The Chamber Series
Live! at 10th & G, 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC (Friday performances)
Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA (Saturday performances)
Devotion & Contemplation
Membra Jesu nostri by Dieterich Buxtehude
Friday, April 3, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Live!
Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at VTS
Membra Jesu nostri, BuxWV 75
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 cantatas, each as a contemplation of a different part of the body of Christ. Derived from a 13th-century poem, the work evinces a vast spectrum of divinely inspired emotion and musical beauty.
Running time: 60 minutes, no intermission
Subscriptions to the 2019–2020 Season are on sale now!
Subscriptions are currently on sale to the general public. The 2019–20 season, opening Sunday, September 22, features four subscription concerts at National Presbyterian Church and eight chamber series concerts on Friday evenings at Live! at 10th & G and on Saturday evenings at Virginia Theological seminary.
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