A Birthday Bachanalia
Help us celebrate Johann Sebastian Bach's birthday with music by J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Herzogenberg, and Brahms.
The highlight of the program will be Bach's motet Jesu, meine freude, one of his most beloved a cappella compositions.
Other works on the program show Bach's profound influence on music of the 19th century: English canticles by Felix Mendelssohn—the composer-conductor credited with the modern Bach revival, contrapuntal motets by Johannes Brahms, and a setting of Psalm 116 by Heinrich Herzogenberg.