September 24

Bringet dem Herrn Ehre seines Namens, BWV 148
Bring to the Lord the honor due his name

The joyful opening chorus of the cantata invites worshipers “to praise God in the beauty of holiness,” a brilliant beginning to our 53rd season of Bach Cantata Vespers. The arias that follow describe the joy of Sabbath worship and the peace that comes from God dwelling in our hearts. The cantata, composed for the 17th Sunday after Trinity, was first performed on September 19 in 1723, or perhaps a few years later—just one of several questions associated with a score that comes down to us through a copy made after Bach’s death. It is glorious music—we hope you’ll join us. A reception follows the service.

Bulletin for the Service HERE

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

3:45 p.m. Orchestral/Organ Prelude
Francis Poulenc: Organ Concerto in G minor
Nicole Keller, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, organist

4:00 p.m. Bach Cantata Vespers
Stephen Bouman, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Park Ridge, Illinois, homilist
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Wie der Hirsh schreit (first chorus)

Bach Cantata Vespers Chorus and Orchestra
Grace Cantor Michael D. Costello, conducting
Sarah Ponder, mezzo soprano
Ace Gangoso, tenor

5:30 p.m. Post-Service Reception
Celebrating the beginning of our 53rd Season

Livestream Here