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Bach Cantata Series: BWV 106 – “Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit” (God’s time is the best of all times)

Thursday, December 5, 20131:30PM
Grand Pavilion

Portrait of JS BachSoprano Adia Evans
Alto Caitlin Redding
Tenor Jack Colver
Bass Gregory Voinier
Flute Caroline Rohm and C. Paul Heins
Viola Hanna Pederson
Cello Jessica Albrecht and Sarabeth Taber-Miller
Conductor Rachel Carlson

The Bach Cantata Series is proud to present Johann Sebastian Bach's “Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit” (God’s time is the best of all times), BWV 106, in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center's Grand Pavilion.  This performance is part of an on-going series dedicated to exploring the more than 200 extant cantatas by the great master, through informal performances by students and friends of UMD Choral Activities. Learn more about J.S. Bach's life and music in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library through these resources:

  • Recordings of “Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit”
  • Scores of BWV 106
  • Biographies of J.S. Bach
  • Books on Bach's cantatas: don't miss Alfred Dürr's The Cantatas of J. S. Bach: With their Librettos in German-English Parallel Text for a full translation of the text of this cantata and a description of its history (located in the reference section of MSPAL)

Streaming Audio: Listen to MSPAL Previews' favorite recording of BWV 106, featuring Barbara Schlick, soprano, Kai Wessel, alto, Guy de Mey, tenor, Klaus Mertens, bass, and The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, conducted by Ton Koopman. This recording is streamed through the Naxos Music Library database and is accessible with your UMD ID and password.