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Cantata Series
January - April 2010

~ Schütz, Bach, Handel, Scarlatti, & Schoenberg ~

Schutz, Bach, Handel, Scarlatti, Schoenberg

Happy New Year!  We look forward to seeing you at Emmanuel Church on Sunday mornings at 10 am when the Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music will present Bach cantatas and much more!

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John Harbison, Acting Artistic Director and Michael Beattie, Associate Conductor, have programmed the second half of Emmanuel Music’s 2009-10 Bach Cantata season, which began on Sunday, January 3 with John Harbison conducting BWV 152, Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn.  The Cantatas are presented as part of the Sunday liturgy as Bach intended, at 10:00 AM on Sunday mornings at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, where Emmanuel Music is the Ensemble-in-Residence.

On Sundays, January 31, February 21, April 11 and 18, Emmanuel Music will be presenting Handel Chandos Anthems Nos. 8, 6, 7, and 11 conducted by Michael Beattie. Special guest conductor on January 31 will be Jane Glover.

On February 28, Domenico Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater will be presented, John Harbison conducting.

On Sunday, March 14, as part of our Haydn/Schoenberg season, Schoenberg’s Psalm 130, De Profundis, will be presented, followed by a discussion in the Parish Hall with John Harbison, Pamela Werntz, Priest-in-Charge at Emmanuel Church, and Rabbi Howard Berman, of Boston Jewish Spirit - the Jewish congregation in residence at Emmanuel Church. All are invited to attend.

A work rarely performed in Boston will be presented on Good Friday, April 2, 2010 at noon in Leslie Lindsey Chapel as part of the liturgy on that day.  Emmanuel Music will present the St. Luke Passion of Heinrich Schütz, conducted by Associate Conductor, Michael Beattie.

Cantata Schedule: January - April 2010

1/10 BWV 7 Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam
1/17 BWV 155 Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange?
1/24 BWV 75 Die Elenden sollen essen
1/31 HWV 253 Handel: Chandos Anthem No. 8
O come, let us sing unto the Lord
2/7 BWV 93 Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten
2/14 BWV 80 Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott
2/21 HWV 251b Handel: Chandos Anthem No. 6
As pants the hart
2/28   Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater
3/7 BWV 163 Nur jedem das Seine!
3/14 Op. 50b Schoenberg:  Psalm 130 “De profundis”
3/21 BuxWV 60 Buxtehude: Jesu meine Freude
3/28 BWV 159 Sehet! Wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem
4/2 SWV 479 Good Friday Service at Noon
Schütz:  St. Luke Passion
4/4 BWV 67 Halt im Gedächtnis Jesum Christ
4/11 HWV 252 Handel: Chandos Anthem No. 7
My song shall be alway
4/18 HWV 256 Handel: Chandos Anthem No. 11
Let God arise
4/25 BWV 97 In allem meinen Taten

To view the complete 2009-2010 Cantata Series listing with notes and translation links, click here.

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