Prairie Performances

Bach to Bach


From the 2014 Allerton Music Barn Festival:

Sunday Morning Bach
Andrew Megill, conductor
Roger Diggs, homilist
Rebecca Wilson, soprano
Jeffrey Freuler, alto
Jerold Siena, tenor
Allerton Bach Musicians

“O Ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe,” BWV 34a

“Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht,” BWV 105

The cantatas are among Bach’s most significant works. These two, for Pentecost and for Trinity, are from his Leipzig period at the Thomaskirche when he wrote a different cantata for each Sunday of the liturgical year. The new director of choral activites leads the Allerton Bach Choir, Orchestra, and soloists.

Also on the program:

Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana
Chester L. Alwes, conductor
“Ah, Bach!”

“Mein Herz schwimmt in Blut”
Josefien Stoppelenberger, soprano
Bach: Concerto for violin in A minor
Concerto for Oboe d’amore
John Dee, oboe d’amore