race Lutheran Church is pleased to announce its 44th season of Bach Cantata Vespers. For the 2014-2015 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 44th season below and join us as we worship.

September 28, 2014
BWV 29: Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir
We thank you, God, we thank you

John P. Trump, St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Columbia, S.C., homilist
F. Poulenc: Concerto for Organ, Timpani, and Strings in G minor; Kenneth Miller, Atlanta, Ga., organist

October 26
BWV 80: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott
A mighty fortress is our God

Richard Lischer, Duke Divinity School, Durham, N.C., homilist
J. S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067; Cynthia Fudala, Forest Park, Ill., flutist

November 23
BWV 140: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
Awake, the voice calls to us

Ingrid Schalk, Peace Lutheran Church, Knoxville, Tenn., homilist
Thomas Schmidt, St. Peter’s Church, New York, N.Y., organist

December 14
BWV 147: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben
Heart and mouth and deed and life

Performed as part of Grace’s annual Advent/Christmas Concert, 4:00 p.m., free-will offering

January 25, 2015
BWV 171: Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm
God, as your name is, so also is your glory

Stephen P. Bouman, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Chicago, Ill., homilist
Michael D. Costello, Grace Lutheran Church and School, River Forest, Ill., organist
Kapelle, Concordia University Chicago, guest choir; Charles P. Brown, director

February 22
BWV 106: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit
God’s time is the very best time

Jill Peláez Baumgaertner, Wheaton College, homilist
G. P. Telemann: Concerto for Recorder and Viola da Gamba in A minor, TWV 52:A1

March 22
BWV 232: Messe in h-Moll Mass in B minor
Performed in a 4:00 p.m. concert, free-will offering

Bach Cantata Vespers Chorus and Orchestra, with Chicago Choral Artists
Michael D. Costello, director
Susan Nelson, soprano
Amanda Koopman, mezzo soprano
Karen Brunssen, mezzo soprano
Derek Chester, tenor
Douglas Anderson, baritone

April 26 BWV 31: Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret
The heavens laugh! The earth rejoices

Lorraine S. Brugh, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind., homilist
Steven Wente, Concordia University Chicago, organist


May 17 BWV 197: Gott ist unsre Zuversicht
God is our trust

Frederick A. Niedner, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind., homilist
G. P. Telemann: Concerto for 2 Oboes and Trumpet in D Major, TWV 53:D2
V. Persichetti: The Hollow Men, Op. 25; Terry Everson, Boston University, trumpeter

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.

> Archive of our 2015-2016 Season
> Archive of our 2014-2015 Season
> Archive of our 2013-2014 Season
> Archive of our 2012-2013 Season
> Archive of our 2011-2012 Season
> Archive of our 2010-2011 Season
> Archive of our 2009-2010 Season