Cantata 33, Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu (Alone to Thee, Lord Jesus Christ) is a chorale cantata with the original chorale melody appearing in the first and last movements. The cantata is based on the hymn by Konrad Hubert (1540). Bach composed the work in 1724, and it was first performed in September of that year. It opens with an exciting and energetic chorale fantasia – listen for the chorale melody in the soprano line. Another highlight is the third movement, a beautiful alto aria accompanied by solo violin.

Colorado Bach Ensemble’s “Cantata Insights Series” gives audiences an opportunity to learn more about Bach’s many cantatas. In these popular and educational concerts, Artistic Director James Kim has a special way of explaining what he knows, drawing you into the wonders of Bach’s music. After James gives his insights on a “guided tour” through the cantata, the ensemble performs the work in its entirety, giving the audience a fresh perspective of one of Bach’s magnificent works.

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