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Bach Cantata: BWV 159 "Sehet, wir geh'n hinauf gen Jerusalem"

  • Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center - Gildenhorn Recital Hall 8270 Alumni Drive College Park, MD, 20740 United States (map)
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Bach, the great master, wrote 209 cantatas, and UMD Choral Activities aims to sing them all in a series of different events. 

This performance will feature BWV 159 "Sehet, wir geh'n hinauf gen Jerusalem." This cantata serves as a somber anticipation to Christ’s Passion, its opening movement detailing a dialogue between Jesus (bass) and the Christian believer (alto). The second movement depicts the Christian’s response to follow after Christ through his suffering. The cantata ends in hopeful resolution with beautiful imagery of pastures, roses, and heaven.