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Bach Cantata Series - Saint Luke Church, Chicago, IL

Name:

Bach Cantata Series - Saint Luke Church

Location:

Chicago, Illnois, USA

Venues:

Saint Luke Church - 1500 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL

Years:

Since ??? (Cantata Series)

Months:

September-May

Artistic Director:

Dr. Mark Bangert

Ensembles:

Saint Luke Bach Choir under the direction of

Website:

Bach Cantata Series - Saint Luke Church

History & Mission:

The Bach Cantata Series at Saint Luke Church proceeds from the desire of the parish to share with Chicago music lovers its hospitable liturgical and musical setting as a natural home for these great choral works. Professional soloists and instrumentalists join the Saint Luke Bach Choir under the direction of Dr. Mark Bangert for presentations of selected cantatas in the context of sung Vespers.

Unique to these performances is attention to those details which enable fuller appreciation of J.S. Bach's intent with these works: commissioned translations which assist the hearing of word-tone relationships; written commentary as a way to provide notice of the musical devices Bach employs; and attention to those hymns and texts which prompted the composition of these cantatas.

A special feature in Saint Luke's 125th anniversary year (2010) is the Palm Sunday performance of the St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244); and new to this year's series is the daylong Festival of the Resurrection conference in which the cantata fuels the presentations and the performance concludes the day. The cantata is repeated the following Sunday morning for a post-Easter celebration.

With the support of underwriters as well as patrons, friends and sponsors Saint Luke Church is able to offer this concert series to the Chicago area without admission charges.

Logo:

2004-2005

Nov 2008

Source: Saint Luke Church Website

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (November 2009)

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