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Bach Cantata 66
August 6, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am UTC-6
The Aspen Chapel is pleased to present the 24th annual Bach Cantata at the Aspen Chapel. This year, Bach Cantata 66 “Erfreut Euch, Ihr Herzen” will be performed under the direction of special guest conductor Steven Finch, the Aspen Chapel Choir, instrumentalists and soloists from the Aspen Music Festival and School. Susan Nicholson, music director at the Aspen Chapel will perform Bach organ works.
The Aspen Chapel has been presenting the Bach Cantata for 24 years. Susan Nicholson started the Bach Cantata (and aria service) with Thomas Troeger, accomplished flutist and theologian and then professor at the IIiff School of Theology in Denver. It was created out of the desire to perform the works of Bach in the same setting as he performed them in the 1700’s. When Troeger became professor at Yale, Finch took over preaching the sermons based on the Cantata which uses hymns, text and liturgy which are based on the work. Finch has been conducting the Cantata at the Aspen Chapel for 21 years.
The Bach Cantata starts at 9:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://www.aspenchapel.org or 970-925-7184