Dordt College News

Bach cantata performance Feb. 17

February 9, 2006


Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cantata 199 “Mein Herze schwimmt in Blut” will be presented at Dordt College’s B.J. Haan Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m.

The ensemble performance will be presented by three Dordt music instructors and five student musicians at the college. Senior students participating in the cantata are Hannah Hooyer on violin, Scott Beeman on cello, Josh Meendering on double bass (all from Sioux Center) and Hanna Ahrenholz, a violinist from Orange City. Junior Connie Du Mez, Brookfield, Wisc., will perform on the viola.

Music department instructors performing are soprano Deb Vogel from Rock Valley; Darci Garmerl, Omaha, Neb., on the oboe; and Robert Horton, Sioux Center, on the harpsichord, providing basso continuo.

Continuo is an important characteristic of Baroque music, with a bass-register instrument (bassoon or cello) providing the melodic lines, and a chord instrument (organ, harpsichord or lute) matching the bass line with the left hand, but adding improvised chords with the right.

This performance is sponsored by the Dordt College Music Department and is free and open to the public.

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