Skip to main content
Browse by:

Effective March 10, 2020, all Duke-sponsored events over 50 people have been cancelled, rescheduled, postponed or virtualized.
Please check with the event contact regarding event status. For more information, please see

Bach Cantata Series Concert #2

Icon calendar
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Icon time
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Icon speaker
Dr. Philip Cave, director
Icon series
Bach Cantata Series

This concert in Duke Chapel's Bach Cantata Series comprises settings of words from Psalm 42, such as, "Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks: so longeth my soul for thee, O Lord."

The music is by Buxtehude, Schütz, and Handel, as well as Bach's Cantata Warum betrübst du dich (Why art thou so heavy, o my soul?), BWV 138. The Duke Bach Ensemble will perform with soloists, chorus, and period instrument ensemble.

Admission is free. Parking is available for $5 in the Bryan Center Parking Garage at 125 Science Drive. ADA parking is available at the same address in the Bryan Center Surface Lot.

This year's Bach Cantata Series has a theme of "both sides:" Bach's music will be presented framed by both his predecessors and successors, and Bach as composer of both sacred and secular music.

Learn more at .

Come early at 4:00 p.m. to attend a Choral Evensong worship service with traditional prayers from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and music from the Duke Evensong Singers. The service will be webcast at .

Contact: Michael Lyle