race Lutheran Church is pleased to announce its 43rd season of Bach Cantata Vespers. For the 2013-2014 season, each service will be held in the Grace Lutheran Church sanctuary at 4 p.m. with the prelude beginning at 3:45 p.m. Read more about our 43rd season below and join us as we worship.


September 29
BWV 130: Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir
Lord God, we all praise you

Marda Messick, St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Tallahassee, Fla., homilist
J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major (BWV 1047)


October 20
BWV 79: Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild
God the Lord is sun and shield

Paul Westermeyer, Luther Seminary, homilist
Steven Wente, Concordia University Chicago, organist
Kapelle, Concordia University Chicago, Charles P. Brown, director


November 24
BWV 17: Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich
Whoever offers thanks praises me

Paul Landahl, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, homilist
J. S. Bach: Concerto in A Major for Oboe d'amore (BWV 1055)


December 22
BWV 10: Meine Seel erhebt den Herren
My soul magnifies the Lord

At Grace, in conjunction with the Bach Cantata ministry of
Saint Luke Church, Mark P. Bangert, director
Michael D. Costello, Grace Lutheran Church & School, homilist
Timothy Spelbring, St. Mark Lutheran Church, Mt. Prospect, organist


January 12
BWV 248.5-6: Weihnachts-Oratorium
Christmas Oratorio (Parts 5 & 6)

Bach for the Sem concert, 4:00 p.m., benefiting the
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Tickets available at the door ( $22 Adults, Seniors/Students $12 )
Mark P. Bangert, director


January 26
BWV 64: Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget
Behold, what love the Father has shown to us

Paul D. Weber, Lenoir-Rhyne University, homilist
Florence Jowers, Lenoir-Rhyne University, organist


February 23
BWV 84: Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glucke
I am content with my fortune

Rosalie de Rosset, Moody Bible Institute, homilist
David Schrader, Chicago, organist and harpsichordist
Maura Janton Cock, Valparaiso University, soprano


March 30
BWV 150: Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich
Unto you, Lord, do I long

Jill Peláez Baumgaertner, Wheaton College, homilist
G. P. Telemann: Sonata in F minor for bassoon (TWV41:f1)
W. A. Mozart: Sonata da chiesa in B-flat Major (KV 212)


April 27 BWV 42: Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats
On the evening of the same Sabbath

Wayne N. Miller, Metropolitan Chicago Synod, ELCA, homilist
Karg-Elert: Fuge, Kanzone, und Epilog: Credo in vitam venturi (Op. 85, No. 3)

Bulletin will be posted just prior to the service

May 18 BWV 43: Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen
God goes up with rejoicing

Phyllis N. Kersten, homilist
J. Haydn: Symphony No. 30 in C Major "Alleluia"

Bulletin will be posted just prior to the service




Invite others to our Cantata series. Call, email or write us here at Grace and we'll mail a season poster and brochure to you to display at your workplace, church or school.

You may also download the poster and brochure for the coming season here.


LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON PREVIOUS CANTATAS?
> Archive of our 2012-2013 Season
> Archive of our 2011-2012 Season
> Archive of our 2010-2011 Season
> Archive of our 2009-2010 Season