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Hallelujah! Motets by J.S. Bach, His Family, and Friends

Bach's motets are his only choral works that were performed without interruption between his death in 1750 and today! The expressive use of the human voice combined with the virtuosic counterpoint that serves the text in amazing ways keeps singers and listeners spellbound until today. This program intersperses Bach’s famous motets with music by other members of the Bach family as well as by friends and colleagues, including Johann Ludwig Bach, Antonio Lotti, Gottfried A. Homilius, Johann Christoph Bach, and Georg Philipp Telemann.

March 1, 2023, Wednesday, 7:00 PM

Bethany Lutheran College, Trinity Chapel

700 Luther Drive, Mankato

Tickets: Regular $20 | Student $5

March 3, 2023, Friday 7:30 PM

Sundin Music Hall

1531 Hewitt Ave, St. Paul

Ticket: Regular $35 | Student $5

March 4, 2023, Saturday 7:30 PM

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

9141 County Rd 101, Corcoran

Tickets: Regular $35 | Student $5

Hallelujah = Motets by JS Bach

J.S. Bach's Personal Bible -- His Musings and Inspiration

Presented by Dr. Thomas Rossin


Pre-Concert Talk Begins 30 Minutes Prior to Each Concert

We will be displaying Bach’s personal Bible in which his signature can be seen along with many notes in his own handwriting in the lobby of each concert.

Hallelujah! Motets by J.S. Bach, His Family, and Friends

Matthias Maute

Matthias Maute, Conductor


Singers of the Bach Society of Minnesota


Thomas Rossin

Dr. Thomas D. Rossin is the founder and Artistic Director of the Exultate Choir and Orchestra, headquartered in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. During its 25+ year history, the ensemble has produced 33 professional recordings including the recent release of the complete J.S. Bach Motets (performed in German and English) and new compositions by the world-renowned Welsh composer Paul Mealor. 


After learning that J.S. Bach’s personal Bible was stored in the rare book archives at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, he was allowed access to research and analyze the hand-written marginal notations made by J.S. Bach. Rossin’s doctoral dissertation detailed his findings and analysis and has been a source for Bach scholars over the past two decades. As a Bach scholar, Rossin has often been a guest lecturer and continues to educate students and audiences about J.S. Bach the man and his music.

covid 19 protocol
  • The Bach Society of Minnesota encourages audience members to wear masks and be fully vaccinated.

  • We follow the protocols of the venues where its concerts are held as well as current CDC guidelines. Prior to each performance, please visit our website for the venue’s procedures.

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