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Bach Cantata Series: Music for Christ the King Sunday

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Sunday, November 20, 2022
5:00 pm

This concert includes two cantatas by J.S. Bach. The first, Cantata 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" ("Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life"), contains one of Bach's most celebrated chorales, known in English as "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring." It was one of the earliest cantatas Bach composed at the start of his time as Cantor of St. Thomas's Church, Leipzig. The second is Cantata 116, "Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ" ("Thou Prince of Peace, Lord Jesus Christ"). The two cantatas are separated by an instrumental work, Handel's "Concerto Grosso," Op.3, No.6.

Free admission.

The Chapel's Dr. Philip Cave directs the performance with chorus and distinguished soloists accompanied by the Mallarmé Chamber Players performing on period instruments. The program is:
* "Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ," BWV 116
* George Frideric Handel's "Concerto Grosso," Op.3, No.6.
* "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147

Paid parking is available on a first-come-first-served basis in the Bryan Center Garage at 125 Science Drive. ADA parking is available in surface lot at the same address.

Families with young children are invited to drop in on one of two open rehearsals for the concert: Saturday, November 19, between 1:30 and 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 20, between 3:00 and 4:15 p.m. Both rehearsals are in Duke Chapel.