CANTATA INSIGHTS SERIES
BWV 66: Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen
(Rejoice, All Ye Hearts)
With its origins as a birthday celebration for Prince Leopold in 1718, this cantata was first performed on Easter in 1724. With a lively and lilting opening movement, the galloping rhythm propels through a myriad of emotions. The final Chorus/Chorale is derived from the traditional Latin Easter Sequence Chant “Victimae Paschali Laudes” ending the cantata with the Greek ”Kyrie eleis.”
Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 6 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village
About the Cantata Insights Series
J.S. Bach wrote more than 300 cantatas during his industrious career. Our Cantata Insights Series provides you with a deeper understanding of Bach and these gems that most audiences don’t get to hear in live performance. Colorado Bach Ensemble’s Artistic Director, James Kim, shares his insights with musical excerpts and leads the full ensemble in a performance.