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Experience joy of Easter at May 17 Bach at the Sem concert

Concordia Seminary’s Bach at the Sem [1] concert series, featuring the American Kantorei, will perform its final concert of the season at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 17, in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the Seminary campus.

This concert will feature the Missa Brevis in G minor (the Kyrie and Gloria), which includes movements ingeniously re-worked by J.S. Bach from cantatas performed by the Kantorei earlier this season.

The program also features two instrumental works by Bach and his son Wilhelm Friedemann, as well as the elder Bach’s Easter Oratorio, “Kommt eiletund laufet” (“come, hurry and run”), BWV 249. In the manner of an oratorio, the work depicts characters in the biblical account, notably the reactions of Jesus’ disciples and the “two Marys” as they encounter the empty tomb on Easter morning. The work expresses the joy of the Easter season.

Led by Music Director Dr. Maurice Boyer, the concerts are free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken.

For more information, call 314-505-7009 [2], email brewerm@csl.edu [3], or visit bach.www.csl.edu [4].

About Concordia Seminary
Concordia Seminary provides Gospel-centered graduate-level theological education for pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars, and other leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod [5] (LCMS). Since its founding in 1839, Concordia Seminary has equipped more than 12,000 graduates to serve Church and world. Today, a world-renowned faculty teaches more than 600 students in the classroom, off-campus, and online. Learn more at www.csl.edu [6].

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