Program Archive

2014-2015 Concert Series

OCT2014BAScoverimageSunday, October 19, 2014, 3:00 p.m. (TRINITY 24)
Cantata (chorus)—J.S. Bach: from Lobe den Herrn, den mächtigen König, BWV 137/1
Cantata—J.S. Bach: Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 33
Hymn—Praise to the Lord, LSB 790
Choral verse – Hugo Distler
Cantata (aria)—J.S. Bach: “Herr, der du stark und mächtig bist” (soprano) from Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, BWV 10/2
Cantata—J.S. Bach: Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten, BWV 74
Cantata (chorus)—J.S. Bach: from Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV 69/1
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DEC2014BAScoverimageSunday, December 14, 2014, 3:00 p.m. (ADVENT 3)
Prelude—Works for brass (Praetorius)
Cantata—J.S. Bach: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62
Hymn—Lo, How a Rose, LSB 359
Choral verse – Distler: Lo, How a Rose (from
Cantata (aria)—J.S. Bach: “Schäme dich, o Seele, nicht” (alto) from Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147/3
Cantata—J.S. Bach: Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36
Postlude—Works for brass (Praetorius)
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MAR2015BAScoverimageSunday, March 15, 2015, 3:00 p.m. (LENT 4)
Prelude (Sinfonia)— J.S. Bach: from Die Elenden sollen essen, BWV 75/8
Cantata—J.S. Bach: Es wartet alles auf dich, BWV 187
Hymn—What God Ordains Is Always Good, LSB 760, vv.1-3
Cantata (chorus)—J.S. Bach: from Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben, BWV 102/1
Hymn—What God Ordains Is Always Good, LSB 760, vv.4-6
Cantata—J.S. Bach: Alles nur nach Gottes Willen, BWV 72
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MAY2015BAScoverimageSunday, May 17, 2015, 3:00 p.m. (EASTER 7)
Mass—J.S. Bach: Mass in G minor, BWV 235
Hymn—This Joyful Eastertide, LSB 482
Cantata (Sinfonia)— J.S. Bach: from Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42/1
Cantata—J.S. Bach, Oster-Oratorium, BWV 249
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2013-2014 Concert Series


Sunday, October 20, 2013, 3:00 P.M.
Guest conductor and organist: Balint Karosi, Director of Music, First Lutheran Church, Boston, Massachusetts
I. Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn’ und Schild, BWV 79 – J. S. Bach
II. Congregational Hymn: “A Mighty Fortress Is our God” (LSB 657)
III. Choral-Phantasie über ‘Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott,” Op.27 – Max Reger
IV. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 – J. S. Bach
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Sunday, December 1, 2013, 3:00 P.M.
Guest conductor: Martin Dicke, Director of Music, Trinity Lutheran Church, Peoria, Illinois
I. “Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen” – J. S. Bach
(Cantata 3 from Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248)
II. Three motets
O magnum mysterium – Tomás Luis de Victoria
O come, O come, Emmanuel – Martin Dicke
Of the Father’s love begotten – Martin Dicke
III. Congregational Hymn: “Savior of the Nations Come” (LSB 332)
IV. “Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben” – J. S. Bach
(Cantata 6 from Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248)Program: Interactive Version | Download a PDF

Sunday, February 16, 2014, 3:00 PM
Guest conductor: Maurice Boyer, Assistant Professor of Music, Concordia University, Chicago
I. Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen, BWV 43 – J. S. Bach
II. Jauchzet dem Herrn (motet) – Johann Pachelbel
III. Congregational Hymn: “Thy Strong Word” (LSB 578)
IV. Missa Brevis in A Major, BWV 234 – J. S. Bach
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Sunday, April 6, 2014, 3 PM
Guest conductor: Jeffrey Wilson, Music Department Chairman, Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois
I. Jesu nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, BWV 22 – J. S. Bach
II. Himmelskönig sei willkommen, BWV 182 – J. S. Bach
III Congregational Hymn: “All Glory, Laud and Honor” (LSB 442)
IV. Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV 143 – J. S. Bach
1. Opening Chorus
7. Closing Chorus
V. “Worthy is the Lamb” (from Messiah) – George Frideric. Handel
Program: Interactive Version | Download a PDFAll concerts are presented in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the campus of Concordia Seminary in Clayton.

2012-2013 Concert Series

Sunday, October 28 2012, 3:00 p.m.
Guest conductor: Dr. Martin Dicke. J. S. Bach, Cantatas BWV 70: “Wachet, betet”; BWV 80: “Ein’ feste Burg”; Heinrich Schütz, “Herr, auf dich traue ich” (motet)


Sunday, December 2 2012, 3:00 p.m.
Guest conductor: Dr. Andrew Megill. J. S Bach, Christmas Oratorio, Pt. 1; Cantata BWV 191: “Gloria in excelsis Deo”; Charles Pachelbel, Magnificat.

Sunday, March 24 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Guest conductor: Dr. Jeffrey Wilson. J. S. Bach, Cantatas BWV 22: Jesu nahm zu sich die Zwölfe”; BWV 182 “Himmelskönig sei willkommen”; choruses from BWV 143: “Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele”; G. F. Handel, “Worthy is the Lamb” (from Messiah)

Sunday, April 28 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Guest Conductor: Dr. Scott M. Hyslop. J. S. Bach, Cantatas BWV 69: “Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele”; BWV 190a: “Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied”; choruses from BWV 120: “Gott man lobet dich in der Stille zu Zion” and BWV 143: “Lobe den Herrn meine Seele”

2011-2012 Concert Series

February 2012
Dennis Bergin, organist, and the American Kantorei, with Dr. Jeral Becker, Interim Music Director. The concert will include organ works by J. S. Bach and Dennis Bergin’s composition “The Last Enemy.” The American Kantorei will perform Bach’s Motet No. 3, “Jesu meine Freude,” and motets by Heinrich Schuetz.

Sunday, April 22, 3:00 p.m.
A program of cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach performed by the American Kantorei. “Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden,” BWV 6; “Der Himmel lacht, die Erde jubilieret,” BWV 31; and “Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren” BWV 137. Guest conductor Dr. Dale F. Voelker.

2010-2011 Concert Series

  • October 2010
    Kyrie and Gloria in Excelsis from the Mass in B Minor by J. S. Bach.
  • December 2010
    Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, and Agnus Dei from the Mass in B Minor.
  • February 2011
    Organist Dennis Bergin performs Bach’s transcriptions of Four Concerti by Antonio Vivaldi and Johann Ernst. The American Kantorei performs a cantata by J. S. Bach.
  • April 2011
    The Magnificat and Cantata 4, Christ lag im Todesbanden Dr. Jeffrey Wilson conducts the Greenville Illinois College Choir, performing Renaissance, Baroque and Modern motets.

2009-2010 Concert Series

  • October 2009
    Psalm 130: De profundis, From Depths of Woe I Cry to Thee, is performed. This prayer, in plainsong and Anglican chant settings, is confession, meditation, and hope for us and our times. Also offered are composers Schein, Handel, and Bach’s Cantata, BWV 38. Together with these significant works, Psalm 130 culminates in Luther’s great hymn for congregation. The concert’s finale consists of two Great Choruses by Handel from the Messiah.
  • November 2009
    David Fienen, guest organist, performs Concerto for Organ and Orchestra in C Major by Franz Joseph Haydn. Bach, Solo Cantata BWV 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen for Solo Soprano and Trumpet with Stringed Orchestra, Kathryn Stieler, soprano; John Korak, trumpet. Handel, Psalm 112, Laudate pueri Dominum, Kathryn Stieler, soprano, with chorus and orchestra.
  • December 2009
    The American Kantorei presents an Advent and Christmas Celebration. J. S. Bach, Christmas Oratorio: Parts I; II, Sinfonia; and VI, Final Chorale. G. F. Handel, Great Choruses from the Messiah. A tribute to radio station KFUO for its 85th year of broadcasting.
  • January 2010
    Organ recital by Dennis Bergin. Clavier Übung III. Chorales by Bach presented by The American Kantorei. J. S. Bach, Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E Major, Paula Kasica, flute; Mieko Hironaka Bergt, harpsichord; Kenneth Kulosa, cello
  • March 2010
    The American Kantorei, with soloists Jeral Becker, Evangelist, and Jay Willoughby, Christ, present J. S. Bach’s The Passion of Our Lord According to St. John. Aria soloists are principals of The American Kantorei. A celebration of the birthday of J. S. Bach.
  • May 2010
    The American Kantorei sings motets by Bach, Sing to the Lord a New Song and The Spirit Helps Us in Our Weakness. W. A. Mozart, String Quartet in E-flat Major, featuring the Arianna String Quartet, John McGrosso, violin; David Gillham, violin; Joanna Mendoza, viola; Kurt Baldwin, cello. Dennis Bergin, organ, Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, J. S. Bach.

2008-2009 Concert Series

  • October 2008
    The American Kantorei performs J. S. Bach, Cantata 119, Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn (O Jerusalem, Praise the Lord!); Cantata 80, Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott (A Mighty Fortress Is Our God). Dennis Bergin, Bach at the Sem organist, performs Max Reger, Opus 27, Organ Fantasy on the Chorale, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.”
  • December 2008
    The American Kantorei performs Advent and Christmas music: J. S. Bach, Cantata 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Wake, Awake for Night Is Flying); Magnificat in DMajor. Organist Dennis Bergin performs Hugo Distler, Partita on Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Op. 8, No. 2, Toccata.
  • February 2009
    Organist Dennis Bergin in recital with the American Kantorei perform works by Felix Mendelssohn, J. S. Bach, Hugo Distler, and Jan Bender. In addition, the Kantorei sings the motet, For God So Loved the World, by Heinrich Schütz
  • April 2009
    The American Kantorei performs Jan Bender, Psalm 150 with Brass; Felix Mendelssohn, Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise); August Christian Bergt, Easter Hymn. Enlarged Chamber Orchestra with choirs from St. Louis University unite with the Kantorei for these presentations. Guest organist, David Mulbury, performs major works by Mendelssohn and Bach.