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Bach Cantata Series: BWV 80, “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott”

Thursday, October 24, 20131:30PM
Grand Pavilion

Conductor C. Paul Heins
Soprano Kellie Motter
Alto David Dickey
Tenor Joseph Regan
Bass James Krabbendam

Painting of JS BachThe Bach Cantata Series is proud to present Johann Sebastian Bach's “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott” (Our God is a secure fortress), BWV 80 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 “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott”
  • Scores of BWV 80
  • 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)