Choir, under the direction of Michael Lamkin,
bring us the first in a series of musical evenings at
The two groups will perform the famous Reformation
Cantata no. 80, "Ein feste Burg" ("A Mighty Fortress"), by Johann Sebastian Bach. This cantata was
composed in 1730 by Bach and later rewritten by his
son, Wilhelm Friedman, to include trumpets and tympani in order to make it more "flashy." The latter
edition is the one being used this evening.
Cantata no. 80, opening with a large contrapuntal
section for full orchestra and chorus, includes soprano,
alto, tenor, and bass solos sung by student musicians.
Michael Lamkin, music director and conductor of the
joint music program of the four colleges-CMC, HMC,
Scripps, and Pitzer-will make a short presentation on
the life of Bach. This will be followed by the cantata,
which lasts approximately 20 minutes.
Chef Robert is preparing a special dinner that Bach
and his family would have enjoyed.
The program begins at 7:00, following a 5:30 reception
and 6:00 dinner.