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Bach Cantata

Time: May 16, 2019 from 7pm to 8pm
Location: St. John The Evangelist Church
Street: 60 Kent Street
City/Town: St. Paul
Website or Map: http://www.stjohnsstpaul.org
Phone: 651-228-1172
Event Type: compline
Organized By: St. John The Evangelist Church
Latest Activity: May 7, 2019

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On Thursday, May 16 at 7pm, Compline will be followed by a performance of J.S. Bach’s early cantata, Gottes Zeit is die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106. The cantata, “God’s Time is the Best,” was composted in 1708 when Bach was 22, for the church of Divi Blasii, Mulhausen, where he was the musician. It is a funeral cantata, probably in memory of a former mayor of the city. While the work has a contemplative side, the upbeat ending is a doxology, and freshly affirming.

Performers include members of Mirandola Ensemble and some of the Twin Cities’ leading period instrument performers. A free-will offering will be taken.

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