CONCORA performs Bach Cantatas
First, enjoy a clip from our February 10 performance of Member Jesu Nostri by Dieterich Buxtehude, who inspired Bach.
Johann Sebastian Bach is most closely linked to the city of Leipzig, where he spent the last quarter century of his life. But his path to that great commercial German city was circuitous, and he spent several years in different places, including two different stints at the ducal court in Weimar. As part of his role as Music Director there, Bach composed roughly one cantata each month. For this season’s Bach concert, we perform three of his best-known Weimar cantatas, all composed in 1714.
WEIMAR CANTATAS • J.S. Bach
Himmelskönig, sei willkommen, BWV182
Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV12
Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV21
Performance information and tickets:
Sunday, March 24 • 4:00 p.m.
Immanuel Congregational Church, Hartford, CT
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CONCORA’s 45th Season continues...
Though Dieterich Buxtehude may not be a household name now, his stature was such that the young Johann Sebastian Bach walked 250 miles to hear his Membra Jesu Nostri in the north German city of Lübeck. Nine years later during his time as court composer, Bach wrote the famous Weimar Cantatas, three of which you will hear on our annual Bach concert.
This is an exciting season of so many different styles of music. Please join us as we explore these works whose origins are such an important part of their identity.