Bach Tage celebrates the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Widely regarded as the most prominent composer of the baroque era, Bach (1685–1750) was also the most influential contributor to the Lutheran musical canon.
The power of his work lies in its many layers of spirituality and its innovative complexity. Worshiping communities of many denominations continue to be inspired by the music of Bach, even as other communities choose simpler styles.
Mount Olive hosts Bach Tage, an annual weekend conference to celebrate with the wider community Bach’s enduring contributions.
At Bach Tage (Bach days), Kathy Romey of the University of Minnesota and a leading Bach conductor rehearses the conference participants to perform with professional orchestra and soloists one or more of the composer’s 200 cantatas in the context of worship. It’s a popular event for baroque musicians and other fans of Bach from the Twin Cities and across the nation.
Bach Tage 2021: June 5, 2021
Here are the materials you will need to print in advance of June 5.
You won’t need to rehearse in advance as at previous Bach Tage since we will not actually be performing 😢, but please spend a little time with them and have them available for the presentation by Art Halbardier and for the performance segments on June 5.
Click here for the Bach Tage playlist.
Please note: This link will not become live until Saturday, June 5, at 10:00 a.m.
The BachTage 2021 playlist includes three video segments:
1. A recital by the baroque ensemble Flying Forms: Marc Levine, baroque violin; Tami Morse, harpsichord; Tulio Rondón, cello and piccolo cello.
2. Music and theology of Cantata 85, Ich bin ein guter Hirt – Arthur Halbardier; Interview of Stanley King and Ellen Rider, with Kathy Romey and Arthur Halbardier
3. Performance of Cantata 85, and movements from Cantata 21 – the BachTage Orchestra and soloists
Each segment can be viewed independently. HOWEVER, BE SURE TO VIEW SEGMENT #2 PRIOR TO SEGMENT #3.
Finally, there is no official registration for this Bach Tage. However, most of our expenses are the same as if we were meeting in person. Many of you have made generous gifts to Bach Tage in the past to help us keep our registration cost minimal. If you are in a position to help financially this year, please send your gift to Mount Olive Lutheran Church Bach Tage, 3045 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis MN 55407.