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February 19, 2013: Bach Mass in b minor

Each Thursday David Cherwien, Artistic Director of the National Lutheran Choir, distributes notes to the singers after the Tuesday rehearsal. Large works with multiple movements are especially challenging because the performance needs to represent a narrative arc that is both coherent and emotional. The NLC is preparing for the powerful and uplifting Mass in b minor by J.S. Bach which will be performed at 7 p.m. in the glorious Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis on the 328th anniversary of Bach’s birthday: March 21, 2013.

February 7, 2013: Bach Mass in b minor

Every week, Artistic Director David Cherwien shares his Thursday rehearsal notes with the choir following the Tuesday rehearsal. These notes are from February 7, 2013 and are meant to be used by the choir members in their preparation of Bach’s Mass in b minor. The performance will take place at Central Lutheran Church on Bach’s birthday on March 21, 2013 at 7pm. The performance will be broadcast live on Minnesota Public Radio.