February 25

Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin, BWV 144
Take what is yours and go away

Bach’s cantata for Septuagesima (the 3rd to last Sunday before Lent) on February 6, 1724, was BWV 144. It is a cantata based on the gospel reading from Matthew 20, the parable of   laborers in the vineyard. Bach uses a variety of forms in this cantata to elaborate on the simple theme of being content and entrusting our lives to God. There’s a fugue with a play on the words gehe hin (go your way), then a minuet that gracefully silences the underlying murmurs and complaints in the accompaniment. The cantata includes two familiar chorales about trusting that God’s will is indeed best.

Bulletin for service HERE

3:00 p.m. Cantata Preview Lecture
Mark Peters, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights

3:45 p.m. Orchestral Prelude
Florence Price: Andante Moderato for Strings
Vivian Fung: Pizzicato for String Orchestra
Richard Hillert: Prelude to Evening Prayer

4:00 p.m. Bach Cantata Vespers
Ole Schenk, United Lutheran Church, Oak Park, Illinois, homilist

Max Reger: Dein Wort, Herr, bleibet ewig

Bach Cantata Vespers Chorus and Orchestra
Grace Cantor Michael D. Costello, conducting
Carolyne DalMonte, soprano
Thomas Aláan, countertenor
Ryan Townsend Strand, tenor

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