Bach Vespers for Advent

Sunday, December 2, 2018
5:00 p.m.
BWV 62 – Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland

The Bach Ensemble and Choir kick-off the holiday season with a performance of Bach’s greatest work for Advent, BWV 62 Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (“Savior of the Nations, Come”). Just as December is a time for folks to prepare for the Holidays, the season of Advent is a season of preparation. Our cantata, BWV 62, is an energetic piece that is literally bursting with anticipation. Bach uses an ancient melody, one that originates as plainchant and has been transformed through the ages, sung in many languages, and still holds a place in most church hymnals today, “Savior of the nations, come”.

Featured soloists for the Vespers will be our new Bach Ensemble Young Artists: soprano Amanda Olea, counter-tenor Nicholas Kelliher, tenor Ryan Montgomery, and bass Hayden Smith.

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2 Replies to “Bach Vespers for Advent”

  1. Greatest? Better than BWV 63? Hmm. I think 63 is my favorite. All those trumpets and drums and oboes. But 62 is great too. 🙂

    On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 1:01 PM The Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas wrote:

    > carltonmonroe posted: “Sunday, December 2, 2018 5:00 p.m. BWV 62 – Nun > Komm, der Heiden Heiland The Bach Ensemble and Choir kick-off the holiday > season with a performance of Bach’s greatest work for Advent, BWV 62 Nun > komm der Heiden Heiland (“Savior of the Nations, Come”). Ju” >

  2. Close, but no cigar! BWV 63 was written for the First Day of Christmas, so it’s not an “Advent” cantata. I win on a technicality!

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