September 29

Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, BWV 130
Lord God, we all praise you

Bach composed this festive cantata for the Feast of St. Michael during his second year in Leipzig. Based on a chorale text by Paul Eber, the cantata praises God for the creation of angels in a festive setting of the tune best known as “Praise God, from whom all blessings flow.” The orchestra includes strings, three oboes, three trumpets, and timpani. It is a fitting, festive start to a new season of Bach Cantata Vespers.

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

3:45 p.m. Orchestral Prelude
James MacMillan: Seraph for trumpet and strings
Terry Everson, Boston University, trumpeter
Hillert: Prelude to Evening Prayer

4:00 p.m. Bach Cantata Vespers
Peter W. Marty, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa, homilist

Also in the service:
Heinrich Schütz: Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr, SWV 387

Bach Cantata Vespers Chorus and Orchestra
Grace Cantor Michael D. Costello, conducting

Carolyne DalMonte, soprano
Amanda Koopman, mezzo-soprano
Ryan Townsend Strand, tenor
Douglas Anderson, baritone

5:30 p.m. Post-Service Reception
Celebrating the beginning of our 54th Season

6:00 p.m. Dinner Celebration for Pastor F. Dean Lueking – Tickets here
Grace’s Pastor Emeritus, F. Dean Lueking, celebrates the 70th Anniversary of his ordination.
A dinner in honor of Pastor Lueking and his ministry will take place in Grace’s Fellowship Hall following the Bach Cantata Vespers and reception.

Tickets are required and may be purchased here until September 15 or by calling Grace at 708-366-6900.
Ticket cost is $50 per person or a table of ten may be reserved for $450.

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