Cantata Insights Series: #12 – Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen (Weeping, Lamenting, Worrying, Fearing)

One of Bach’s early cantatas, #12 was written in 1714 when he was in Weimar acting as the appointed court musician in the chapel of Duke Johann Ernst III. The title of this cantata reflects on the sorrow one felt after the crucifixion, but Bach expresses his faith in God’s purpose to alleviate the pain. A remarkably beautiful cantata, we’re excited to be performing this just weeks before Easter.

Sunday, March 18, 2018, at 6 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, Denver  MAP




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 live performances of. Colorado Bach Ensemble’s Artistic Director, James Kim, explains the background and content of the selected cantata, shares his insights, and leads the full ensemble in a performance.