All Vespers are at 5pm unless otherwise indicated, and will be live-streamed from this page for those who cannot attend in person.
September 12 (11am) Cantata 106, “Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit”
October 31 Season Opening: Bach’s Mass in F, BWV 233
November 7 No Bach Vespers [New York City Marathon]
November 14 Cantata 60, "O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort"
November 21 Cantata 90, "Es reißet euch ein Schrecklich Ende"
November 28 Cantata 70, "Wachet! betet! betet! Wachet!"
December 5 Cantata 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben"
December 12 Bach’s Magnificat, BWV 243
December 19 Lessons and Carols: Britten’s Ceremony of Carols
THE SPRING 2022 SEASON WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN JANUARY 2022
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.
House of Time
House of Time, known for their “fluency and command” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and "fine playing, cohesiveness and creativity" (Early Music America) is dedicated to both well-known and underperformed repertoire of the 17th through the 21st century played on period instruments. Members and guests include faculty and alumni of The Juilliard School, as well as prize-winners of major international competitions. Using the instruments and techniques of the past to express the vivid passions in the music, House of Time has moved audiences and keeps them coming back for more.
Holy Trinity is excited to welcome them as our ensemble-in-residence for two concerts in the upcoming season, on November 19th and May 6th.