Alice Millar Spring Festival Concert
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 3:00pm
Stephen Alltop, conductor; Moyue Zhou, assistant conductor; Alice Millar Chapel Choir and soloists; Baroque Music Ensemble
A concert offering a little “Christmas in May,” and Bach at his most glorious! The program includes Bach’s exultant Cantata No. 110, Unser Mund sei voll Lachens (Our mouths are filled with laughter), first performed in Leipzig on December 25, 1725. The Cantata 191, Gloria in excelsis Deo, features a very large baroque orchestra and glorious passages for chorus and soloists. This cantata was later used by Bach for his Mass in B Minor and is among the most brilliant choral passages ever written. A sparkling Concerto for Two Violins in G Major by Georg Philipp Telemann rounds out this uplifting concert.
J. S. Bach, Cantata No. 110, Unser Mund sei voll Lachens
Georg Philipp Telemann, Concerto for Two Violins in G Major, TWV 52:G2
Claudio Monteverdi, Dixit Dominus à 10
Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto for Two Violins in G Minor, RV 578
J. S. Bach, Cantata No. 191, Gloria in excelsis Deo
Alice Millar Chapel
1870 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
Completed in 1962, this venue houses two chapels: the 700-seat Millar Chapel and the 125-seat Vail Chapel. The Chapel hosts religious services, music performances, lectures, and other events.