Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, presents The American Kantorei’s Dennis Bergin, performing in an organ recital, and David Berger, performing a Bach solo cantata, Ich habe genug, as part of the Bach at the Sem 2005-06 concert series. The concert will take place on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at 3:00 p.m. in the Seminary’s Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. There is no admission charge and no tickets are issued.
Additional performances of Bach at the Sem scheduled for the 2005-2006 season include:
Sunday, February 5, 3:00 p.m.— In Wartburg Hall, the Arianna String Quartet (John McGrosso, Violin 1; David Gillham, Violin 2; Robert Meyer, Viola; Kurt Baldwin, Cello); Works of J. S. Bach
Sunday, February 19, 3:00 p.m.—Bach, Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins (Wanda Becker and Kaoru Wada, Violins); Motets from the early and middle Baroque periods
Sunday, April 2, 3:00 p.m.—The Passion of our Lord and Savior revered in great choruses by Schütz, Praetorius, Gumpelzheimer, Buxtehude, Bach and Handel
Sunday, April 9, 3:00 p.m.—In Wartburg Hall, the Arianna String Quartet; Franz Joseph Haydn, The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross; Robert Bergt, brief meditations on the Seven Words
Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 p.m.—Bach, Mass in B Minor—“Credo,” “Sanctus,” and “Agnus Dei”; Buxtehude and Schütz
The American Kantorei is a choral and orchestral ensemble dedicated to the performance of church music from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Neoclassical periods. The works of J. S. Bach form the core of its repertoire. Conductor and music director Robert Bergt is known as an international Bach scholar, especially in understanding the centrality of the German chorale to all of Bach’s musical compositions for worship. Bach at the Sem is funded largely through the generosity of individual supporters.
For more information concerning Bach at the Sem or to be added to the Bach at the Sem mailing list, contact Seminary Relations, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; 314-505-7370; SemRelations@csl.edu; or visit the Bach at the SemWeb site at www.csl.edu/Bachat.htm.