Bach Vespers for the Sister Cities
Sunday, October 6, 2019 | 6:00 P.M.
Christ the King Lutheran Church
2353 Rice Boulevard, Houston
The season opens with a celebration of the musical and cultural friendship between Houston's Sister City, Leipzig, Germany, where Bach spent much of his life. At the center are Bach's stunning Leipzig Cantata Keep Jesus Christ in Mind, and a festive motet written during Bach's lifetime in the New World — Laudate dominum by Mexican baroque composer Manuel de Sumaya. As a special guest, Pastor Britta Tadikken of St. Thomas Church in Leipzig will offer a brief reflection during the Vespers.
Additional works to be announced
Halt in Gedächtnis Jesum Christum, BWV 67
Laudate dominum à 8
Rick Erickson, Conductor
Britta Tadikken, Guest Preacher