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.