Priceless Treasure: Bach and the Motet Tradition

Bach Akademie Charlotte opens the 2018|19 Season with an evening exploring J.S. Bach's influence on the choral motet tradition through "Jesu, meine Freude" (BWV 227) and works by Mendelssohn, Schütz, and Brahms.

Heinrich SCHÜTZ:  Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, SWV 386
Johann Ludwig BACH: Unsere Trübsal, die Zeitlich und leicht ist
Johann Hermann SCHEIN: Nun danket alle Gott, from Israelsbrünnlein
Johannes BRAHMS: Warum ist das Licht gegeben den Mühseligen, Op 74, no. 1
SCHÜTZ: So fahr ich hin zu Jesu Christ, SWV 379
Felix MENDELSSOHN: Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener in Frieden fahren, Op. 69, no. 1
Johann Sebastian BACH: Vor deinen Thron tret’ ich hiermit, BWV 668
BACH: Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227
SCHÜTZ: Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener in Frieden fahren, SWV 28, From Musikalische Exequien, Op. 7

Lecture Concert: BWV 227: "Jesu, meine Freude"
October 11 • 7:30 pm
Matthews United Methodist Church
Free


Priceless Treasure: Bach and the Motet Tradition
October 12 • 7:30 pm
Davidson College Presbyterian Church, Lingle Chapel
$20 General Admission

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Priceless Treasure: Bach and the Motet Tradition
October 13 • 7:30pm
Christ Church Charlotte
$20 General Admission, $35 Premium Seating

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Epiphany Cantatas

WDAV Gala
January 31, 2019

Lecture Concert: BWV 65: "Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen" February 1, 2019 • 10 am
Senior Scholars at Queens Providence UMC

Epiphany Cantatas
February 1st • 7:30 pm
Gastonia First United Methodist Church

Epiphany Cantatas
February 2 • 1:00 pm
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Epiphany Cantatas
February 2 • 7:30 pm
Myers Park Presbyterian Church

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About the Cantata Series

Throughout the year, Bach Akademie Charlotte performs various choral works of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries in informative, period performances. Combining the use of live excerpts, lecture notes, and thoughtful performance, the Cantata Series will inspire and educate audiences to reach a further understanding of what makes Bach’s music unique in classical music repertoire. 

Bach Akademie Charlotte is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.