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Hear message of hope at ‘Bach at the Sem’ March 15 concert

Musical selections embody spirit of Lent

Bach-at-the-Sem1Concordia Seminary’s Bach at the Sem concert series, featuring the American Kantorei, continues its 22nd season with a concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 15, in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the Seminary campus.

The program features two cantatas—Alles nur nach Gottes Willen (BWV 72) and Es wartet alles auf dich (BWV 187)—the opening chorus from BWV 102, and a sinfonia from BWV 75.

In keeping with the plan for the season, movements from both of the cantatas and the opening chorus of BWV 102 served Bach as “raw material” for his Missa Brevis in G Minor, which along with his Easter Oratorio is scheduled for this season’s concluding concert May 17. While neither cantata was written for the season of Lent (during which cantatas were not performed), the music and text of both are appropriate to the season.

Bach-at-the-Sem2Led by music director Dr. Maurice Boyer, the concerts are free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken.

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