Another "Before Bach's Birthday" Bash!

March 15, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Bach's (would-be) 328th birthday is coming up on March 21, and Classical MPR is celebrating a few days early with another Before Bach's Birthday Bash! This Saturday, March 16, there will be five free one-hour concerts at churches throughout the Twin Cities, all focused on Bach repertoire.

We'll even be broadcasting the first concert, a 9 a.m. performance from Luther Seminary's Chapel of the Incarnation, live on the air!

Performance Locations & Times

9:00 a.m. – Chapel of the Incarnation, Luther Seminary, St. Paul
10:30 a.m. – Chapel of the Cross, Northwestern Hall, Luther Seminary, St. Paul
1:00 p.m. – Como Park Lutheran Church, St. Paul
2:30 p.m. – Roseville Lutheran Church, Roseville
4:30 p.m. – Lutheran Church of St. Michael, Roseville

Co-sponsored by Classical Minnesota Public Radio, the National Lutheran Choir, the Bach Society of Minnesota, and the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. All events are free.

Live Broadcast Program

BACH: Prelude in C, BWV 547
  • -Henry Lebedinsky, organ

  • BACH: Orgelbuchlein Chorale-preludes

  • Herr Christ, der ein'ge Gottessohn, BWV 601
  • In dulci jubilo, BWV 608
  • Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, BWV 614
  • Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf, BWV 617
  • Christ ist erstanden, BWV 627
  • -Catherine Rodland, organ

  • BACH: Overture, fr. Keyboard Partita No. 4 in D, BWV 828

  • -Bethel Balge, piano (student of Lydia Artymiw at the University of Minnesota)

  • BACH: Mass in B-minor, BWV 232 (selections)

  • Kyrie II - Credo in unum Deum - Dona nobis pacem
  • -National Lutheran Choir and Ensemble/David Cherwien, conductor

  • BACH: Orgelbuchlein Chorale-preludes

  • Ach wie nichtig, ach wie fluchtig, BWV 644
  • Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar, BWV 607
  • Hilf Gott, dass mir's gelinge, BWV 624
  • Wenn wir in hochesten Noten sein, BWV 641
  • Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 623
  • -John Stender, organist
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