All Vespers are at 5pm unless otherwise indicated, and will be live-streamed from this page for those who cannot attend in person.
January 30 Behind Bach Vespers - ONLINE ONLY EVENT
February 6 Cantata 82a for solo soprano, “Ich habe genug”
February 13 Cantata 92, “Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn”
February 20 Cantata 181, “Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister”
February 27 Cantata 22, “Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe”
LENTEN ORGAN RECITALS
March 6 – Bálint Karosi
March 13 - Gwendolyn Toth
March 27 - Jennifer Pascual
April 3 - Claudia Dumschat
FINAL PERFORMANCE OF THE SEASON
April 17 Easter Oratorio, BWV 249
Since Bach Vespers is in the format of an evening prayer service, neither tickets nor reservations are required. Bach Vespers is free and open to the public. Whether you identify as faith-filled or not so sure, Lutheran or Luther-who? you are welcome to participate in the singing, prayer, and ritual only to the extent you feel comfortable doing so. Welcome. There will always be a place for you here.
|In 1968, as Holy Trinity Lutheran Church marked its 100th birthday, it set out to celebrate its history and the rich tradition of music in the Lutheran Church. Drawing from the high level of music performance in the City of New York, “Evenings with Johann S” was established, based on the ancient Christian service of Vespers. It was the first music series in the Western Hemisphere to present the cantatas of the great Lutheran composer Johann Sebastian Bach within a liturgical context.|
53 years, hundreds of performances and two Grammy nominations later, Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity continues to present Bach’s cantatas and other great Baroque and early music masterworks every Sunday evening from October to May.
Auditions for Bach Vespers Singers & Players are unfortunately not being held in-person at this time due to continued Covid-19 concerns. Musicians experienced in historically informed performance of Bach may submit their application materials by following the instructions at the following link: