RiverChor to feature Bach Cantata on April 19th Concert

Christ lag in Todes Banden BWV 4 is an early cantata of Johann Sebastian Bach, and was likely intended for an Easter performance in 1707.  It is a chorale cantata, with music and text based on the hymn of the same name by Martin Luther.  There are seven movements, and it will be accompanied by strings.

RiverChor is also excited to present Robert Schumann’s Er, der Herrlichste von allen.  This piece has been newly arranged for three part women by Dr. Thea Engelson.

Making up the balance of the concert are various songs of the sea, of love, and spirituals as follows:

He’s Gone Away   American Folk Song  arr. Shaw/Parker

The Sailor and Young Nancy     arr. E.J Moeran

I Love My Love    Cornish Folk Song  arr. Gustav Holst

The Jolly Tar and the Milkmaid    George & Ira Gershwin

Where is Love?    Lionel Bart arr. Kirby Shaw

I Love That Old Barbershop Style   Einar Pedersen  arr. Val Hicks

Let Me Fly    arr. Robert DeCormier

I’ll Never Turn Back No More    R. Nathaniel Dett

King Jesus is A-Listenin’   arr. Ken Berg

Saints Bound for Heaven    Traditional   arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw

Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss this concert!  It will be Sunday, April 19, 2015, at 2:00P.M. in Zion Lutheran Church in Clinton.  The concert is open to the public, a free will-offering will be taken to defray the cost of music and musicians.

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