PERFORMANCE

About the Spring Season

Following the success of the Bach Interactions digital concert series, the Bach Consort ushers in Spring 2021 with three live performances broadcast directly to you. The Consort is pleased to present these concerts from three iconic Washington churches: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Saint Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral, and the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America.

Devotion & Contemplation

Membra Jesu nostri, BuxWV 75

Devotion & Contemplation
Membra Jesu nostri, BuxWV 75

Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 8 p.m. on YouTube
Recorded at The Franciscan Monastery

Dieterich Buxtehude (c.1637/39–1707)
Membra Jesu nostri, BuxWV 75

Soloists:

Margot Rood

Margot Rood
soprano

Sara MacKimmie
soprano

Reginald Mobley
alto

Jacob Perry, Jr.
tenor

Jonathan Woody
bass

MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

The North German composer Dieterich Buxtehude (c.1637/39–1707) was held in such high reverence by the 20-year-old Johann Sebastian Bach that he walked 250 miles from Arnstadt to Lübeck to hear the great organist/composer. Membra Jesu nostri is an exquisite cycle of seven short cantatas, each a contemplation of a different part of the body of Christ. Derived from a thirteenth-century poem, the work evinces a vast spectrum of divinely inspired emotion and introspective beauty.

Vocalists:
Margot Rood & Sara MacKimmie, sopranos; Reginald Mobley, alto; Jacob Perry, Jr., tenor; Jonathan Woody, bass

Instrumentalists:
Julie Andrijeski David McCormick, violins; Amy DominguesJohn MoranLeslie Nero & Niccolo Seligmann, violas da gamba; Jessica Powell Eig, viola da gamba & violone; Adam Pearl, organ

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