Bach, Buxtehude, and Barber

  • Union Theological Seminary 3041 Broadway New York, NY, 10027 United States

J.S. Bach Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227
Dietrich Buxtehude Herzlich, lieb hab ich dich, o Herr
Samuel Barber Dover Beach

The Dessoff Chamber Choir and Chamber Ensemble perform Bach’s Jesu, meine Freude. The five voice motet expands upon the original hymn tune of the same name by Johann Crüger. This is the second of Bach’s six motets that Dessoff will perform over the next 3 seasons. Buxtehude’s Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr is the finest example of the composer’s mature cantata compositions. To round out the program, Maestro Merriweather steps off the podium to sing Barber’s Dover Beach for baritone and string quartet.

The Dessoff Chamber Choir
The Dessoff Chamber Ensemble
Malcolm J. Merriweather, conductor & baritone