REJOICE AND BE GLAD! Four Sacred Cantatas of Christoph Graupner

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The Collegium Vocale of Saint Louis  /




January 17, 2019


Contact:    Dr. Bruce Carvell, CVSL Artistic Director

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REJOICE AND BE GLAD! Four Sacred Cantatas of Christoph Graupner


  1. LOUIS, MISSOURI – The COLLEGIUM VOCALE OF ST. LOUIS is proud to present “Rejoice and Be Glad!: Four Sacred Cantatas by Christoph Graupner,” a concert of Baroque sacred music on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Dr Bruce Carvell will give an introductory lecture at 2:30 p.m. to provide greater context and insight into Graupner and his music. The concert will be performed at Concordia Lutheran Church, 505 S. Kirkwood Road, 63122. Suggested donation – $10.


Christoph Graupner, a contemporary of J. S. Bach, was a prolific and highly-regarded composer in the first half of the 18th century.  After a long period of obscurity, his music is being rediscovered and brought before the public worldwide.  An innovative and imaginative composer, Graupner has a distinctive style showing great invention and variety in his use of form, text-setting and instrumentation.  The four sacred cantatas are newly edited from his manuscripts especially for this concert. These performances will be the American premieres of these masterful works. The six vocalists of the COLLEGIUM VOCALE will be accompanied by an ensemble of highly-skilled musicians playing instruments of the period or modern replicas of recorders, violins, viola, cello, trumpet, bassoon, and organ.


Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood provides a beautiful and resonant space in which to experience the intriguing and expressive artistry of this delightful music.


The COLLEGIUM VOCALE OF ST. LOUIS, a 501(c)3 organization, is devoted to presenting historically informed performances of a diverse and wide-ranging repertory of 17th- and 18th-century music for voices and instruments.


WHAT:         REJOICE AND BE GLAD! Four Sacred Cantatas of Christoph Graupner

                     Performed by THE COLLEGIUM VOCALE OF ST. LOUIS

Suggested donation $10 / Free parking

WHEN:         Sunday, February 3, 2019, 3 p.m.

                     Introductory lecture at 2:30 p.m.


WHERE:      Concordia Lutheran Church

505 S. Kirkwood Road

Kirkwood, Missouri, 63122


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