First Lutheran’s Minister of Music Balint Karosi, along with Pastor Ingo Dutzmann and parishoner Paul Edmon spoke to the Boston Musical Intelligencer about the upcoming Bach Vespers series. Joyce Painter Rice introduces the series.

As the semi-millennial observances of the Protestant Reformation approach, Boston’s First Lutheran Church has announced a series of “Bach” Vespers services beginning next Saturday evening; these will also celebrate the composer who stands at the pinnacle of the Reformation’s remarkable influence on the history of music. Under Bálint Karosi, Organist and Minister of Music, the First Lutheran choir, soloists and period orchestra will weave the Bach cantata liturgically appropriate for the day and motets from the Florilegium Portense and Leipziger Gesangbuch into a Vespers format typical of 18th-century Lutheran practice. As in the services Bach led as Cantor of the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, the cantatas will occur as part of the service.

You can read the full article at the Boston Musical Intelligencer.


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