Complete Bach Motets
Sunday, November 5, 2017 | 6:00 P.M.
Christ the King Lutheran Church
2353 Rice Boulevard, Houston
$40 General | $35 Seniors | $5 Students
The virtuosic singers of the Bach Choir perform all seven of Johann Sebastian Bach’s powerful motets. Most likely written for special occasions such as high feast days and funerals for the nobility, Bach’s masterpieces for choir and continuo showcase the beauty and push the limits of the human voice unlike any other choral works. From the brilliant and festive Singet dem Herrn to the rich and passionate Lobet den Herrn, to the plaintive Komm, Jesu, Komm, the seven motets combine spectacularly to create a choral program of sheer virtuosity and beauty that explore the depths of human expression.
BACH Singet dem Herrn, BWV 225
Der Geist hilft, BWV 226
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227
Fürchte dich nicht, BWV 228
Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229
Lobet den Herrn, BWV 230
Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh. 159
Rick Erickson, Conductor
5:15 with Daniel Melamed
Daniel Melamed is Professor of Musicology at Indiana University, and is perhaps the world's leading scholar on the J.S. Bach motets, having written a book and numerous papers on the various musical problems and questions of authenticity in the German motet repertoire.
Join us for a reception after the
performance to meet the artists.