Festival Finale: Being—J.S. Bach
The Festival concludes with Vox Luminis’ clear, bright, and resonant voices, joined by Festival instrumental artists, in a selection of North German cantatas of the middle baroque—the heritage out of which J.S. Bach first developed his own sacred music. Featured works include Johann Christoph Bach’s Herr, wende dich und sei mir gnädig; Dietrich Buxtehude’s Herzlich Lieb hab ich dich, o Herr; and Johann Pachelbel’s Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan. The concert will conclude with Bach’s early, and justly renowned chorale cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4.