race Lutheran Church is pleased to announce its 42nd season of Bach Cantata Vespers. For the 2012-2013 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 42nd season below and join us as we worship.

September 30
Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg (BWV 149)
They sing now of triumph with joy

William Trexler, Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hickory, NC, homilist
G. P. Telemann, Concerto for 3 Trumpets, 2 Oboes,
and Timpani in D Major (TWV 54:D3)
G. Gabrieli, Canzon Septimi toni a 8 (Ch. 171)

October 28
Nun danket alle Gott (BWV 192)
Now thank we all our God

Frederick A. Niedner, Valparaiso University, homilist
Michael D. Costello, Grace Lutheran Church and School, organist

November 18
Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen (BWV 56)
Gladly will I bear the cross

Douglas Anderson, baritone
Jennifer Powell McNutt, Wheaton College, homilist
J. S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major (BWV 1049)

January 27
Herr, wie du willt, so schicks mit mir (BWV 73)
Lord, as you will, so let it be done with me

Kurt K. Hendel, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, homilist
A. Corelli, Concerto Grosso in D Major (Op. 6, No. 7),
Sonata da chiesa in G Major (Op. 1, No. 9) 

February 24
Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben! (BWV 109)
I believe, dear Lord, help my unbelief!

Bruce K. Modahl, Grace Lutheran Church and School, homilist
Bach, Concerto for 3 Harpsichords in D minor (BWV 1063)
Dennis W. Zimmer, Laura Zimmer, and Michael D. Costello, harpsichords
Kapelle, Concordia University Chicago, Charles P. Brown, director
Chamber Orchestra, Concordia University Chicago, Maurice Boyer, director

March 24
Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244)
St. Matthew Passion

Performed in a 4:00 p.m. concert, free and open to the public

William Watson, tenor (Evangelist)
Keven Keys, baritone (Jesus)
Andrew Schultze, bass (Pilate, Peter, Judas)
Jennifer Rossetti, soprano
Karen Brunssen, mezzo-soprano
Derek Chester, tenor
Douglas Anderson, baritone

April 28
Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen (BWV 12)
Weeping, wailing, fretting, fearing

Gary A. Weant, Philadelphia Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dallas, NC, homilist
Steven Wente, Concordia University Chicago, organist
Laudate, Concordia University Chicago, Maurice Boyer, director

May 19
Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten (BWV 74)
Whoever loves me will keep my word

Ralph W. Klein, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, homilist
J. S. Bach, Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major (BWV 1066)

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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