By now you’ve heard that Bach Vespers will go virtual for the autumn/winter season in a monthly series of online events, launching Sunday, October 25 at 5:00 p.m. The opening service of the season will feature Johann Sebastian Bach’s sacred Cantata BWV 29, Wir danken dir Gott, wir danken dir composed in Leipzig in 1731. The series continues with Cantata BWV 51 Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen on November 15, followed by Bach's Magnificat on December 6, a perennial favorite of the Advent season. The Christmas and Epiphany season will be announced at a later date.
We will be working with a professional director and cinematographer to produce an immersive Bach Vespers experience which is not a mere substitute, but will give us a fresh opportunity to showcase our vocalists and instrumentalists, highlight the beauty of our sanctuary, and underscore the mystery of the liturgy, expanding the reach and delight of Bach Vespers until we can gather again.
On behalf of Holy Trinity and all our musicians, we are grateful for your commitment to this series in the past. Will you support this season with a gift that will help ensure these virtual vespers services will be a success? Your gift will also fund archive-quality recordings of these online vespers, that will make Bach Vespers available to broader audiences.
You can support Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity by going online to tinyurl.com/givebach. You can also mail checks directly to:
c/o Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
3 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023
All donors will be recognized at the conclusion of each virtual service. With your help, we can support our fine musicians, remain faithful to our mission, and share the music of Johann Sebastian Bach beyond our walls.
Please read the Announcement of this Exciting News.