The Bach Experience: Cantata Series


Led by Music Director Scott Allen Jarrett, the Bach Experience at Marsh Chapel explores Bach’s musical world and theological connections. In a series of four talks, Dr. Jarrett and the Chapel Choir and Collegium with present four cantatas throughout the year in service and performance. As the largest portion of Bach’s compositional output, the
sacred cantatas possess great insight and perspective on the week’s liturgy through sensitive musical expression.

For more information about all of the Bach Cantatas visit these websites: Emmanuel Music in Boston and the Bach Cantatas website.

Bach gave us God’s word,
Mozart gave us God’s laughter,
Beethoven gave us God’s fire.
God gave us music, that we might pray without words.
-quote from the wall of a German opera house.

Schedule of Marsh Chapel Performances

9:45 a.m. – Discussion of the cantata of the day

11:00 a.m. – Performance of the cantata in the 11:00 a.m. worship service

Sunday, September 28, 2014: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 190 NOTES

Sunday, November 9, 2014: Jesu der du meine Seele, BWV 78 NOTES

Sunday, February 8, 2015: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1 NOTES

Sunday, April 12, 2015: Halt im gedächtnis Jesum Christ, BWV 67 NOTES