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Bach Cantata Series: BWV 227 – “Jesu, meine Freude”

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Portrait of composer J.S. Bach 1:30PM
Grand Pavilion

Soprano Amy Broadbent
Soprano Rachel Carlson
Alto David Dickey
Tenor Jack Colver
Bass Greg Graf
Cello Jessica Albrecht

The Bach Cantata Series is proud to present Johann Sebastian Bach's motet "Jesu, meine Freude" (Jesus, my joy), BWV 227, 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 “Jesu, meine Freude”
  • Scores of BWV 227
  • 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 a recording of BWV 227, streamed through the Naxos Music Library database (accessible with your UMD ID and password.)