Press Release – February 5, 2018 – “AN ABUNDANCE OF GRACE: Sacred Cantatas of J S Bach”

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THE COLLEGIUM VOCALE OF SAINT LOUIS

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Feb 5, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dr. Bruce Carvell, CVSL Artistic Director
(314) 650-3817 or stltenor@att.net
“AN ABUNDANCE OF GRACE: Sacred Cantatas of J S Bach”
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – The COLLEGIUM VOCALE OF ST. LOUIS is proud to present “AN
ABUNDANCE OF GRACE: Sacred Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach,” a concert of baroque
sacred music on Sunday, February 18, 2018, 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 812 Soulard
Street, 63104. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Introductory remarks will
be given by Dr. Bruce Carvell, Artistic Director, at 2:30 p.m.

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the towering figures of Western music history. Among the vast
number of compositions he composed, his church cantatas often contain little-known gems. These
wonderful and varied pieces range from those composed for a single voice through magnificent
settings for large ensemble.

Bach began his tenure at the St. Thomas Church at the beginning of May, 1723. The program will
feature a performances of Cantata 147, “Herz und Mund und That und Leben,” first performed
early in his stay in Leipzig on July 2, 1723. Included in this cantata is the celebrated chorale
setting, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.” Also on the program will be Cantata 78, “Jesu, der du meine
Seele,” for four voices, flute, oboes, strings, bassoon, and organ, first performed in September,
1724, as well as Cantata 5, “Wo soll ich fliehen hin?,” for four voices, trumpet, oboes, bassoon,
strings, and organ, a cantata first performed in October, 1724.

The Collegium Vocale of St. Louis will be accompanied by an ensemble of top local baroque wind,
and string players, as well as guest artists Sarah Huebsch, of North Carolina, playing baroque
oboe, oboe d’amore and oboe da caccia; Nell French, of Kansas City, playing viola; Leighann
Daihl, of Indiana, playing baroque flute, and Charles Wines, of Indiana, playing baroque bassoon.

The COLLEGIUM VOCALE OF ST. LOUIS is an ensemble devoted to presenting historically
informed performances of a diverse and wide-ranging repertory of seventeenth and eighteenth
century music for voices and instruments.
WHAT: AN ABUNDANCE OF GRACE: Sacred Cantatas of J S Bach
Performed by THE COLLEGIUM VOCALE OF ST. LOUIS

WHEN: Sunday, February 18, 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Trinity Lutheran Church
812 Soulard Street
St. Louis, Missouri, 63104
Suggested donation $10 / Free parking
The Collegium Vocale of St. Louis is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.
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Wo Wo soll ich fliehen hin?, BWV 5, Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78, and
Herz und Mund und That und Leben, BWV 147
Sun, Feb 18, 2018, 3 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church
812 Soulard Street
St. Louis, MO, 63104
Suggested donation – $10
Introductory remarks at 2:30 pm
by Dr. Bruce Carvell, Artistic Director
Performed by
Featuring Period Instruments
Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council,
a state agency, the Regional Arts Commission, and generous private donors.


 

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