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For the 2021-2022 season, audiences can attend concerts in-person, or view the video-recording of the performances online later at the Just Bach YouTube Channel and the Luther Memorial website. The concerts are presented free of charge, but we ask those who are able, to help us pay our musicians with a tax-deductible donation

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Here is last month’s concert video:


October 20, 2021 at 12 Noon

Welcome and Program Overview
BWV 80/4: Sop Aria: Komm in mein Herzenshaus
BWV 1049: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
BWV 80/8: Chorale: Das Wort sie sollen lassen stahn
 
Performers:
Chelsie Propst, soprano
Cindy Cameron-Fix, recorder I
Caroline Senn, recorder II
Nathan Giglierano, solo violin
Leanne League, violin 1
Marika Fischer Hoyt, violin 2
Micah Behr, viola
James Waldo, cello
Jared Stellmacher, harpsichord
Dave Parminter, videographer
Barry Lewis, photographer

Past Events

September 15, 2021 at 12 Noon:
Season Opener

Welcome and Program Overview
BWV 161/1: Alto Aria: Komm, du süße Todesstunde
BWV 199/6: Chorale: Ich dein betrübtes Kind
BWV 1057/2: 2 Recorder & Organ Concerto
BWV 1008 Suite in D Minor: Menuet I & II, Gigue
BWV 161/6: Chorale: Der Leib zwar in der Erden
 
Performers:
Jessica Timman Schwefel, mezzo-soprano
Chelsie Propst, soprano
Sigrun Paust, recorder I
Monica Steger, recorder II
Marika Fischer Hoyt, viola
James Waldo, cello
Mark Brampton Smith, organ

May 19, 2021: 
A Program of Highlights from the Season

• Welcome
 
Part I – Fall Semester
• Cantata 146: Sinfonia
• Violin Sonata, BWV 1001: mvt 4 Presto
• Double Violin Concerto: mvt. 3 Allegro
• Christmas Oratorio, Part II: Sinfonia
• Christmas Oratorio: Chorale “Ich steh’ an deiner Krippen hier”
(I stand here by your crib)
 
Part II – Spring Semester
• Cantata 35: Sinfonia
• Trio Sonata, BWV 526: mvt 2 Largo
• Violin Sonata, BWV 1019: mvt. 5 Allegro
• Flute Sonata BWV 1034: mvt. 1 Adagio ma non tanto
• Cantata 42: Sinfonia
• Cantata 149: Chorale “Ach Herr, laß dein lieb Engelein”
(O Lord, let your dear little angel)
 
Performers:
Kangwon Kim, violin
Christine Hauptly Annin, violin
Leanne League, violin
Xavier Pleindoux, violin
Nathan Giglierano, violin
Aaron Yarmel, violin
Marika Fischer Hoyt, viola
Charlie Rasmussen, cello
Lindsey Crabb, cello
Linda Pereksta, traverso
Monica Steger, traverso
Marc Vallon, bassoon
Sarah Brailey, soprano
John Chappell Stowe, harpsichord
Jason Moy, harpsichord
Mark Brampton Smith, organ
Bruce Bengtson, organ
 
Dave Parminter, videographer
Barry Lewis, photographer

 

April 21, 2021

Welcome and Program Overview
Cantata 42: Sinfonia
Sonata in E Minor for Flute and Keyboard, BWV 1034
Chorale: Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt, BWV 104

Linda Pereksta, flute
Monica Steger, flute
Marc Vallon, bassoon
Leanne League, violin
Aaron Yarmel, violin
Marika Fischer Hoyt, viola
Lindsey Crabb, cello
Jason Moy, harpsichord
Sarah Brailey, soprano
Andrew Schaeffer, organ

Dave Parminter, videographer
Barry Lewis, photographer

March 17, 2021

This concert also serves as the launch of the 10-day Bach Around The Clock festival.
Welcome and Program Overview
Cantata 35: Sinfonias I & II
Brandenburg Concerto #2, BWV 1047: Andante (arr. for string quartet)
Brandenburg Concerto #3, BWV 1048 (arr. for string quartet)
Chorale: Befiehl du deine Wege, BWV 271

Sonata à Quattro:
Christine Hauptly Annin, violin
Aaron Yarmel, violin
Marika Fischer Hoyt, viola
Charlie Rasmussen, cello
Mark Brampton Smith, organ
Barbara Fischer, soprano

Dave Parminter, videographer
Barry Lewis, photographer

February 17, 2021

Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in G Major, BWV 1019
Cantata 159 chorale: Jesu, deine Passion ist mir lauter Freude

Kangwon Kim, violin
John Chappell Stowe, harpsichord and organ
Sarah Brailey, soprano

Dave Parminter, videographer

January 20, 2021

Organ Trio Sonata #4 in E Minor, BWV 528, for solo organ (from a 2017 archival performance from Luther Memorial’s Noon Organ Recital Series)
Organ Trio Sonata #2 in C Minor, BWV 526 (arr. for violin, viola & continuo)
Cantata 149: Final Chorale: Ach Herr, laß dein lieb Engelein (multi-tracked remotely)

Kangwon Kim, violin
Marika Fischer Hoyt, viola
Bruce Bengtson, organ
Sarah Brailey, soprano and cello

Dave Parminter, videographer
Barry Lewis, photographer

December 16, 2020

Orgelbüchlein: Four Advent settings
Violin Sonata III, BWV 1005: Largo
Cantata 156: Sinfonia (arr. violin and viola )
Two-Part Invention #13, BWV 784 (arr. violin and viola)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Sinfonia (arr. string quartet and organ)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Three Chorales (multi-tracked remotely)

Sarah Brailey, soprano and cello
Nathan Giglierano, violin
Gillian Giglierano, viola

Sonata à Quattro:
Christine Hauptly Annin, violin
Leanne League, violin
Marika Fischer Hoyt, viola
Charlie Rasmussen, cello
Mark Brampton Smith, organ

Dave Parminter, videographer
Barry Lewis, photographer

November 18, 2020

Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043
Air ‘on a G String,’ from Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068
Cantata 139 chorale:
Dahero Trotz der Höllen Heer! (all sing)

Leanne League, violin
Xavier Pleindoux, violin
Marika Fischer Hoyt, viola
Lindsey Crabb, cello
John Chappell Stowe, harpsichord

Sarah Brailey, soprano
Dave Parminter, videographer
Barry Lewis, photographer

October 21, 2020

Cantata 146: Sinfonia
Cello Suite in G Major BWV 1007:
Menuets I & II, Courante
Violin Sonata in G Minor BWV 1001:
Adagio, Presto
Cantata 146 closing chorale:
Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele (all sing)

Sonata à Quattro:
Christine Hauptly Annin,
violin: Sinfonia and Adagio
Nathan Giglierano, violin: Presto
Leanne League, violin: Sinfonia
Marika Fischer Hoyt, viola: Sinfonia and Menuets I & II
Charlie Rasmussen, cello: Sinfonia and Courante
Mark Brampton Smith, organ: Sinfonia and chorale

Sarah Brailey, welcome and soprano: chorale
Alan Muirhead, offstage baritone: chorale
Dave Parminter, videographer
Barry Lewis, photographer

September 16, 2020

Partita in D Minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004: Allemanda, Sarabanda, and Giga
Kangwon Kim, violin

Pastorale in F Major, BWV 590
Mark Brampton Smith, organ

Chorale: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan (all sing)

Marika Fischer Hoyt, welcome and ‘soprano’: chorale
Alan Muirhead, offstage baritone: chorale
Dave Parminter, videographer


Season 2

May 20, 2020 – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

April 15, 2020 – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

March 26, 2020 – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

February 19, 2020 at 12pm

CPE Bach: Sonata in A Minor, Wq. 70/4, H. 85; Allegro assai
CPE Bach: Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Stande (cantata for bass voice)
CPE Bach Songs: Gelassenheit, Bußlied, Aufmunterung zur Tugend, Vom Worte Gottes, Bitten, Das natürliche Verdeben, Osterlied, Ermunterung zur Buße
Chorale: An Gott (all sing)

January 22, 2020 at 12pm

BWV 540: Toccata in F Major for organ
BWV 155: Mein Gott, wie lang’, ach lange

December 18, 2019 at 12pm

Chorale: Ich will dich mit Fleiß bewahren from the Christmas Oratorio
Et exsultavit from the Magnificat
Chorale: Wie soll ich dich empfangen from the Christmas Oratorio
Cantata 36 Part II
Chorale: Schaut hin! Dort liegt in finstern Stall from the Christmas Oratorio
Sinfonia from Cantata 182
Chorale: Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht from the Christmas Oratorio

November 20, 2019 at 12pm

Sinfonia from BWV 209
Hymn 876 Let the Whole Creation Cry 
BWV 151: Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kommt (Sweet comfort, my Jesus comes)

October 16, 2019 at 12pm

BWV 718: Organ Fantasia in E Minor
BWV 529: Trio Sonata in C Minor
BWV 158: Der Friede sei mit dir (Peace be with you)

September 18, 2019 at 12pm

BWV 1029: Sonata in G minor for viola and harpsichord
BWV 180 Chorale (All sing)
BWV 1039: Sonata in G major for 2 flutes, cello, and harpsichord


Season 1

May 29, 2019 at 1pm

BWV 51: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
BWV 803: Duetto II in F Major
BWV 70: Wachet! Betet! Betet! Wachet!

April 24, 2019 at 1pm

BWV 1038: Trio Sonata in G Major
BWV 1067: Orchestral Suite #2 in B Minor
BWV 173: Erhöhtes Fleisch und Blut

March 13, 2019 at 1pm

BWV 538: Toccata & Fugue in D Minor (“Dorian”)
JM Bach: Herr, ich warte auf dein Heil
BWV 4: Christ lag in Todesbanden

February 20, 2019 at 1pm

BWV 596: Organ Concerto in D Minor, I. Allegro
BWV 1003: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor
BWV 82: Ich habe genug

December 12, 2018 at 1pm

BWV 729: In dulci jubilo

Chorale: Wie soll ich dich empfangen from Part I of the Christmas Oratorio (All sing)
BWV 61: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

Chorale: Ich will dich mit Fleiß bewahren from Part III of the Christmas Oratorio (All sing)
Aria from BWV 213: Schlafe, mein Liebster

Chorale: Schaut hin, dort liegt im finstern Stall from Part II of the Christmas Oratorio (All sing)
Duet from BWV 110: Ehre sei Gott

Selections from Part IV of the Christmas Oratorio:

Recit and Chorale: Immanuel, o süßes Wort!
Aria: Flößt, mein Heiland, flößt dein Namen
Recit and Chorale: Wohlan, dein Name soll allein
Aria: Ich will nur dir zu Ehren leben

Chorale: Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht from Part II of the Christmas Oratorio (All sing)

November 28, 2018 at 1pm

BWV 572: Fantasia in G Major
BWV 82a: Ich habe genug
BWV 173a: Durchlauchster Leopold

October 31, 2018 at 1pm

BWV 565: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
BWV 1011: Suite No. 5 in C minor for solo cello
BWV 163: Nur jedem das Seine

September 27, 2018 at 1pm

BWV 578: “Little” Fugue in G Minor for solo organ
BWV 165: O heilges Geist- und Wasserbad
BWV 32: Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen

Featured image (Sonata à Quattro L-R Leanne League, Christine Hauptly Annin, Charlie Rasmussen, Marika Fischer Hoyt) photo credit: Barry Lewis

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