Featuring two works accompanied by organ keyboard: First, J. S. Bach’s Jesu, meine Freude – a motet of eleven movements for five voices. Set from the Lutheran hymn tune Jesu, meine Freude (Jesus, my Joy), it appears in various ways in choral settings. The final work in the program is Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb – a cantata for choir, soloists, and organ. Texts are from Christopher Smart’s poem depicting praise and worship from all God’s creatures. The featured organist in this performance is Joseph Arndt, Music Director at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Tulsa.
With Sydney ZumMallen, cello, and Guest Conductors Dr. Zachary Malavolti and Dr. Jeffery Wall