Helmuth in Oregon!

  • Apr 5, 2016

Sunday, April 30th and May 1st, Artistic Director Emeritus Helmuth Rilling will be in Salem, Oregon to conduct the Bach Cantatas at Willamette University.

Internationally renowned German conductor, scholar and lecturer, Helmuth Rilling comes to Salem to guest conduct the WMC in a performance of two well-known cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach. Cantata No. 80 "Ein feste Burg ist unser gott" (A Might Fortress is Our God) and Cantata No. 147 "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" (Heart, Mouth, Deed and Life). This cantata features the beloved chorale "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring." The chorus will be accompanied by orchestra. Willamette Master Chorus is proud to partner with St. Mark Lutheran Visiting Theologian Program and Goudy Distinguished Artist Series for this concert.

In addition to the two concerts, Helmuth will also be participating in a lecture* on 'The Theological Aspects in the Music of Johann Sebastian Bach' and a Master Class* on the Choruses from Handel's Messiah. Both events are free and open to the public.

For tickets visit this page.


Lecture:  The Theological Aspects in the Music of Johann Sebastian Bach
Thurs., April 28, 11:30 am at Willamette University, Hudson Hall, Salem
Sat., April 30, 10:30 am at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 790 Marion St. NE, Salem

Master Class:  Choruses from Handel’s “Messiah”
Friday, April 29, 4:00 pm at Willamette University, Hudson Hall


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