To understand is to tremble. -Harold Brodkey Herr, Gehe Nicht Ins Gericht mit Deinem Knecht, BWV 105 - J. S. Bach The power of awe is at the heart of the first cantata of the Bach Ensemble's 2019-2020 season of Vespers services. Cantata 105 was first performed in 1723 in Leipzig, Germany, but it still … Continue reading Bach Vespers – September 22, 2019
The Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas, under the direction of Carlton Monroe, will perform J. S. Bach’s cantata Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben, BWV 77, as part of the Bach Vespers service at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Sunday, May 5, 5:00 p.m. The performance will feature the Bach Choir, a 12-voice ensemble of … Continue reading Bach Vespers – May 5, 2019
This Sunday, April 14, the Bach Ensemble will perform Bach’s Cantata 159, Sehet, Wir gehn hinauf gen Jesrusalem as part of a Bach Vespers service at 5pm at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Bach was not an opera composer, but cantata 159 has the drama, narrative, and characters of a great baroque opera. It is a fairly … Continue reading Bach Vespers for Palm Sunday
Basilica Concert - Sunday, March 24, 3pm The Parish Choir and Choristers of St. Thomas will join with the Bach Ensemble in presenting a concert at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, Kentucky on March 24 at 3:00 p.m. The concert is part of the Cathedral’s Concert Series and will be part of … Continue reading The B.E.S.T. in Concert!