Four Sacred Cantatas by J S Bach

“Four Sacred Cantatas by J S Bach” February 28, 2016, 3 pm Village Lutheran Church, 9237 Clayton Rd, 63124 Pre-concert lecture by Music Director, Dr. Bruce Carvell – 2:30 pm Free Admission Ample parking on the adjacent church lot Collegium Vocale of Saint Louis 1996 – 2016 Celebrating 20 Years!

PROGRAM NOTES ON The Passion of Princes…

A Baroque composer had several available paths to success: the opera house, the church, or the courts of the wealthy and powerful. Of these, perhaps the most certain path to success and fame, if it was to be attained, was the one that led to the courts of the mighty. Among the many ruling families