Eucharist, Rite I
Please note that the 7pm service will take place by candlelight due to power outages!