BachFest – St. Thomas in Leipzig

Friday, May 11, 2012
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

 

Friday, 11 May 2012 at 7:30-9:15 PM
Doors open at 6:45 PM–Tickets available at the door for cash or check made out to Saint Thomas Church–no credit cards.

$40 Standard & $30 student/senior tickets are open seating (first come first served) behind reserved section.
Libera nos, salva nos РJ. Sheppard (c.1515 – 1558)
Great Lord of Lords O. Gibbon (1583-1625)
Laudibus in sanctis – W. Byrd (1540-1623)
Organ solo: Fantasia super Komm, heiliger Geist BWV 651 РJ.S.Bach (1685 – 1750)
Gott hat uns nicht gesetzt zum Zorn
J. Kuhnau (1660 – 1722)
Alles Fleisch ist wie Gras
– J.A. Hiller (1728-1804)
Motet: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf  BWV 226 РJ.S Bach
INTERMISSION
A New Song
James MacMillan (b. 1959)
Feast Song for St. Cecilia
– B. Rose (1916-1996)
Come Holy Ghost – Jonathan Harvey (b. 1939)
Organ solo: Two movements from Rubrics – Dan Locklair (b. 1949)
Jubilate in C – B. Britten (1913-1976)
Sanctus and Benedictus – Francis Grier (b. 1955)
Motet: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225 РJ.S. Bach  

The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys has been invited to perform at the BachFest on June 15, 2012 in Leipzig’s famed Thomaskirche (St. Thomas Church), home of Germany’s Thomanerchor which was founded in 1212, and the final resting place of J.S. Bach, who served as its cantor from 1723 until his death in 1750.This evening’s concert program draws on the one that the choir will perform at the BachFest. It features motets by Bach as well as by Johann Kuhnau who preceded Bach as Thomaskirche‘s cantor and by Johann Adam Hiller who served in that post from 1789 until 1801.The program also includes works from the 16th century to the present day by noted British composers, Sheppard, Gibbons, Byrd, Britten, Jonathan Harvey and James MacMillan.

If you would like to join the choir on its Tour to Germany and Denmark from June 11-21, details are available from Amanda Slattery at: (914) 245-8825 or amanda@tvlemporium.com. The itinerary planned to date includes the Frauenkirche in Dresden, the Thomaskirche in Leipzig and Denmark’s Copenhagen Cathedral. We hope you will consider joining us on this most exciting adventure.