Join us from June 5-12, 2016 for the fourteenth annual Peoria Bach Festival. This year's festival will feature eight concerts and six other events include a free lunch lecture and an event for children. The concert on Friday, June 10 will feature music for orchestra: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, a Handel Concerto Grosso, and concertos by Telemann. and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. For the concluding concert on Saturday, June 11, the Peoria Bach Festival choir will join the orchestra to present cantatas for the Easter season: Cantata No. 31: “Der Himmel lacht, die Erde jubilieret” ("The Heavens Laugh, and the Earth Rejoices"); Cantata No. 68: “Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt;” ("For God So Loved the World"), and Cantata No. 66: “Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen” ("Rejoice, You Hearts"). Cantata No. 31 will also be presented in the 8 am and 10:45 am services at Trinity on Sunday, June 12. Other concerts not to be missed are a concert by the Peoria Bach Players and Dr. John Orfe's concert of Bach's keyboard music on Thursday, June 9. For a complete schedule and details, please call (309) 676-4609 or visit www.peoriabachfestival.org.
Have a FREE lunch on us and gain musical and spiritual insight into the music of Bach. Lunch is served at 12:00 noon. The lecture will begin at 12:10 and conclude at 1:00 p.m.
This year, Dr. Martin Dicke will be lecturing on the works for the upcoming concerts on Friday, June 10th and Saturday, June 11th, which include the following works:
-Bach: Cantata No. 66: "Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen"
-Handel: Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 5
-Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
-CPE Bach: Flute Concerto in D minor
-Bach: Cantata No. 31: "Der Himmel lacht, die Erde jubilierte"
-Telemann: Concerto for 2 Flutes, Oboe, and Violin
-Bach: Cantata No. 68: "Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt"
Last year, the festival featured Cantatas for the seasons of Christmas and Epiphany, whereas this year, they feature Cantatas for the Easter Season.
The lecture is FREE. Call 309-676-4609 to reserve your spot in Bach's lunch. Join us!
Trinity Lutheran Church
135 NE Randolph Ave.
Peoria, Illinois 61606
Join us for events at Trinity Lutheran Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church as Bach Plays in Peoria. The Peoria Bach Festival begins on Sunday, June 5th at 7:30 with a free concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church (1420 West Moss Avenue Peoria, IL 61606). This concert, Music for Bach's Own Instrument, will be hosted by James Kibbie.
All other concerts will be hosted at Trinity Lutheran Church