The program opens with Cantata 21 Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, one of Bach’s greatest Cantatas. This wonderful musical journey from sorrow and heaviness to joy and light is, for all the members of our Choir, in the top ten Cantatas they love to sing. Festival artist-in-residence She-e Wu follows with a transcription for marimba of J.S. Bach’s Third Cello Suite in C Major, BWV 1009. The concert closes with Handel’s Ode for Saint Cecilia’s Day, in honor of Saint Cecilia, patron saint of music.