The F-M Bach Choir, an auditioned, community choir, was founded in 2021 by Dr. Kathryn Rolf, Artistic Director and Conductor, as an outreach ministry of Immanuel Lutheran Church. The mission of the ensemble is to bring J. S. Bach's music and the message it artfully communicates to the F-M area. The choir performs sacred Baroque repertoire with professional soloists and instrumentalists. A freewill offering is taken at concerts to support future Bach Choir performances.
Bach Cantata Vespers - Sunday, February 18, 4:00pm, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1005 1st St., West Fargo
The third annual Bach Cantata Vespers is a partnership between the Red River Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) and the F-M Bach Choir, hosted by St. Andrew Lutheran Church. The F-M Bach Choir and instrumental ensemble will perform Bach's Cantata Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (Actus Tragicus), BWV 106 , in the context of the Vespers liturgy. Organists from the AGO will share organ works by Bach.
Summer Concert - Thursday, August 8, 7:00pm, Immanuel Lutheran Church 1258 Broadway N., Fargo
Hosted and sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Church, this concert will celebrate the 300th anniversary of the first two Lutheran hymnals (published in 1724). Music will feature settings of hymns from these hymnals, including Bach's cantata Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Savior of the Nations, Come), BWV 62; choruses from cantatas Es ist das Heil (Salvation Unto Us Has Come), BWV 9, and Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (Out of the Depths I Cry to You), BWV 38; and choir and congregational settings of Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice and Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands.
8/11/22 Program: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, SWV 35 - Heinrich Schütz Ein Feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress), BWV 80 - J. S. Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1, BWV 1066 (selected movements) - J. S. Bach Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225 - J. S. Bach