Saturday, October 23, 2010

Works by Bach, Schütz, and Graupner on tap for Bach Cantata Choir

This Sunday (October 24) at 2 pm, the Bach Cantata Choir will perform two Bach cantatas plus works by Heinrich Schütz and Christoph Graupner. The choir’s artistic director, Ralph Nelson, will conduct the concert, which will features soloists and chamber orchestra. The performance will be held at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church (1907 NE 45th Avenue). During intermission and after the concert a silent auction will also take place.

Featured works on the program are:

Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672): Cantate Domino, SWV 81
Christoph Graupner (1683-1760): Cantata: “Also hat Gott die Welt geliebet”
J.S. Bach (1685-1750): Cantata #78: “Jesu, der du meine Seele”
J.S. Bach: Cantata #192: “Nun danket alle Gott”

I will be singing in this performance as will fellow-NW Reverber Lorin Wilkerson.


BTW: Today at our dress rehearsal, Ralph Nelson asked the choir to sing the Graupner with a lighter voice, and said something like "the Graupner sounds too heavy!" One my tenor colleagues, Josh Kadish, whispered to me "He ain't, he's my Graupner."

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