Boulder Bach Chorus, Players, and Artists - Zachary Carrettin, conductor; Kristin Olson, oboe; Amanda Balestrieri, soprano; Marjorie Bunday, alto; Daniel Hutchings, tenor; Adam Ewing, bass
As in Rumi’s mystical writings, J.S. Bach’s motet Komm, Jesu, Komm expresses the intoxicated longing to be one with the Creator. Composed for double chorus, this piece explores ancient spirituality while connecting deeply with generations of listeners. The texts that inspire the early cantatas include “From the Depths, I Call to You,” BWV 131, a rich and powerful work exploring the darker timbres of the violas and oboe.