Te Deum concert

Salve Mundi Salutare – with Bach Aria Soloists (Antiqua)

February 17 and 18, 2024

Pronunciation: “Sawl-vay Moon-dee saw-loo-Taw-ray”
Translation: O Hail Salvation of the World

Salve Mundi Salutare, a poem that honors the parts of Christ’s body on the Cross, is explored, longed for, and celebrated in unique ways in the three pieces on this Antiqua series program.

Featuring Te Deum and Elisa Bickers on organ, Benjamin Britten’s Festival Te Deum makes exuberant use of the ancient hymn of praise. Bach Aria Soloists, featuring soprano Sarah Tannehill Anderson, performs the sublimely moving Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata 199, Meine Herze swimmt im blut. Widely regarded as the first Lutheran oratorio, Dietrich Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri is a reflection on “the most holy limbs of our suffering Jesus,” composed in 1680 for choir, soloists, and instrumental ensemble. It remembers the suffering of Christ in a series of short cantatas, each addressing a different part of the crucified body. Te Deum and Bach Aria Soloists combine to bring this magnificent work to life.

Saturday, February 17th, 7:30 p.m.
Village Presbyterian Church (map)

Sunday, February 18th, 3:00 p.m.
Grace Episcopal Cathedral – Topeka, KS (map)
For tickets to this concert please visit www.greatspaces.org

Admission (February 17th only):
Advanced Tickets (purchased at link below) | $40
Senior | $40
General Admission Onsite | $40
Students | $5 (purchase at link below or onsite with Student ID)

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Repertoire Featured:

Benjamin Britten Festival Te Deum
Johann Sebastian Bach – Cantata 199, Meine Herze schwimmt im Blut
Dietrich BuxtehudeMembra Jesu Nostri

About Bach Aria Soloists (website):

Bach Aria Soloists curates and delivers their critically-acclaimed concert series presenting the genius and relevance of Johann Sebastian Bach, his contemporaries, and those he inspired to today for our community, through exhilarating, multi-genre collaborations and BAS’ FREE BachReach education in the schools and for seniors. The ensemble’s repertoire is adventurous and broad, including chamber music from Renaissance to Contemporary, vocal arias, Tango and new living composer commissions. Their signature arrangements can be heard in every concert bringing ancient and modern music to new life.

Bach Aria Soloists is led by Artistic Director-Founder-violinist Elizabeth Suh Lane. The Soloists include sparkling soprano Sarah Tannehill Anderson; multi-talented Elisa Williams Bickers, harpsichord-organ-piano; and acclaimed cellist Hannah Collins.