Two guest soloists, David Fienen and Kathryn Stieler, will be featured at the next Bach at the Sem concert on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 3:00 p.m., in The Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus at Concordia Seminary. The American Kantorei chorus and orchestra, under the direction of music director and conductor Dr. Robert Bergt, performs a concert of J. S. Bach’s music.
David Fienen, guest organist, performs Concerto for Organ and Orchestra in C Major by Franz Joseph Haydn. Featured in J. S. Bach’s Solo Cantata BWV 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, for solo soprano and trumpet with stringed orchestra, is Kathryn Stieler, soprano, with John Korak, trumpet. The program concludes with G. F. Handel, Psalm 112, Laudate pueri Dominum, featuring Kathryn Stieler, soprano, with chorus and orchestra. Soloists Fienen and Stieler have been previously associated with The American Kantorei and return for this performance. John Korak is a regularly featured solo trumpeter in the music of Bach and Handel at Bach at the Sem.
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. Music director and conductor Robert Bergt is known as a symphonic and chorale conductor with a specialization in the music of Bach and other masters of the Baroque Period. 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 Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; 314-505-7362; Bach@csl.edu; or visit the Concordia Seminary Web site at www.csl.edu.