Bálint Karosi

Hungarian Organist, Cantor/Organist at St Peter’s Church, Manhattan

Sunday, February 6, at 4 p.m.

Central Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon

Livestream here

Bálint Karosi earned a reputation for his expressive command of a wide range of repertoire that is guided by historical performance practice and a remarkably multi-faceted musicianship enriched by his experiences as a composer, conductor, church musician, and clarinetist. Dr. Karosi holds degrees from Yale University, the Oberlin Conservatory, the Liszt Academy and the Conservatoire de Genève. He currently serves as Director of Music at Saint Peter’s Church in New York City.


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

This program, one in a series of fourteen which includes the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach, was designed by Christoph Wolf, the noted Bach Scholar.

Præludium in C Minor, BWV 562

Chorale Preludes from Orgelbüchlein, (BWV 635-644), Festival of Pentecost

Vater unser im Himmelreich, [The Lord’s Prayer] BWV 636

Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, [Through Adam, All Are Judged] BWV 637

Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, [Salvation Has Come to Us] BWV 638

Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, [I Call unto You, Lord Jesus Christ] BWV 639

In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr, [In You I Have Placed My Hope] BWV 640

Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, [When We Are in Deepest Need] BWV 641

Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten, [If You But Suffer God to Guide You] BWV 642

Alle Menschen müssen sterben, [All People Must Die] BWV 643

Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig, [O How Futile, O How Fleeting] BWV 644

Chorale Preludes from the Neumeister Collection

Das alte Jahr vergangen ist [The Old Year Is Gone] BWV 1091

Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen, [Beloved Jesus, What Have You Done] BWV 1093

O Jesu, wie ist dein Gestalt, [O Jesu, What Is Your State] BWV 1094

Fugue in C Minor, BWV 575

Triosonate No. 3 in D Minor, BWV 527


Adagio e dolce


Chorale Preludes

Wir glauben all an einen Gott, [We All Believe in One God] BWV 1098

Vater unser im Himmelreich, [The Lord’s Prayer] BWV 737

Wo soll ich fliehen hin, [Where Should I flee to] BWV 694

Chorale Fantasie

Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält, [The Lord Does Not Stop with Us] BWV 1128

Fantasie and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 537

Improvisation from a submitted Lutheran Chorale

Applause is appropriate. Please keep your masks on in the building and follow social distancing. We thank Thomas Stine for operating the video link which enables you to see the key desk and organistm, and Terry Lambert, for turning pages and pulling stops. We thank Richard Guy for the use of the microphone stand for the recording portions of this project.

If you wish to be notified of future musical offerings once the concert series at Central Lutheran Church has resumed following the pandemic, please write your name and address in the Guest Book in the Narthex, and indicate MUSIC EMAIL LIST by the side of your name.

127 views0 comments