Bloomington Early Music Festival

Opening Night Concert: Bloomington Bach Cantata Project

Live Music

Date & Time

Sunday, May 22 | 8:00pm - 9:00pm

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505 West 4th St. Bloomington, IN


Bloomington Early Music

J.S. Bach, “Es ist gut, dass ich hingehe” BWV 108

Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantata “Es ist gut, dass ich hingehe” BWV 108 is composed to a libretto by Christiana Mariana von Ziegler, crowned poet laureate in 1733. The work—along with eight other Ziegler texts that Bach set—reveals that women were indeed intricately involved in the music of even the most canonical male composers of the era. Music directed by Carolann Buff, and signature BBCP lecture at the halfway point between two performances of the work, enabling you to listen in new ways the second time around. (Bloomington, IN)

Mid-concert lecture by BBCP Director and Bach scholar Daniel R. Melamed.