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

Bach Choir

Continuo Ensemble



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.