A Bach pilgrimage

The Valparaiso University Chorale performed May 27 at St. Agnus Church in Köthen, where J.S. Bach worked and composed music - including his Brandenburg Concertos - from 1717 to 1723.

After the concert, Chorale members had a rare opportunity to view the church communion book signed by Bach and his family as well as the communion chalice they used.

Watch a video with highlights of the concert and comments by Chorale conductor Dr. Christopher Cock on the Köthen performance and three-day residency at Bach's St. Thomas Church in Leipzig starting today, May 28. 

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CHORALE ITINERARY

May 20: Concert - Leipzig, Lutherkirche (7:30 p.m.)
May 23: Service - Seyda (10 a.m.) and Gentha (1 p.m.)
May 24: Concert – Rottenburg am Neckar, Wallfahrtskirche Weggental (7 p.m.)
May 25: Choral Workshop – Rottenburg am Neckar (9:30 a.m.)
May 26: Concert - Bernburg, Schlosskirche (7:30 p.m.)
May 27: Concert - Köthen, St. Agnus kirche (7:30 p.m.)
May 28 - Service - Leipzig, Thomaskirche (5 p.m.)
May 29 - Cantata - Leipzig, Thomaskirche (3 p.m.)
May 30 - Service - Leipzig, Thomaskirche 10 (a.m.)