race Lutheran Church is pleased to announce its 41st season of Bach Cantata Vespers. For the 2011-2012 season, each service will be held in the Grace Lutheran Church sanctuary at 4 p.m. with the prelude beginning at 3:45 p.m. Read more about our 41st season below and join us as we worship.

September 25
Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele (BWV 69) Praise the Lord, my soul
Kelly K. Faulstich, Grace Lutheran Church and School, River Forest, homilist
Bach, Orchestral Suite No. 4 (BWV 1069)

Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (BWV 211) Coffee Cantata
Performed at a reception following vespers.

October 23
Wachet! Betet! Betet! Wachet (BWV 70) Watch! Pray! Pray! Watch!
Patrick R. Keifert, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, homilist
Daniel E. Schwandt, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, organist

November 20
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (BWV 62) Savior of the nations, come
Daniel M. Bell, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, SC, homilist
Michael D. Costello, Grace Lutheran Church and School, River Forest, organist
Kapelle, Concordia University Chicago, Charles P. Brown, director

December 25
Christen, ätzet diesen Tag (BWV 63) Christians, engrave this day
Performed during Grace's Festival Eucharist at 10:00 a.m.

January 8

Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen (BWV 248.3)
Ruler of heaven, give ear to our stammer (from the Christmas Oratorio)
Bach for the Sem concert, 4:00 p.m.,
benefiting the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (tickets available at the door)
Mark P. Bangert, director 

January 29
Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht (BWV 124) My Jesus I will not leave
Frank C. Senn, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Evanston, homilist
Vaughan Williams, Concerto for Oboe and Strings in A minor

February 26
Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht! (BWV 52) False world, I do not trust you!
Philip G. Ryken, Wheaton College, homilist
Steven Wente, Concordia University, Chicago, organist

March 25
Messe in h-Moll (BWV 232) Mass in B minor
Performed in a 4:00 p.m. concert, free and open to the public
Concert Choir, Wheaton College; Paul Wiens, director

April 22
Kommt, eilet und laufet (BWV 249) Come, hasten and run (Easter Oratorio)
Timothy H. Douma, Loop Church, Chicago, homilist
Locklair, Phoenix Fanfare and Processional;
Vivaldi, Concerto for 2 Flutes, Strings, and Continuo

May 20
Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein (BWV 128) On Christ's ascension into heaven alone
F. Dean Lueking, Grace Lutheran Church and School, River Forest, homilist
Graupner, Symphony for 2 Horns, Timpani, and Strings
Bulletin will be posted just prior to the service.

Invite others to our Cantata series. Call, email or write us here at Grace and we'll mail a season poster and brochure to you to display at your workplace, church or school.

You may also download the poster and brochure for the coming season here.

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> Archive of our 2009-2010 Season