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    Masaaki Suzuki and Yale Schola Cantorum: Bach Motets

    Presented by Yale Institute of Sacred Music at Memorial Church - Harvard

    November 9, 2012


    Masaaki Suzuki and Yale Schola Cantorum: Bach Motets

    On Friday, November 9, 2012, Masaaki Suzuki, founder and director of the world-renowned Bach Collegium Japan, will conduct the Yale Schola Cantorum in a performance of Bach cantatas. Also featured on the program are members of the Yale Baroque Ensemble. This free concert will take place at 5 pm at Christ Church Episcopal (84 Broadway at Elm, New Haven).

    Like all Bach cantatas, the three on this program—Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich (BWV 150); Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (BWV 106); Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl (BWV 198)— were composed either for use during Sunday worship or to suit a special occasion. Cantatas provided an important opportunity for scriptural insight and meditation, and in the case of these three cantatas, had their origins in penitential services and funerals.

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