Please join South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Delta David Gier, for lectures on Bach’s monumental "B minor Mass," during Lent. This great masterpiece represents the only time Bach, a Lutheran, set the full text of the Latin mass. Why did he do so - and at the very end of his career, at the height of his powers, with no commission nor occasion for performance? Knowing that the vast majority of Bach’s works were intended for corporate worship, how should we experience this piece today?
Topics:● March 19 - Kyrie and Gloria (Missa)● March 26 - Credo (Symbolum Nicanum)● April 2 - Sanctus (Sanctus)● April 9 - Osaana, Benedictus, Agnus Dei, Donna Nobis Pacem (Osaana)
Joining Maestro Gier will be:● Dr. John Christopherson, Senior Pastor, First Lutheran Church● Father Charles Cimpl, Pastor at Holy Spirit Church and the Vicar General of the Diocese of Sioux Falls● J. Mark Bertrand, novelist and teaching elder at Grace Presbyterian Church● Zachary Rygiel, Director of Worship & Music, First Lutheran Church● Dr. James Johnson, Chorus Master of the SDSO
B minor Mass PerformanceThe South Dakota Symphony Orchestra will perform the B minor Mass on Saturday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 23, at 2:30 p.m., at the Washington Pavilion. For tickets please visit sdsymphony.org