19 Nov 2017

Bach Cantata Vespers Service

From Music Alive, 10:00 am on 19 November 2017
Bach Cantata Vespers 2017

Bach Cantata Vespers 2017 Photo: RNZ/David McCaw

A Vespers service commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation providing the opportunity to hear Bach's Lutheran-inspired music in its liturgical setting.

Music includes Bach's Motet, Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf BWV226; Cantata, Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BWV80; Violin Concerto in E BWV1042.

Anna van der Zee (violin), Anna Sedcole (soprano), Rebecca Woodmore (mezzo), John Beaglehole (tenor), David Morriss (bass), Chiesa Ensemble, Choir of Wellington Cathedral of St Paul/Cantor Rick Erickson.

Presiding Minister: Bishop Mark Whitfield

Preacher: Pastor Jim Pietsch.

Recorded 29 October 2017, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul by RNZ Concert.

Producer: David McCaw

Engineer: Graham Kennedy


Organ Prelude                  Bach: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BWV720

Processional Hymn         Nicolai: O Holy Spirit, enter in

Hymn                                Cherwien: Behold, unveiled the vesper skies

Psalm 141                        Erickson: Let my prayer rise before Thee as incense

Psalm 46                          Hassler: God is our refuge and strength

Motet                                Bach: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf BWV226

Magnificat                        Gastoldi: My soul rejoices

Cantata for Reformation Day       Bach: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BWV80

Prayer                                Whitfield: The Evening Prayer of Martin Luther

Recessional Hymn            Luther: A Mighty Fortress is our God

Postlude                             Bach: Violin Concerto in E BWV1042

Rick Erickson

Rick Erickson Photo: @Kevin McGowan Photography-HoustonTX


  • Rick Erickson, Cantor